2021 Hyundai Elantra Interior Design Changes & Highlights

By Product Expert | Posted in Hyundai Elantra on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 3:41 pm
2021 Hyundai Elantra Interior Cabin Dashboard

Last week we took a look at some of the design changes that the engineers made to the exterior of the all-new, next-generation 2021 Hyundai Elantra. Today, we figured we’d highlight some of the design changes to the interior to complete the picture of the new compact sedan. Engineers have dubbed the cabin as an “immersive cocoon,” which should give you a pretty good idea of what their priorities were when designing the interior, which presents the feeling of an airplane cockpit to the driver.

[ READ MORE: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Exterior Design Changes & Highlights ]

Highlighted Design Cues

A lot has changed in the cabin to give the 2021 Elantra that new cocoon-like interior. Below are just a few of the highlights that we’re stoked about:

  • 10.25” information display in the instrument cluster
  • 10.25” infotainment system
  • Slim, high-tech air vents
  • Customizable mood lighting system, featuring 64 colors
  • Unique passenger grab handle designed for cornering
  • Elevated center console
  • Long, low center door trim
  • Sporty, low-placed handles
  • Two-toned mélange fabric
2021 Hyundai Elantra Interior Cabin Dashboard 10.25-inch Screens
2021 Hyundai Elantra Interior Cabin Rear Seating

Interior Dimensions

Hyundai also proved their prowess in interior packaging with the all-new 2021 Elantra, even delivering best-in-class rear legroom. Check out the table below for all the details on how things have changed year-over-year.


2021 Elantra

2020 Elantra


Front Legroom 42.3 in. 42.2 in. 0.1 in.
Rear Legroom 38.0 in. 35.7 in. 2.3 in.
Front Headroom 40.6 in. 40.3 in. 0.3 in.
Front Headroom (w/ Sunroof) 38.7 in. 38.5 in. 0.2 in.
Rear Head Room 37.3 in. 37.3 in.
Front Shoulder Room 56.5 in. 56.2 in. 0.3 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.6 in. 55.3 in. 0.3 in.

We haven’t been given overall passenger volume nor cargo capacity information yet, but we’ll be sure to cover that once it becomes available. Hopefully, all of this information has given you an even better idea of what the next-gen 2021 Hyundai Elantra will have to offer, especially where the interior is concerned. Keep checking back for even more Elantra updates.

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