The 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan goes longer in nearly every way: it casts a longer shadow compared to the outgoing sedan, it travels longer on a tank of fuel, it has a longer infotainment screen, and comes with a longer list of options.
The only thing that’s shorter? Shoppers’ attention to small cars.
Not much about the 2021 Elantra is small anymore. The updated sedan, which raided the bigger Sonata’s closet for some of its new digs, is longer, lower, and wider than the model it replaces and has more space inside for passengers. Its historic value may be enough to get buyers’ attention.
Review continues below
Hyundai hasn’t yet said how much it will cost when the Elantra goes on sale in late 2020, although it’s likely to hover around $20,000 for base models, including destination. The 2021 Elantra will be available in SE, SEL, and Limited trims. An…