First launched for the US marketing in 1991, the Elantra is among Hyundai's longest running models. For the 2013 model year, the Korean automaker unveiled an all-new variant of the Elantra lineup: a five-door hatchback model dubbed the Elantra GT.
The Elantra GT has a single trim level called Base, which features a chrome grille, a premium audio system and a slew of other high-quality amenities. The standard 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine develops 148 horsepower and 131 foot-pounds of torque. It's mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission; a six-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission is optional. When equipped with the manual transmission, an Elantra GT gets 26 mpg city and 37 mpg highway; with the automatic transmission, expect 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, and a 0 to 60 mph time of 9.5 seconds.
Hyundai spices things up with a few optional packages. The Touch & Go Package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, aluminum foot pedals, keyless entry with push-button ignition, and a hidden cargo storage area. The Style Package deletes keyless entry and push-button start from the Touch & Go Package but adds a panoramic sunroof, mirror-mounted repeaters, leather seats, and power driver’s seat. A third option group, the Tech Package, features a navigation system with 7-inch screen, a rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, and keyless entry with push-button ignition.
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