A handsome and fuel-efficient compact car that provides the best features worth for the bucks, 2013 Hyundai Elantra is definitely the right pick for a sedan. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra still possess the same features and offering that made it the North American Car of the Year for 2012 only that it has been added with new models: 2 door Coupe and the GT 5 door hatchback. The GT model is the first to offer a selectable steering mode for the driver seat making the steering response firmer or softer with only a touch of a button. Elantra models are all offered with front wheel drive and five passenger seating.
All 2013 Hyundai Elantra versions have a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine generating 148 horsepower and 131 lb ft of torque. For base models and Coupe the car’s fuel economy with 28/38 mpg city/highway EPA while its GT fuel economy has 26/37 mpg for manual and 27/37 mpg for automatic. Transmission options include a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic which is integrated with Shiftronic that allows drivers to buckle through the gears should they wish to.
The 2013 Elantra, like all other Hyundai lines are now enhanced using a “Fluidic Sculpture” design. Its sheet metals are now better emphasized with lots of curves. For Coupe versions, a trapezoidal mouth with twin tailpipes on its rear is an outstanding feature while the GT versions have the same feature with sloping roofs.
Inside, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra is pretty spacious with cabins that are comfortable finished with soft touch materials. Trunk is roomy as well with an additional storage area underneath the sedan’s foldable rear seats. For the coupe and sedan models, the Hyundai has incorporated them with six airbags while the Elantra GT models have seven airbags that included an airbag for the driver’s knees.