2013 Hyundai Elantra GT: Video Road Test & Review

The Hyundai Elantra GT is the hatchback edition of the compact Hyundai Elantra sedan.  The five-door Hyundai Elantra GT is also intended to provide a sportier driving experience than its four-door compatriot, thanks in part to a lightweight chassis.  The vehicle's practical nature is an added bonus, with 51 cubic feet of cargo space available behind the first two positions (with the rear seats folded forward).  The Elantra GT also comes with dual-stage forward airbags, side impact and side curtain airbags, and of course electronic traction control and stability control.

All versions of the Hyundai Elantra GT are motivated by a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque.  Transmission choices include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, and fuel mileage for the small hatchback show as 28-mpg in stop and go driving and 39-mpg on the highway.

The Hyundai Elantra GT is available in a single trim level (MSRP $18,395).  Air conditioning, power windows and door locks, Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and tined windows are included free of charge.  Opting for the Style package installs a stiffer suspension system, 17-inch rims, a panoramic sunroof, leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power adjustments for the driver, and snazzy aluminum pedals.  The Tech package provides a navigation system, a rearview camera, dual automatic climate control, and a push button starter.

A list of cars similar to the Elantra GT includes the 2013 Volkswagen Golf, 2013 Mazda3 and 2013 Ford Focus.

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