The refreshed Hyundai Elantra GT adds a more powerful engine to a model known for its good looks, five-door practicality and sophisticated suspension tuning. The Hyundai Elantra GT adds 25 more horsepower and an additional 23 pound-feet of torque from the prior year.
The Elantra GT is now an excellent option for the sporty subcompact buyer.
What's New for 2014
The GT now includes a new standard 2-liter engine that produces 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. The power gains combine with a low curb weight to create the best power-to-weight ratio in the segment. New features include LED taillights and a blind spot mirror for the driver.
Choosing Your Hyundai Elantra GT
When equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission, the sporty Elantra GT earns EPA estimates of 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. The optional six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capabilities has only a slight impact on mileage—you'll lose 1 mpg in highway driving.
Key standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, driver-selected steering, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats and a satellite radio sound system with six speakers. Also included are standard cooled glove box, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and a Bluetooth hands-free system with voice recognition.
Two option packages are available on the 2014 Elantra GT.
- The Style Package adds push-button start, leather seats, 17-inch wheels, power windows, and the Hyundai link system.
- The Technology Package adds navigation, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control and a rear-view camera.
Hyundais aren't as cheap as they used to be, but the Elantra GT still offers a lot of standard equipment for a reasonable price. Buy the one that best suits your taste and budget.