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2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra

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2021 Hyundai
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MSRP*
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$19,650 to $25,450
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$23,950 to $33,950
Invoice* $19,075 to $24,446 $23,006 to $32,267
MPG - City 25 - 33 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 33 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Elantra, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little narrower than the Hyundai Sonata, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Hyundai Elantra is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Sonata, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Elantra has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Sonata, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Hyundai Elantra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Sonata.