The 2017 model year Elantra GT comes with the latest infotainment technology. Powered by a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to either a 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Elantra GT combines decent fuel economy with user-friendliness and a relatively spacious interior. The GT hatchback is stylish and competent enough but not a standout. The ride is stiffer than the sedan.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
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Overall Reliability Verdict
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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
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Engine Minor
NA
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Engine Cooling
NA
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Transmission Major
NA
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Transmission Minor
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Drive System
NA
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Fuel System
NA
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Electric System
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Climate System
NA
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Suspension
NA
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Brakes
NA
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Exhaust
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Paint/Trim
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Body Integrity
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Body Hardware
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Power Equipment
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In-car Electronics
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Windows fog."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The car will fog up when it is cooler outside for no reason and without warning"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"dealer added freon"

Esther H., SC (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner was not cooling"

Rajesh C., MD (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Rattle in the dashboard that drives me nuts and it can't be located."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The panorama roof rattled. It took 3 trips to the dealer to finally fix it."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"just didn't realize when i bought it how loud it would be. so loud with sunroof open, can't have a conversation."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When one window opened sound like a helicopter rotationing in the care painful on the ears"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"replace clutch covered by warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"The transmission was slipping so much, that it had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Tie rods

"Worn out after 40000 km"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Became loose after going over a bump."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seats

"This feature stopped working on the driver's side seat."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Sometimes I have to disconnect my phone and plug it in again, other times it doesn't connect at all unless it is connected"

Anonymous, KS (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"rough shifting covered by warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"We noticed a smell of gasoline, and later when we tried to add fuel, the gas wouldn't flow into the tank, resulting in the pump shutting off repeatedly, and then fuel overflowing. The problem was an evap canister that was filled with water, and a malfunctioning evap valve. The valve was replaced at a cost of $350."

Anonymous, ME (2017 Hyundai Elantra GT None 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
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