2021 Hyundai Elantra MPG

With the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, you can cruise around the streets of Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO, passing gas station after gas station. That is because the Elantra gets up to an EPA-estimated 33 city/43 highway MPG.1 A fuel-efficient vehicle means you’ll spend less time at the pump and enjoy longer drives.

Below, our McDonald Hyundai team explains how this sedan achieves such great fuel economy, what the various powertrains mean in terms of the Hyundai Elantra MPG, and other fuel-saving methods you can practice!

Engine Options

2.0L inline 4-cylinder

1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder

Max Horsepower



Front wheel drive

Drive Modes

Normal, Sport, Smart

Wheel Sizes

15 to 18 inches

2021 Elantra Gas Mileage

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra improves upon what was already an efficient sedan. You’ll find plenty of comfort and entertainment features throughout the cabin alongside reliable power for your daily drives. Its exact MPG will depend upon which of the four trim levels you choose:

  • Hyundai Elantra SE
  • Hyundai Elantra SEL
  • Hyundai Elantra N Line
  • Hyundai Elantra Limited

The base trim level comes with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. On top of producing 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, this engine gets an EPA-estimated 33 city/43 highway MPG.1

The Elantra SEL and Limited trims come with a different valve setup and compression ratio. As a result, they generate an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway MPG.1 In the N Line trim, the 2021 Elantra utilizes your choice of a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®, providing up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/36 highway MPG.1

Transmissions and drivetrains across the trim levels influence the Elantra’s fuel efficiency. Regardless of which trim you choose, you can enjoy impressive fuel economy to keep you on the road for longer.

On top of that, the Hyundai Elantra can hold 12.4 gallons of gas in its tank, so you can cruise for hundreds of miles before needing to refuel. With a large tank and efficient use of gas, the Elantra can stay on the road for long stretches between pit stops to refuel.

What Is the Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)?

Part of the reason the 2021 Elantra provides such efficient performance is its Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). Shifting and adjusting based on driving conditions and your personal driving style, the IVT can find the most optimal performance for each situation.

That performance not only makes your drive smooth but also minimizes fuel consumption for an efficient ride. You will have a strong fuel economy both when cruising on the highway and when accelerating.

What Affects Fuel Efficiency

Ways to Improve Your Hyundai Elantra Fuel Economy

How can you get the most miles out of each tank of gas in the 2021 Hyundai Elantra? While the Elantra has various systems, like standard Idle Stop & Go on the SE trim, there are some things you can do to make sure you are getting the best gas mileage possible.

One way to do this is by making sure your tires always have the right amount of air in them. With properly inflated tires, your car gives you more efficient performance than underinflated tires. Flatter tires mean you won’t be moving smoothly and efficiently, resulting in more power (and fuel) being needed to drive.

Luckily, with the standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in the Elantra, you’ll know if any tires become low on air, so you can immediately fill them up. Also, having your engine oil regularly changed keeps the engine from overworking, which lets it operate more smoothly and efficiently. Engine care keeps the Elantra performing well, which lends itself to impressive MPG.

More Ways to Improve MPG

Your driving habits play a major role in the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Aggressive driving in stop-and-go traffic uses more fuel. Consistently driving at high speeds, sudden braking, and other dramatic shifts in speed will make parts of your car suffer, including its fuel efficiency.

Fortunately, you can practice safe driving habits on the road to get the most out of your fuel tank. By maintaining steady speeds, accelerating and braking smoothly, and not overworking the engine, you can enjoy increased longevity from your gas tank and your Elantra overall.

Weight is another factor in fuel efficiency. The more weight you carry in your vehicle, the more fuel it will need to power it down the road. The Elantra has plenty of room for friends thanks to 99.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. Just note that as that space fills up with riders, you’ll need more fuel to carry everyone down the street.

The same is true for cargo weight. The trunk features 14.2 cubic feet of cargo volume to carry groceries, shopping trip finds, luggage, and more. The more weight you add, the more fuel you will need.

One last factor in fuel efficiency is aerodynamics. Modern vehicles are designed to cut through the air efficiently to reduce wind resistance. Increasing your car’s surface area by tying down cargo to the roof will create more drag, resulting in higher fuel consumption. The same is true for opening windows at high speeds. When you need to cool down, let the air conditioning system do the work for you.

Experience Hyundai Elantra MPG Today

Come Learn More About the 2021 Hyundai Elantra MPG

As you can see with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra MPG, this car is ready to give you an efficient ride wherever you need to go in Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, Colorado. That’s just the beginning of what this car will provide for you.

Come by McDonald Hyundai to learn more about the features and performance of the 2021 Elantra and schedule your test drive.

1 2021 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 6-speed M/T: 25 City/34 Hwy/28 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 7-speed DCT: 28 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

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