Hyundai created the new Elantra GT by taking the engine and transmission from the Elantra sedan and marrying it to a more performance-oriented chassis, wrapped in a crisp hatchback design that emulates some European cars. The result is a practical compact hatchback that’s a pleasure to drive. The base Elantra GT has just enough spirit to feel sporty.
Hyundai Elantra GT Road Test

Hyundai created the new Elantra GT by taking the engine and transmission from the Elantra sedan and marrying it to a more performance-oriented chassis, wrapped in a crisp hatchback design that emulates some European cars. The result is a practical compact hatchback that’s a pleasure to drive.

The base Elantra GT has just enough spirit to feel sporty. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 161 horsepower, and that’s helped by the quick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission in our test car. This is a responsive powertrain, but it won’t set anyone’s heart on fire with its acceleration. Fuel economy, measured at 28 mpg overall, lags behind its most direct competitor, the Mazda3 hatchback. Plus it trails the 33 mpg recorded with the Elantra sedan.

Stepping up to the Elantra N Line gets drivers the  201-horsepower, 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder that brings extra intensity along with a more sophisticated rear suspension.

Best Version to Get
Forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are only offered on the top trim. Add in the seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission and Tech package, the car will sticker for close to $30,000. If that price is beyond your target range, the Elantra GT with the Style package represents a goo...
Road Test Scores by Trim
4-door hatchback Base 4-cyl 6-speed Automatic
Change Vehicle