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How Big Is A Hyundai Elantra – Exploring the Dimensions

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The Elantra is one of Hyundai's best-selling vehicles. The all-new 2021 and 2022 Hyundai Elantra has gotten a new look from top to bottom. Now that Hyundai gave the Elantra a new aggressive look that rivals its competitors, did anything change sizewise? We have consulted automotive experts on the exact dimension of the all-new Hyundai Elantra.

Both the 2021 and 2022 Hyundai Elantra are larger and longer than the previous models; this can be a good or a bad thing depending on what you're looking for in a vehicle. The latest Elanta's has a wheelbase of 107.1 inches, length of 184.1 inches, width of 71.9 inches, height of 55.7 inches, and a minimum ground clearance of 5.3 inches. 

With the new Elantra redesign, Hyundai has opted to go for a more angular design which gives the car its aggressive look. Sizing a vehicle to fit your need is essential so that you won't run into problems such as your car being too big for your parking space or too small for you and your family. For more information about the Hyundai Elantra, keep reading below.

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How Big Is The Interior Of The Elantra

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The Hyundai Elantra has a great looking interior that makes it look upscale; its interior consists of hard and soft-touch plastic, cloth, and some leather pieces (materials will differ depending on the trim level). Though the Hyundai Elantra does not use high-grade materials all around, the interior design is very pleasing to the eye.

Even if the dash of the Elantra has a lot going on, the transition from one part to the other makes it look seamless because it has little to no gaps in between them, making it look like one whole precise fixture.

Even with Hyundai's redesign of the Elantra, its interior space is relatively the same size. The Elantra has:

  • headroom of 40.6 inches up front and 37.3 at the back,
  • legroom of 42.3 inches up front and 38 inches at the back,
  • shoulder room of 56.5 inches up front and 55.6 inches at the back,
  • and lastly, a hip room of 53.4 inches up front and 50.5 inches at the back.

With the Hyundai Elantra's interior dimensions, you can fit five people comfortably. The interior has a total passenger space of 99.4 cubic feet. Another plus for the Elantra is it has a pretty high headroom, this will give taller passengers extra comfort. You don't have to worry about the lounge since there is a 14.2 cubic feet cargo.

Does The Elantra Have A Rear Camera

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Yes, The Hyundai Elantra does have a rear camera, and the button can be located at the bottom of the drive mode button. To activate the rear camera, all you have to do is press the button once, and it will display on the screen located on your dash. Note that you can only activate the rear camera if your vehicle is in park, or if you are driving at a speed below 9 miles per hour.

In addition, the Elantra's camera has two different view modes: one is the normal view which looks directly behind, while the other has a downward angle (this is best used to see if you're about to hit a curb or parking barrier).

You can change the camera view by pressing the icon located on the top right of the infotainment screen. While on the rear cam view you will notice another icon located at the bottom right of the screen; this is the rear camera's setting, where you can adjust its brightness and contrast.

Having a rear camera is very helpful, especially if you have to park in a very tight spot. With the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, this feature is standard on all trims, which is a big plus since other vehicles still don't have this as a standard feature. If you have an older model or have a broken rear camera, you can have it fixed or installed by your trusted mechanic.

What Is The Hyundai Elantra Comparable To

New Hyundai Elantra

Even if SUVs, trucks, and crossovers are the popular choice nowadays since they have more passenger and cargo space, there is still a lot of demand for sedans. The Elantra is classed as a smaller sedan, but it is starting to rival larger sedans. Below are some of the cars that the Elantra competes with.

Honda Civic

Honda Civic Sedan stopped on the street.

The Honda Civic has been one of the most desirable sedans out there. Being one of Honda's best-selling models, Honda has years of experience to perfect the Civic to be a reliable, safe, and fun car to drive. With the newer models of the Honda Civic having a more aggressive exterior design, it gives the vehicle a sporty exterior.

When compared to the Civic, the Elantra is priced much cheaper and has better gas mileage. The Elantra has a gas mileage of 33 in the city, 43 on the highway, and 37 combined. While the Civic has a gas mileage of 31 in the city, 40 on the highway, and 35 combined. 

Comparing the engine power of both vehicles, the Civic pushes out more horsepower and torque. The Civic's engine pushes out 158 horsepower at 6500 RPM and 138-pound feet of torque at 4200 RPM.

While the Elantra's engine pushes out 147 horsepower at 6200 RPM and 132-pound feet of torque at 4500 RPM. Both the Civic and Elantra have a CVT transmission to transfer the power to the wheels. Both vehicles also have different engine options; the Civic has a turbocharged engine for higher trims, while the Elantra has a Hybrid option.

When comparing the comfortability of both vehicles, the Civic takes the upper hand. The Civic has more features, plus it has a more upscale interior look compared to the Elantra. The passenger space of both vehicles is relatively the same size, with the Elantra having 0.4 cubic feet more space than the Civic. Both cars can comfortably fit five people.

Toyota Corolla

Red car Toyota Corolla near lake early morning

The Toyota Corolla is another heavy hitter when it comes to sedans. The Corolla is a very reliable vehicle, that most of the time, will last longer than its initial lifespan. The base price of both the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra is also very similar.

For the gas mileage between the Elantra and Corolla, the Elantra beats the Corolla. The Elantra has a gas mileage of 33 in the city, 43 on the highway, and 37 combined. While the Corolla has a gas mileage of 30 in the city, 38 on the highway, and 33 combined. 

Comparing the engines of both vehicles, the Elantra pushes out more horsepower and torque. The Elantra's engine pushes out 147 horsepower at 6200 RPM and 132-pound feet of torque at 4500 RPM.

While the Corolla's engine pushes out 139 horsepower at 6100 RPM and 126-pound feet of torque at 3900 RPM. Both the Civic and Elantra have a CVT transmission to transfer the power to the wheels. 

Both vehicles also have different options, with the Corolla having more options such as a hybrid, sedan, hatchback variant, while the Elantra only has a sedan and hybrid variant. For the interior, the Elantra has more space than the Corolla. The Elantra has a total passenger space of 99.4 cubic feet, while the Corolla has 88.6 cubic feet. Even if the Hyundai Elantra is the bigger vehicle between the two, both cars can comfortably fit five people.

Mazda3

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The Mazda3 is another great vehicle with excellent handling and stunning looks. The Mazda3 has been in the automotive market since 2003 and has been competing with heavy hitters like the Corolla and Civic since then.

What's great about Mazda is they try to add premium features while not having a premium price tag. But in this case, the Mazda3 is much more expensive than the Elantra.

For the gas mileage between the Elantra and Mazda3, the Elantra beats the Mazda3. The Elantra has a gas mileage of 33 in the city, 43 on the highway, and 37 combined. While the Mazda3 has a gas mileage of 26 in the city, 35 on the highway, and 30 combined. Since the Mazda3 has a stronger engine, it will typically consume more fuel.

Comparing the engines of both vehicles, the Mazda3 pushes out more horsepower and torque. The Mazda3 engine pushes out 186 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 186-pound feet of torque at 4000 RPM.

While the Elantra's engine pushes out 147 horsepower at 6200 RPM and 132-pound feet of torque at 4500 RPM. The Entra uses a CVT transmission, while the Mazda3 uses a 6-speed automatic transmission to transfer the power to the wheels. 

When it comes to vehicle options, the Mazda3 has a lot of them, the Mazda3 has a hatchback or sedan option, and you have a choice if you want an FWD or AWD drivetrain. Another option that you don't commonly see car manufacturers make is a manual transmission, and the Mazda3 has this option, but unfortunately, it's only available if you get the hatchback.

Closing

 Hyundai Elantra in South Korea

The Hyundai Elantra has a fresh new design that makes it's exterior a bit larger than previous models, but the interior stays relatively the same. With the Elantra you get a lot of standard safety features such as a rear camera, this will be very useful, especially if you are trying to park or backup on a tighter spot.

Even if the Elantra has a lot of rivals that have more features and stronger engines, the Elantra can still keep up since it has a competitive price. With its competitors being much more expensive, the Elantra has similar features as most of these cars but in a cheaper price range.

When choosing the right vehicle for you, there are a lot of factors to consider, and at the end of the day, only you can decide what the right vehicle is for you and your family.

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