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Last Updated: Jan. 23, 2021

#291: Driving the 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Main theme: We discuss our first drive impressions of the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra. The podcast panel gives their early findings about the powertrain, ride and handling, interior comfort and space, and the usability of the controls.


Audience questions:


  • Since many cars today don't have exposed bumpers, how much damage can be done to things like the grille and headlights during minor fender-benders?
  • Are you considering adding side-impact testing to CR's child-seat program?
  • Is it true that you typically get a softer ride with a car that has smaller wheels compared to one with larger-diameter wheels and tires?
  • And more.