#291 2021 Hyundai Elantra First Impressions; Why a Fender Bender Can Be So Expensive

published 4 months ago by Consumer Reports

We recently purchased a new 2021 Hyundai Elantra for the Consumer Reports auto testing program, and we share our first impressions on the performance, infotainment, and styling of this small sedan. We also discuss why many modern cars seem to lack a traditional bumper, and why the cost of minor dings and fender benders can be surprisingly expensive. We also discuss the role a tire's sidewall can play in ride comfort, recent government reports regarding booster seat weight limits and how they impact CR's testing, and if a car from Alaska could have any issues at its new home in Florida.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Introduction 00:29 - 2021 Hyundai Elantra First Impressions 14:00 - Question #1: Why many modern cars seem to lack a traditional bumper? 16:55 - Question #2: How recent government reports regarding booster seat weight limits impact CR’s testing? 22:53 - Question #3: What role does a tire’s sidewall play in the car’s ride comfort? 25:01 - Question #4: What issues could a car from Alaska have at its new home in Florida?     ----------------------------------  Redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra Goes High-Tech and Hybrid   2017 Hyundai Elantra Quick Drive   When Is the Right Time for a Booster Seat?   Coronavirus Resource Hub     ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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