In recent times, sedans have taken something of a backseat to SUVs. But that doesn’t mean that the sedan segment has run out of gas. Actually, far from it. While less practical than their larger cousins, sedans are more compact and maneuverable than an SUV.
With that in mind, here are the best 2021 sedans. Considering all the vehicles on offer, there should be a sedan to meet your needs.
2021 Honda Accord
Starting Price: $24,970
Sleek, stylish, and redesigned, the 2021 Honda Accord represents everything that has made Honda a household name. Plus, the vehicle comes in both non-hybrid and hybrid trim for those looking to go green.
Non-hybrid Accords come with the 1.5L turbocharged i-Vtec power plant as a standard. You can upgrade to the 2.0L turbocharged i-Vtec by opting for the Touring trim. Alternatively, hybrid spec Accords are powered by a 1.5L or 2.0L naturally aspirated hybrid i-Vtec engine.
In terms of fuel economy, non-hybrid Accords are rated at 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. However, hybrid Accords boast 48 mpg both in the city and on the highway.
To keep everyone entertained, the 2021 Accord comes with a 450-watt stereo equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and multiple USB ports. Moreover, the touchscreen comes with speed-sensitive volume control, which automatically adjusts your radio’s volume in accordance to your speed.
The 2021 Accord comes with all the safety features you’d expect from a modern-day sedan. Equipped with Honda Sensing Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology, you’ll get collision mitigation brake assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning amongst others. The Accord also comes with HondaLink, a feature that allows owners to interface with their vehicles using a smartphone.
2021 Hyundai Elantra
Starting Price: $19,650
Awarded with the 2021 North American Car of the Year award, 2021 Hyundai Elantra combines attractive styling with cutting-edge technology.
Powered by a 2.0L turbocharged petrol or 1.6L turbocharged diesel engine, the 2021 Elantra definitely has the grunt to back its looks. Meanwhile, its taut chassis and multi-link independent suspension will have you carving up canyon roads and corners with ease. All of this power is transferred to the wheels through either a seven-speed dual clutch transmission or six-speed manual transmission.
With its 2.0L turbo petrol engine, the 2021 Elantra is able to hit 33 mpg during city driving and 43 mpg on the highway. When equipped with its diesel powerplant, these ratings drop to 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
To keep you entertained on long drives, you can count on the Elantra’s eight-speaker Bose sound system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Additional in-car features include a power sunroof, wireless charging pad, and an eight-inch touchscreen.
For a sedan within this price range, the 2021 Elantra comes with a rather impressive array of features. Drivers can count on features like smart cruise control, forward collision-avoidance with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and lane keep assist.
2021 Nissan Sentra
Starting Price: $19,460
It’s not hard to see why the 2021 Nissan Sentra is among the best sedans of 2021. Nissan’s trademark sedan features the latest in safety and performance technology all in a complete package. Whether you’re commuting into the city or heading out on the road, the Sentra will get you there in safety and comfort.
Powered by Nissan’s 2.0L petrol engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System mated to a CVT transmission, the Sentra is both responsive and economical. In fact, fuel economy in the city is respectable for a 2.0L petrol engine at 29 mpg. However, it’s on the highways that the 2021 Sentra really shines with a rating of 39 mpg.
In-car entertainment for the 2021 Sentra is as standard as it comes. Despite that, you’ll be able to enjoy your tunes through the Bose premium audio system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
From automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection to blind spot warnings, the 2021 Sentra comes with everything you’d expect from a sedan in this price range. However, features such as 360-degree external cameras, intelligent forward collision warning, and rear automatic braking are nice inclusions.
2021 Toyota Camry
Starting Price: $25,045
Regarded as the best-selling passenger car in America, the Toyota Camry has always been a darling among consumers. And the 2021 Camry is no exception.
Available in both hybrid and non-hybrid configurations, the 2021 Camry comes with either a 2.5L petrol or 3.5L petrol engine. All this power is then transferred to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic ECVT transmission. For those looking for something a little sportier, you’d be pleasantly surprised to know that the 2021 Camry also has a 4WD option.
Fuel economy-wise, non-hybrid Camrys do 28 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway. Meanwhile, hybrids are rated at 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway.
Inside, the 2021 Camry comes with JBL speakers that feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Plus, stay connected wherever you go through the Toyota+ Alexa app.
The 2021 Camry comes loaded with the latest safety features including Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. This includes Toyota’s pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and automatic high beam.
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
Starting Price: $18,995
Built for the urban commuter, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta offers a multitude of features at an affordable price. Powered by a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine, built with German craftsmanship, and packed with features, the Jetta is a solid offering from Volkswagen.
With its 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine, the Jetta delivers decent fuel economy with 30 mpg city and 41 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Jetta features a SiriusXM radio that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Besides that, owners can enjoy Volkswagen Car-Net connectivity on the road and wireless charging for all compatible phones.
Key safety features found on the 2021 Jetta include the Intelligent Crash Response System that alerts emergency services in the event of an accident and Electronic Stability Control to keep you in control. On top of these features, the Jetta comes with a built-in safety cage designed to keep passengers safe during a collision.