2021 Hyundai Elantra Pricing Announced, Still Very Affordable

Hyundai has just announced Canadian pricing for the completely redesigned 2021 Elantra and there are some great news for customers.

Once again equipped with a standard six-speed manual gearbox in base trim, the popular Korean compact sedan will now start at $17,899, an increase of just $800 from the outgoing model. If you opt for the continuously variable transmission, you’ll pay $19,799. As previously reported, the five-door Elantra GT is not coming back.

The Hyundai Elantra remains one of the rare cars under $20,000 in Canada. It features an eight-inch infotainment display with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility—a first in the segment. A wide 10.25-inch HD screen with navigation is optional along with a customizable 10.25-inch HD digital instrument cluster.

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The engine under the hood is the familiar 2.0-litre four-cylinder that generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Additional Hyundai SmartSense safety and convenience technologies are part of the lineup, too, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction-Turning Detection, Rear Occupant Alert and Safe Exit Warning, plus semi-autonomous Highway Driving Assist with Auto Curve Slowdown.

The top-line Elantra Ultimate Tech, which boasts premium amenities like ventilated front seats and wireless smartphone charging, is priced at $28,299.

First-ever Elantra Hybrid

One of the biggest changes for 2021 is the introduction of the first-ever Elantra Hybrid. This one starts at $24,699, barely undercutting its most direct competitor, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid ($24,990). We’re just waiting for the official fuel ratings from Natural Resources Canada to validate the Hyundai-estimated figure of 4.7 L/100 km.

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The Elantra Hybrid’s system combines a 1.6-litre gasoline engine with a 32-kW electric motor and a 1.32-kWh battery mounted under the rear seat. The CVT is replaced by a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, here.

Sporty Elantra N Line

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra lineup is completed by the new Elantra N Line (formerly known as Elantra Sport) starting at $27,599. For that kind of money, you get racier styling, an upgraded chassis featuring a multilink rear suspension and revised steering, as well as a driver-focused cockpit highlighted by unique sport seats, among other things.

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Of course, the main draw is the turbocharged 1.6-litre engine producing 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Unlike our neighbours in the south, we Canadians don’t get the six-speed manual with this model, which doesn’t make much sense if you ask us. Anyway, there’s a Sport mode that can take the thrills a bit higher with more aggressive shift points and the ability to hold gears longer.

The standard 2021 Hyundai Elantra goes on sale late this fall. Hybrid and N Line variants will follow in the first months of 2021.

Watch: First Look at the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line 

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