2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Elantra


2021 Hyundai Sonata

$19,650* MSRP

Starting Price

$23,700* MSRP
35 mpg

Combined MPG (city/hwy)

32 mpg
2.0L 147hp I4 Engine


2.5L 191hp GDI Engine
6-Speed Automatic


8-Speed Automatic

LED Headlights

Premium Cloth

Seating Surfaces

Premium Cloth

Is it time to upgrade your Miami drives with a new sedan? At Kendall Hyundai, we’re comparing the 2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra to help you see which of these safe and reliable cars is the right option for your family. In this comparison, you’ll learn the difference between the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and 2021 Hyundai Sonata to help you make the most informed car-buying decision.

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Starting Price

Whether you choose the new Hyundai Elantra or Sonata, you can expect affordable starting prices. However, between the two, the 2021 Elantra offers a lower price while the 2021 Sonata offers more standard features. Compare the 2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra in terms of entry-level starting prices below:

  • 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE Price: Starting MSRP from $19,650*
  • 2021 Hyundai Sonata SE Price: Starting MSRP from $23,700*

The Elantra is an excellent sedan if you need a vehicle to go from South Miami to Homestead for work. However, if you have longer commutes, the Sonata might be worth the extra cost. 

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Performance Specs

Both new Hyundai sedans provide incredible performance. Compare their performance specs below:

  • Engine: The 2021 Elantra comes equipped with a 2.0L 147hp I4 engine that produces 132 lb-ft of torque. The Sonata offers more power with its 2.5L 191 hp GDI engine that delivers 182 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmissions: The 2021 Sonata comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, whereas the Elantra has a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • EPA-Estimated MPG Ratings: The 2021 Elantra earned a combined fuel rating of 35 mpg, while the Sonata received a combined fuel economy of 32 mpg.

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Interior Dimensions

Which is bigger: the 2021 Hyundai Elantra or Sonata? In short, the Sonata offers more interior space. Compare the interior dimensions and cargo space measurements of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata:.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Dimensions

  • Headroom (front/rear): 40.6/37.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.3/80 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 53.4/50.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 56.5/55.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 99.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 14.2 cubic feet
  • Total Interior Volume: 113.6 cubic feet

2021 Hyundai Sonata Dimensions

  • Headroom (front/rear): 40/38.4 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 46.1/34.8 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 54.6/54.4 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.9/56.1 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 104.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 16 cubic feet
  • Total Interior Volume: 120.4 cubic feet

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Standard Features

Compare the 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata in terms of standard features to see which vehicle has the features you need to enhance your Doral drives:

  • 2021 Hyundai Elantra Features: The interior of the Elantra features 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 Features: 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.

Compare Our New Hyundai Sedans in Miami

After comparing the 2021 Elantra vs. Sonata, it’s time to get behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle that’s going to enhance your overall driving experience. Be sure to explore Kendall Hyundai’s new vehicle specials and get pre-approved for financing before visiting our Miami Hyundai dealership for your test drive. Whether you’re looking for car buying tips or assistance with financing, we can help. Contact us today!

*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

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