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2021 Hyundai Elantra
Features & Specs
2021 Nissan Sentra
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37 mpg
Fuel economy (combined)
33 mpg
5.3 in.
Ground clearance
4.7 in.
37.3 in.
Rear head room
36.7 in.

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra

Are you interested in getting behind the wheel of the perfect sedan? Are you having a hard time finding the right sedan for your needs? We understand that this whole process can be challenging, which is why at Hyundai of Louisville, we are here to help. We are going to be taking a closer look at two of the top sedans on the market today. They include the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the 2021 Nissan Sentra. The Elantra comes into this model year as an all-new generation, giving you coupe-like styling, more rear legroom, all of the fuel efficiency you could need, and all of the latest technology. The Sentra comes out with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 2-tone exterior color scheme for the SR trim. Keep reading down below to see what else these two sedans have to offer you!

2021 Hyundai Elantra Power & Handling

One of the most impressive aspects of the Elantra is the fact that it comes with three different engine options. The base engine is a 2.0-liter inline-4, pumping out 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. You can also get a hybrid option, which is a 1.6-liter inline-4 connected to a 32-kW electric motor. The combined power here is 195 pound-feet of torque and 139 horsepower. The last engine we’re looking at is a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which produces 195 pound-feet of torque and 201 horsepower. You will never be bored with the Elantra.

2021 Nissan Sentra Power & Handling

On the other side of things, the 2021 Sentra only comes with one engine. This immediately puts the Sentra at a major disadvantage. The engine itself is a 2.0-liter inline-4, which can produce around 146 pound-feet of torque and 149 horsepower. Paired up with this engine is a continuously variable transmission that powers the front wheels. The lack of any other options, including a hybrid, makes the Sentra a vehicle you should likely skip.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Features & Design

After you’ve finished looking at all of the power you can get with the Elantra, it’s time to see what this sedan has when it comes to features. Some of the very best standard features include automatic emergency braking, a four-speaker audio system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a cloth interior, and 15-inch wheels. Available features with this Hyundai include a sunroof, voice recognition, a multilink rear suspension, a hands-free smart trunk release, Blue Link, leather upholstery, a 10.25-inch navigation screen, and heated front seats.

2021 Nissan Sentra Features & Design

The last thing we’re checking out with the Sentra is the kind of features and technology you’ll be getting. Some of the standard offerings include rear drum brakes, a 7-inch touchscreen, push-button start, a four-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay, and Nissan Safety Shield 360. The other options you can get include dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped shift knob, LED headlights, intelligent cruise control, and an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen.


While we know that you might have expected this to be more of a competition, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra is just the better vehicle. Whether you want a great hybrid engine, or you just want some of the great features that are available, you’ll be happy behind the wheel of the Elantra. Stop by our dealership today to see what we have to offer you!