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

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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.

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SHOW NOTES

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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?

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Redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra Goes High-Tech and Hybrid

https://www.consumerreports.org/small-cars/2021-hyundai-elantra-review/

2017 Hyundai Elantra Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1hxLaQO1Gg

When Is the Right Time for a Booster Seat?

https://www.consumerreports.org/booster-seats/when-is-the-right-time-for-a-booster-seat

Coronavirus Resource Hub

https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

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