2021 Hyundai Elantra Exterior Driver Side Rear Profile

2021 Hyundai Elantra Powertrain, Performance & Efficiency

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the all-new, next-generation 2021 Hyundai Elantra lately. We can’t help it, we’re excited! We’ve covered all kinds of information, from its exterior & interior design to a broad look at what’s new in the compact sedan, but today we wanted to focus specifically on its powertrain, performance & efficiency to give you an idea of just what kind of vehicle you’ll be getting with the new Elantra.

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Engine Options

Technically there are two engine options as the Elantra will now be offered as a Hybrid model as well. But today, we’re just talking about the traditional gas-only Elantra. The Elantra SE, SEL & Limited trim levels are all powered by a 2.0L Atkinson Cycle engine that’s capable of generating 147 horsepower alongside 132 pound-feet of torque. Tethered to an Intelligent Variable Transmission, the Elantra is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency.

Intelligent Variable Transmission

The Intelligent Variable Transmission was introduced recently and can be found in a couple of models already. Featuring Shift Control technology, the IVT found in the new Elantra improves efficiency, vehicle behavior, acceleration and a host of other driving dynamics. We’re stoked to try it out for ourselves when the new Elantra arrives.

Suspension System

The suspension system in the all-new 2021 Elantra was tuned in such a way that your ride and handling feel comfortable despite its tautness as it reduces the amount of body roll and increases the wheel impact absorption.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile
2021 Hyundai Elantra Interior Cabin Dashboard

All of this combines for a really enjoyable driving experience that we cannot wait to experience for ourselves. If you’re as excited as we are, be sure to keep an eye on our blog. We’ll be continuing to focus on the different aspects of the 2021 Elantra.