The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT arrives from a foreign land where stylish wagons are feature packed and, as is the case here, even offered with a bona-fide sport trim.
Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
The 2019s are in stock:
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT is a carryover model and is in stock. It features an advanced infotainment system, a multi-link rear suspension system, wireless device charging, and blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert. You have a choice of 1.6-liter turbocharged or 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. As for the 2020s, this carryover model should appear later this fall.
The current offers are in place through October 31, 2019. There’s always a chance we’ll see an update before then, so please check back for the latest deals.
Hyundai's offers vary by region; our examples are for California.
A bonus for the current model:
The 2019 Elantra GT comes with $2,000 in rebate bonus cash, lowering your final cost accordingly. You cannot claim promotional financing if you accept this offer. That said, you can talk with your dealer about financing at a non-promotional rate.
This month’s financing offer:
Choose a 2019 Elantra GT and your financing deal comes in at 0.0-percent APR for up to 60 months or 0.9-percent APR for 72 months.
The Hyundai Elantra GT's financing terms are outstanding.
An attractive lease deal for your consideration:
Choose a 2019 Elantra GT Base Automatic and you'll pay $179 per month for 36 months with $2,699 due at signing. We like this deal as your effective monthly cost comes in at $254.
Hyundai provides a 10,000-mile per year driving allowance on leases.
This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.
Prices vary by style
|Bonus Cash Retail Bonus Cash (Expires 10/31/19) Customer Rebate: Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this manufacturer rebate. This rebate may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Other special financing programs may be available. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% This incentive is NOT compatible with HMF Special APR and HMF Special Lease.||$2,000|
|Promotional APR Offer Promotional APR programs available for qualified buyers. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.|
Term(s)2425 - 3637 - 4849 - 6061 - 72
|Lease Bonus Cash Lease Cash (Expires 10/31/19) Bonus cash available for qualified customers leasing a vehicle through the manufacturer's captive finance company on approved credit. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% This Cash is compatible with HMF Special Lease Rates||$4,000|
|Lease Bonus Cash Lease Bonus Cash (Expires 10/31/19) Bonus cash available for qualified customers leasing a vehicle through the manufacturer's captive finance company on approved credit. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Customers must lease an eligible new Hyundai vehicle from a participating Hyundai dealership. %Qualification% HMF Standard Lease qualifies Other bank lease qualifies HMF Featured Lease does not qualify This incentive may be combined with all other Retail (Sales Type R) incentives such as VOC/COC/RBC/etc.||$3,250|
|Lease Bonus Cash HMF Standard Lease Cash (Expires 10/31/19) Bonus cash available for qualified customers leasing a vehicle through the manufacturer's captive finance company on approved credit. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.||$250|
More practical than the sedan. The Hyundai Elantra is a tale of two models: the sporty GT hatchback and the standard sedan. The hatchback is the more practical of the two as it supplies the utility most new vehicle shoppers want today.
Indeed, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT has 24.9 cubic feet of storage space behind the second-row seat. Fold down the rear seat and that space increases to 55.1 cubic feet. On the other hand, the sedan supplies 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space. The Elantra GT is the clear winner and an ideal alternative to a utility vehicle.
Affordable model for tuner set. Starting out at $21,335, the Elantra GT is competitively priced with the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Mazda3 5-Door hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, and Honda Civic. It also includes some features that’ll cost you extra elsewhere, including power-controlled and heated side mirrors, alloy wheels, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.
Like its competitors, the Elantra GT targets tuners, individuals who like to customize their rides. The N Line bundles many of the items consumers want, including performance tires, alloy pedals, and sport front seats. The same aftermarket suppliers that target Mitsubishi, Ford, and Honda owners offer plenty for Hyundai buyers to consider as well.
Enhanced performance with available N Line. The Elantra GT includes both standard and N Line models, the latter with a distinct performance edge. A multi-link rear suspension and rear stabilizer bar give the N Line its handling chops. You’ll also find a firm, yet absorbent ride.
The standard model comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The N Line features a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
Only the N Line comes with a six-speed manual transmission. This gearbox allows for quick shifts and supplies a clean clutch uptake. Although it doesn’t rival the manual transmissions found in sports cars, it's definitely an improvement over the standard shifters in rival mainstream models. Choose the standard Elantra GT and Hyundai supplies it with a six-speed automatic. The N Line also allows for an upgrade to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Top safety features available, with a catch. Do you prize driver-assist safety features such as adaptive cruise control with full stop and go? How about high beam assist, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection? Each of these features will soon become standard on new models, but for now, you typically must upgrade to get them.
Hyundai does offer blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change assist with the standard Elantra GT model, but it's bundled within a $2,900 Style Package, thus it costs extra. These features are standard with the Corolla Hatchback.
As for the other safety features, you can only find them with the N Line after selecting the $1,100 seven-speed transmission. It still costs another $3,850 on top of that to access them in the Tech Package.
Final thoughts. We very much like that Hyundai is staying with cars even as the domestics abandon or cut back on various models. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT should appeal to Ford Focus owners, who no longer can buy a new one in the US. It's also light-years ahead of the dated Chevrolet Sonic.
The Elantra GT shares its platform with the sporty and quirky Hyundai Veloster. The Veloster costs just under $2,000 less than the Elantra GT and also features a performance N model with 275 horsepower. Regardless of your choice, a small Hyundai with performance credibility awaits.
We have information you must know before you buy the Elantra GT. We want to send it to you, along with other pricing insights.
We will not spam you, and will never sell your email. You may unsubscribe at any time.