The 2015 Hyundai Elantra GT offers most of the virtues of the popular Elantra sedan with added practicality thanks to a roomy hatchback design, and a touch more quality and class.
What's New for 2015
For 2015, the Elantra GT gets minor package changes and price adjustments.
Choosing Your Hyundai Elantra GT
The Elantra GT comes in one trim level, powered by a 173-horsepower 2-liter four-cylinder engine that's fairly powerful for the class. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; the optional six-speed automatic adds a not-insubstantial $1,000 to the GT's MSRP.
Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, power amenities, remote keyless entry, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls for the six-speaker audio system. Also included is satellite radio, Bluetooth, iPod/USB inputs, split-folding rear seat and heated front seats.
- The Style Package includes 17-inch wheels, keyless entry and start, leather upholstery, power driver's seat and Hyundai's BlueLink telematics system.
- Jumping for the Tech Package bundles the Style Package's features, along with a panoramic sunroof, navigation system with real-time traffic, backup camera, automatic headlights and dual-zone automatic climate control.
While neither option group is inexpensive -- the Style Package costs $2,550 while the Tech Package adds another $2,900 -- a very well-equipped Elantra GT will still retail in the mid-twenties.
If you're looking for a basic compact car, the base Elantra GT comes very well-equipped for the money. But even loading it up with features hardly breaks the bank, especially if you're looking for a plush compact car with good driving dynamics.