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While the overall demand for manual transmissions in cars have reduced considerably over the past few years, there are still plenty of automakers incorporating them in some of their vehicles. For example, the Toyota Corolla is still available with a manual transmission as is the Honda Civic. But do other commuter cars, like the Hyundai Elantra, still come with a manual transmission as well?

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra comes with a lot of new features

The Hyundai Elantra was completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, which meant that in addition to sharper styling inside and out, it also received a lot of standard features to complement the update. Some of the most notable features include a revised 2.0-liter engine that pushes out 147 hp and can achieve an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility, and a host of driver-assist features.

There are currently four different trim levels to choose from; SE, SEL, N Line, and Limited. All trim levels come with the aforementioned 2.0-liter engine, however, the sportier Elantra N Line is outfitted with a more-potent turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque in addition to a tighter suspension and larger wheels.

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line
2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line | Hyundai

Is the Hyundai Elantra available with a manual transmission?

The good news is that if you opt for the Hyundai Elantra N Line, you’ll get a six-speed manual transmission as the standard gear selector, but a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is available as well. To complement that sporty feel of shifting your own gears, the Elantra N Line is also equipped with an independent rear suspension, larger front brake rotors, stiffer engine mounts, and some revised chassis tuning to bring it all together.

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Interior
2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Interior | Hyundai

According to Car and Driver’s testing, what all of those “go-fast goodies” equate to is a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.5 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 14.5 seconds. For comparison’s sake, Car and Driver was able to get the Honda Civic Si down the quarter-mile track in 14.8 seconds and from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. So it’s safe to say that the Hyundai Elantra N Line can keep up with the sport compact sedan pack just fine.

What kind of fuel economy does the Elantra N Line get?

With all that sporty shifting at your disposal, you might be wondering what time of fuel economy the 2021 Elantra N Line is able to achieve. Fortunately, if you like to count your pennies at the pump, you won’t be too disappointed as the Elantra N Line is able to achieve an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line stick shift
2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line stick shift | Hyundai

If you happen to be the type that would rather have two pedals instead of three, then you’ll be even happier when it’s time to fill up at the seven-speed DCT model can achieve an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. That’s some pretty good mileage considering it’s a performance-oriented sedan.


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