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2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata
2021 Hyundai Elantra


2021 Hyundai Sonata

Starting MSRP

37 mpg

Combined MPG

32 mpg
2.0L 147 hp I4 Engine


2.5L 191 hp GDI Engine
Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission


8-speed automatic

LED Headlights

Premium Cloth

Seating Surfaces

Premium Cloth


If you’re in need of a stunning sleek new sedan for your Centerville travels, then you may want to look at the 2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra. Each of the latest versions of these celebrated lineups is sure to deliver an exciting experience, but only one can be right for you and your family. See which you’ll bring home with our breakdown of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Hyundai Sonata, then shop for your next vehicle among our inventory at Voss Hyundai.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Starting Price

You don’t have to break the bank when shopping around Miamisburg for your next sedan, and you’re sure to appreciate the $19,650 MSRP* of the Hyundai Elantra SE. For the same base trim of the Sonata lineup, which is the Hyundai Sonata SE, you can expect a starting MSRP from $23,950*. Those looking for the perfect introduction will love the Elantra, but will also love the immediate upgrades that come when you opt for the Sonata. 

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Performance Specs

As you compare the performance of the Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra on Miamisburg roads, each presents its own enticing capabilities. Despite the fact that the Sonata sports a slightly larger and more powerful engine, the Elantra balances things out by generating a slightly more efficient fuel economy. Here are few more differences to note in specs between these two sedans below:

  • Engine: The Elantra comes equipped with a 2.0L 147 hp I4 engine delivering 132 lb-ft of torque. The Sonata comes with more power with its 2.5L 191 hp GDI engine that produces 182 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmissions: The Sonata is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the Elantra has a Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission.
  • Sonata vs. Elantra MPG Ratings: The Elantra earned an EPA-estimated combined fuel rating of 37 mpg, while the Sonata received an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 32 mpg.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Interior Space & Features

Each of these Hyundai sedans offers a relaxing ride for you and your passengers whether you’re around Kettering or far from home, but you’ll find the Elantra to be just a bit more compact. In the Elantra, you’ll have up to 99.4 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Sonata allows for 120.4 cubic feet of total passenger volume. Additionally, you’ll find each comes with its own advanced interior features such as:

  • 2021 Hyundai Elantra: The Elantra comes with a six-speaker audio system, 8-inch touchscreen system, split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth®-capable phone system, premium cloth seating, and a rearview camera.
  • 2021 Hyundai Sonata: The Hyundai Sonata has all of the above features and more, including a 7-inch color touchscreen display, blind spot detection system, metal grain interior accents, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. It also comes with a suite of safety features.

Make Your Own Elantra vs. Sonata Assessment at Voss Hyundai

Now that you’ve seen our overview of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata, you can make your very own comparison to find the perfect fit for you on Miamisburg roads. Bring home a new Hyundai Elantra or Sonata for sale from Voss Hyundai, and explore excellent savings on new Hyundai sedans with our new vehicle specials or national incentives. Continue your vehicle research with other helpful comparisons, or speak with our sales team about leasing options. Contact us today to schedule your test drive at our Dayton dealership! 

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