2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid for Sale in Fairfield, CT
For 2021, the Hyundai Elantra has been redesigned to deliver more style, interior space, and tech than ever before. While these changes are notable in their own right, one of the most exciting additions made to the Elantra is an all-new hybrid powertrain that allows for up to 56 mpg. Whatever predispositions folks might have about gas-electric cars, the ’21 Elantra Hybrid clearly defies the stereotype with its sharp lines, sophisticated look, and sought-after technology. Like every other Hyundai released in 2021, regular factory-scheduled maintenance visits for services such as oil and filter changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections are complimentary for the first 3 years/36,000 miles of ownership. The ’21 Elantra Hybrid also gets Hyundai’s industry-leading warranty, including 10 years/100K miles of powertrain coverage.
Trims, Powertrain, and Fuel Economy
Hyundai splits the front-wheel drive ’21 Elantra Hybrid into two trims, the Blue and the Limited. Their hybrid powertrain mates a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with a 32 kW electric motor, and together they produce 139 horsepower. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission handles the gear changes, and a drive-mode selector lets you choose between Normal, Sport, and Smart. According to the EPA’s official fuel economy listings, both achieve 53 mpg in the city and 56 mpg on the highway. With the help of regenerative braking, energy formed during the stopping process is captured and routed to the battery.
Trims and Features
With only two trims, the base Blue is equipped more like a mid-level car, with LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, a chrome front grille, heated side mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, heated seats in the front row, dual USB ports (one for charging and data and the other just for charging), dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Limited’s upgrades include LED headlights, full LED taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a dark chrome front grille, side mirror turn-signal indicators, Digital Key (this feature lets your smartphone act as the vehicle’s key fob), a sunroof, leather seats (ventilated in the front row), a power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and position memory, a wireless smartphone charger, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a larger (10.25-inch) digital gauge cluster, customizable ambient interior lighting, and a rear seat that splits 60/40 and has an armrest with cupholders.
Safety and Technology
The Blue receives a nice slate of safety features that includes forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, high beam assist, and safe exit warning. The Limited adds to these with cyclist and junction turning detection, smart cruise control with stop-and-go, rear parking sensors, and rear parking collision-avoidance assist.
On the infotainment front, the Blue gets an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming with voice recognition, and Bluelink connected car services. The Limited gains a 10.25-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation, enhanced voice recognition, and additional Bluelink services, but it reverts to wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto since wireless isn’t compatible with the larger display. The sound system is upgraded to a high-end Bose with eight speakers.