Hyundai Elantra (7th, CN7) Review Rundown
Hyundai Motor Company | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 22 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
The 7th-generation Hyundai Elantra evolves the four-door-coupe look with "Parametric Dynamics" design. It is the first in the compact sedan segment to introduce wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also leads the segment in introducing the first Digital Key that allows owners to unlock, start, and drive with smartphone. The Elantra Hybrid is more efficient than the Honda Insight and Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The gas engine is a little buzzy when you lay into it, but the six-speed DCT is great. N Line models get comfy sport seats with leather bolsters, a thicker-rimmed steering wheel.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Hyundai's Elantra Hybrid is more efficient than the Honda Insight and Toyota Corolla Hybrid. A 1.6-liter I4 and 1.34-kWh battery combine to produce 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Depending on trim, the Hybrid is anywhere from 240 to 340 pounds heavier.
The new Elantra N Line is a little more in-your-face than a Honda Civic Si, but I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. N Line models get comfy sport seats with leather bolsters, a thicker-rimmed steering wheel, a wireless charging pad, alloy pedals and some red accent stitching. It's a fun sport sedan you really could drive every day, but the N Line lacks some active safety features.
The Elantra is 2.2 inches longer, 1 inch wider and 1 inch lower than the outgoing sedan. It has 99.4 cubic feet of passenger space, which bumps it up to the EPA's midsize classification. A 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster is optional on the SEL and standard on the Limited.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid comes in two trim levels—SEL and Limited. The SEL trim starts at $23,550 and includes such standard amenities as 16-inch alloy wheels. The Limited trim adds 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and chrome side body moldings.
- 1. ^ 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid first drive review: Effortlessly efficient. Cnet. 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line first drive review: A sprightly sport compact. Cnet. 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 3. ^ 2021 Hyundai Elantra first drive review: Standout style with plenty of substance. Cnet. 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 4. ^ 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Review. Pcmag. 2020-12-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
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- ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.