May 17

Why the Hyundai Elantra Should Be Your Next Car

2021 elantra

Voted the 2021 North American Car of the Year, the Elantra is back and better than ever! With refreshing updates both inside and out, there’s no end to the impressive features you’ll find. This bold new design is paired with a powerful, fuel-efficient engine so that you can travel farther while still being comfortable.  The Elantra also has available packages to help make every ride even better. If you’ve been looking for your next car, don’t miss out on this one. Here are the top reasons why Huffines Hyundai in Plano think that the Hyundai Elantra should be your next car.

Powerful Yet Fuel-Efficient Engine 

A traditional gas-powered engine in the Hyundai Elantra gets you where you need to go without sacrificing fuel economy. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder inline engine is paired with a Smartstream intelligent variable transmission for a responsive, smooth-shifting ride. The multi-point fuel injection system, along with the idle stop-and-go technology system, allows you to maintain up to 43 mpg while on the highway so you can drive longer between fill-ups. This system gets you up to 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque for a responsive driving experience.

Impressive Performance

Various performance features help enhance your ride every time you get behind the wheel. The front-wheel-drive system enables you to navigate in a variety of weather and road conditions. With the standard drive mode select system with normal, sport, and smart mode, you can choose what type of driving experience you have. The sport mode gets you a faster response and quick handling, while the smart mode helps to increase fuel efficiency. 

You’ll also find an anti-lock braking system, brake assist, and a vehicle stability management system with electronic stability control, traction control, and hill start assist control to keep you in charge while on the road.

Eye-Catching Exterior

With three trim levels available, you’ll notice a few differences as well as several similarities between the exterior of each version of this classic Hyundai car. On the SE, you get 15-inch alloy wheels and a chrome front grille. The SEL offers 16-inch wheels and projector headlights. The premium Limited features 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome window trim, and LED taillights.

Each Elantra comes with LED daytime running lights, automatic light control, and dual fold-away power side mirrors. With the available Premium package, you can add a variety of additional features. These include a power sunroof, dark chrome exterior accents such as a grille, emblems, and  lower bumper.

Comfortable Interior

The interior of the Elantra comes complete with both high-end comfort and premium convenience. With the SE, you get cloth seating, manual air-conditioning, and a six-way adjustable driver’s seat. The SEL comes with two available packages to make your driving experience even better. The Convenience package on the SEL adds a large 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and a wireless charging pad. The Premium package on the SEL gets you 60/40 split-folding rear seating, a Bose premium sound system, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support.

The top of the line Limited will get you leather-trimmed seating, a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, standard heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and customizable ambient lighting. You will also get a front passenger seat back pocket for easy storage, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and illuminated vanity mirrors for quick checks on the road.

Easy to Use Connectivity and Infotainment 

In order to keep you connected while on the road, the Elantra offers a great connectivity and infotainment setup. With the SE and the SEL, you get an 8-inch high-resolution touch-screen display with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and a 4.2-inch color gauge cluster. You get an HD radio on the SE with SiriusXM radio access on the SEL and Limited. You can also easily connect to your favorite playlists and access your navigation system.

The Limited offers additional features such as a premium Bose sound system, wireless charging dock, and a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster. Each Elantra comes with dual USB ports and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, so you can quickly access and connect without having to take your eyes off the road.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

A wide array of traditional safety and advanced driver assistance options help to keep you protected while on the road. The Limited has forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian, junction-turning, cyclist detection, and a smart cruise control system with stop-and-go. You also get a blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane-keeping assist, and more.

In the event of a collision, you’ll also be protected by various features. There’s an advanced air bag system with driver and passenger side-impact air bags, side-curtain air bags, and a driver’s knee air bag. The high-strength frame with front and rear crumple zones with help to keep you safe as well. You can drive confidently in the Elantra, knowing that Hyundai has your safety covered.

The New Elantra N-Line

In addition to the trim levels and features listed above, 2021 brings a whole new Elantra to the lineup. The N-Line will come with a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI engine with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to deliver up to an incredible 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Outside you find attention-demanding 18-inch alloy wheels, exclusive fascia, and chrome twin exhaust tips.

The interior of the N-Line features an array of impressive features. There’s an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen display with tech features such as wireless charging, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and enhanced voice recognition. Comfort features include leather and cloth sports seating with exclusive N-Line badging, alloy sport pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

If you’re ready to check out the newest Elantra, or any of the other great Hyundai vehicles, contact us here at Huffines Hyundai in Plano. A member of our expert sales team would love to give you a tour of our showroom, help answer any questions you might have, or even get you set up for a test drive. We look forward to seeing you and hope to welcome you to the Huffines family.

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