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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Overview

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2013 Hyunda Elantra GT Overview

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

What’s New for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

This is an all-new hatchback model based on the Elantra sedan. It replaces the discontinued Elantra Touring wagon in the Hyundai lineup.

2013 Hyunda Elantra GT Overview

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Exterior

In the crowded compact segment, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT stands out with one of the most attractive looks thanks to Hyundai’s new “Fluidic Sculpture” styling. The bulging wheel arches, strong character lines, and oversized grille are all unique yet appropriately reminiscent of the other Elantra models. It stands taller, shorter (in length), and wider than the Elantra sedan, which has not only helped it achieve more appealing proportions but also increased its interior volume.

2013 Hyunda Elantra GT Overview

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Performance

A single engine is offered for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT—a 1.8-liter four-cylinder producing 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, though a six-speed auto is available. Buyers in low-emissions states will also have access to a slightly modified Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle-rated version of the engine rated at 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph acceleration stands around 9.5 seconds, which is a little slow for a car carrying a GT badge.

2013 Hyunda Elantra GT Overview

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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Efficiency

Fuel economy numbers for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT don’t vary too widely given the limited engine choices. Buyers are looking at 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined for the automatic and 26/37/30 for the manual.

2013 Hyunda Elantra GT Overview

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Interior

As a hatchback, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT shines in the interior. The cabin is laid out well and roomy enough to be technically classified as a midsize car by the EPA. Cargo space is a generous 51-cubic feet, and folding the rear seats is an easy and painless process. Overall quality is a step above competitors: well-bolstered seats, soft-touch materials, and an optional navigation package successfully impart an upscale feel.2013 Hyunda Elantra GT Overview

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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Safety

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT boasts exceptional safety with a five-star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a “Top Safety Pick+” award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Antilock brakes, stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag all come standard. Hyundai BlueLink is available as an option and includes features like on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlock, and automatic crash notification.

  • Llew Keller

    A very attractive car, but a little disappointing in the acceleration department. Mazda3 still leads the segment by most measures. Not necesscarily the fastest with a 0-60 time of 8.1 seconds, but certainly faster than the Elantra, and defintitely number 1 by most measures.