2013 Hyundai Elantra GT: New for 2013, the Hyundai Elantra GT is the hatchback variant of the Elantra sedan. This FWD compact car is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls is an EPA estimated 26 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Features include 17-inch wheels, hands-free phone capabilities, USB/iPod connectivity, front/rear heated seats, navigation, hands-free phone capabilities, air conditioning, and rearview camera. Safety is comprised of six airbags vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control system, anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The Elantra GT is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Elantra GT is a new 5-door compact hatchback model, and a new body style, that's very closely based on the Hyundai Elantra sedan. But compared to the sedan, it emphasizes a sportier look and sportier driving experience, with a somewhat higher price but also more standard features. It's also the first Elantra model, and the first model in the Hyundai lineup, to allow the driver to select steering firmness.
Economic; practical; well-equipped and available in a variety of body styles.
The Elantra GT appeals to those who want a hatchback that's slightly larger and more substantial than subcompact models (like Hyundai's Accent) that's more premium-feeling, yet still budget-minded. The new GT also carves out a sportier driving experience compared to the sedan, and it competes with the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Toyota Matrix and Volkswagen Golf, among others. According to Hyundai it has more passenger and cargo space than any of those models. It's also the first Elantra model with a driver knee airbag. Hyundai also boasts that the Elantra GT is the lightest 5-door hatchback in the compact segment--and that contributes to its nimble driving feel and good gas mileage. Compared to the Elantra sedan, the Elantra GT has a firmer sport-tuned suspension and it's the first vehicle in this segment to add a feature like the Driver Selectable Steering Mode.