2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Review | Price, Interior, Exterior and Engine

July 7th, 2012 | Category: Hyundai | 974 Views

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Review | Price, Interior, Exterior and Engine – Now, Sitting alongside the Elantra Coupe, at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is Hyundai’s competitor for models like the Ford Focus, Mazda3, and Volkswagen Golf. The Elantra GT is the third vehicle in Hyundai’s 7/11 product initiative (seven new or redesigned models in the next 11 months), next to the the Veloster Turbo and the refreshed Genesis Coupe. The new Elantra GT features the same 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 HP and 131 lb-ft of torque as the sedan and the coupe variants. The engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission and delivers a fuel economy of 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.

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The Elantra GT features the same “Fluidic Sculpture” which includes an aggressive profile and low overall height, as well as sleek side mirrors. The interior offers comfortable seating for five people or can accommodate four passengers with long items such as golf clubs or snowboards. Hyundai’s Elantra has been available in the U.S. since 1992, at first offering a competent compact sedan or wagon package for a bargain price. Today, the lineup consists of an Elantra sedan, the 2012 North American Car of the Year, and two new models for the 2013 model year, an Elantra Coupe and an Elantra GT hatchback.

Over the four generations of the car’s development, the Elantra has grown slightly in size and hugely in recognition, earning top picks and awards in its latest iteration, against competition like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra. Our recent test drive in the 2013 Elantra GT suggests this car will indeed expand the model line’s appeal, particularly with the Gen X and Gen Y buyers Hyundai is targeting. While Europe is a hotbed of hatchback activity, the 5-door layout of the new Elantra GT means not only increased practicality for U.S. buyers but also improved performance, courtesy of upgraded suspension and steering components over the existing sedan. Unique styling elements, excellent fuel efficiency and compelling technology will further differentiate the Elantra GT from not only the sedan, but from established competitors in this increasingly critical segment.

The current generation Elantra can seat up to five and has very accommodating trunk space. Two trim levels are offered: GLS and Limited. Both use a 148-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the GLS trim, while a six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC is standard on the Limited trim and available on the GLS. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control with traction control and six airbags. Available features include a power sunroof, turn signal indicators on exterior mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated leather seating surfaces and Bluetooth.

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Exterior and Interior of Hyundai Elantra GT :
Exterior and Interior of Hyundai Elantra GT. – As with all of the other models in Hyundai’s lineup, the new Elantra GT is defined by Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille with chrome accents that into the hood. The bodyside graphic features a chrome beltline molding to keep up with the sleek character lines. Next to these features, the GT also gets sharp projection headlamps, fog lights, and available 17-inch alloy wheels with chrome spears.

The Elantra GT has seating layouts that can comfortably seat five people or can accommodate four passengers with long items like golf clubs or snowboards. The list of standard equipment includes a sunglasses holder, two front and two rear cup-holders, door bottle holders, a cooled glove compartment, a central console storage, sliding armrest.

Like the exterior design, the 2013 Elantra GT’s interior is not a simple redo of the sedan. The center stack is narrower, with unique vents and climate controls that reflect its European origins. As previously mentioned the seats are also more aggressively bolstered than the sedan while the optional “Panoramic” sunroof provides a much larger opening. Other interior elements, like the twin-pod gauge cluster, steering wheel buttons and window controls, mirror the sedan, as does the optional push-button engine start on models with the Tech Package. Three interior colors (beige, black and blue) are offered in the Elantra GT to further interest young buyers who like to personalize their car.

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Engine of Hyundai Elantra GT :
Engine of Hyundai Elantra GT. – The Hyundai Elantra GT is powered by the same engine as the sedan version: a 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 HP and 131 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, the Elantra GT delivers an estimated 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 32 combined.

Even so, the Elantra has a smooth idle, and stays silky throughout most of the rev range, an achievement that eludes larger four-cylinders and wasn’t particularly a Hyundai forte in years past. In the Elantra, the four’s right at home in the 2,500- to 4,500-rpm range where it’ll be pretty much whenever you’re increasing speed with the responsive six-speed automatic transmission, which will be far more popular than the perfectly fine six-speed manual. Manuals get an ECO shift light, while automatics have an Active ECO mode that slows down shifts and throttle to boost fuel economy up to 7 percent.

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Prices of Hyundai Elantra GT :
Elantra GT with engine = 1.8L I4 and Transmission  = 6-speed M/T Price = $18,395.
Elantra GT with engine = 1.8L I4 and Transmission  = 6-speed A/T w/ SHIFTRONIC price = $19,395.

Style Package – $2,750 Option Package MSRP. :
17-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires
Sport-tuned suspension
Panoramic sunroof
Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Leather seating surfaces
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Power driver’s seat with power lumbar support
Aluminum pedals
Driver-side auto/up window

Technology Package – $2,350 Option Package MSRP. :
REQUIRES STYLE PACKAGE
Navigation system with seven-inch screen
Rearview camera
Automatic headlamps
Dual automatic temperature control

Vehicle Tested: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT with 6-speed automatic
Base MSRP of Test Vehicle: $19,395
Options on Test Vehicle: Style Package (includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sport tuned suspension, panoramic sunroof, turn signals in side mirrors, leather seats, leather steering sheel and shifter, power driver’s seat with lumbar, aluminum pedals, driver-side one-touch up window $2,750), Carpeted Floor Mats ($95), Destination Charge ($775)

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