2013 Hyundai Elantra GT: New Kid on the Hatchback Block

The newborn among the brood of Hyundai Elantra, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT has already gained popularity because of its suite of strengths, fuel efficiency and practical. The 2013 Elantra GT replaces its now defunct Elantra Touring wagon. The new Elantra GT offers 51 cubic feet of cabin space when the rear seats are folded flat and even if the rear seats are folded up there’s still much space for more stuffs. Moreover, its large hatchback opening makes it easy for anyone to access it. The Elantra GT has almost the same features with the Elantra sedan only that it has been equipped with driver-configurable settings for its electric-assist power steering. It also get a driver knee airbag and a new interior design.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is available in one trim level. Standard for the Elantra GT are 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, heated front seats, Hyundai BlueLink emergency communications system, Bluetooth phone connectivity. Its entertainment system consists of six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and USB/iPod interface. Safety features of the Elantra GT are antilock brakes and stability control, front-side airbags, side curtain and driver knee airbag (the first for Elantra series).

Powering the 2013 Elantra GT is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque. Another optional engine for the Elantra GT is Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle (PZEV)-rated version of the GT’s standard engine which makes 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque and makes low emissions.

Standard for the 2013 Elantra GT is a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, while a six-speed automatic version is its option. Both transmissions offer great fuel economy ratings with 27/37/30 mpg (automatic) and 26/37/30 mpg (manual).

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