Compare 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Nissan Sentra

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Nissan Sentra
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Limited IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra Limited IVT 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra N Line DCT 28 36 $24,206 $25,200
Elantra N Line Manual 25 34 $23,150 $24,100
Elantra SE IVT 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SEL IVT 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,447 $19,410
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,665 $21,750
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,451 $20,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,446
$18,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,450
$19,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain. The 2021 Nissan Sentra has a sleek shape and a more refined ride, which makes it a better value than in the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 96
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
50.5 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 182.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.7 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2868 3036
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
STDEN1 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 149 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 146 @ 4400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.89 5.10
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 1.80
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 2.63 - 0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2021 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2020 and 2021 Elantras in stock
  • Lease: From $129 on the 2020s
  • Rebate: Up to $4,000 on 2020s
  • Finance: 0.0% APR on 2020s
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2021 Nissan Sentra
  • 2021 Sentra is here; 2020s still available
  • Lease: From $169 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months + $500
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