2013 Hyundai Elantra GT – Review

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is the latest offering from the Korean auto giant. True to its tradition, the Elantra GT seems promising and offers a more comfortable drive compared to its predecessors. At first glance, it is obvious that the Elantra GT is going to be the style statement on the road in 2013 for hatchback enthusiasts. In true family car tradition, the Elantra GT is packed with features that make a comfortable family ride that is easy on the pocket as well. Marked by fuel-efficiency and practicality, the 2013 Elantra GT is an ideal purchase for the family on the move.


A Great Responsive System

Despite not giving as much power on the road (the Elantra GT gives 148 hp whereas similar models can give around 155 hp comfortably), the Elantra GT gives you the impression that you are driving a more powerful car. The secret to this is the sensitive throttle that responds immediately to the slightest stimulus from the driver. This feature gives an excellent push to the car but unfortunately the car cannot maintain it as well over the long term.

The apparent power also cannot cover up an unimpressive gear box that fails in comparison with others. In particular, the gear box makes it difficult for you to find the first gear. It is also a challenge to shift the gears and it tends to get stuck sometimes. The problem can be attributed to the sensitive clutch.

Hyundai Elantra GT – A Symbol of Comfort And Relaxation

The Hyundai Elantra GT has been designed to suit the daily commuter for that the pleasure driver. The seats seem to be higher than usual which takes away from a comfortable and smooth ride. The steering system helps to restore faith in the 2013 Elantra GT to some extent. The steering system comes in three modes so that the driver is enabled to choose the right setting for comfort and sportiness. Of these, the sport setting is a development over the previous models.

Technical Specifications and Performance

The Elantra GT is powered by a 1.8 liter engine and offers a fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The car offers cargo space of 23 cubic inches but expands to 51 cubic inches with the seats folded. It offers manual six speed settings. There is sufficient head space at 40.1 inches whereas the front row leg room is about 42 inches. Starting at $18, 395, it is a reasonable bargain for the features.


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