2013 Hyundai Elantra GT: The Reliable And Affordable Hatchback

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT comes to us this year, replacing the Elantra Touring as Hyundai’s entry in the compact car category. It is a hatchback model which boasts some really good features. Like the Elantra Sedan and Elantra Coupe, the 2013 Elantra GT has a 1.8 liter engine which is capable of 148 horsepower and 131 lbs. of torque. Fuel rating depends on the transmission, whether manual or automatic. At automatic, fuel rating is at 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway while manual transmission has a rating of 27 mpg city/39 highway.

There is only one trim level for the 2013 Elantra GT. As a hatchback, cargo space is great at 23 ft3, which expands up to 51 ft3 by folding down the rear seats. And there are plenty other compartments to store some of your valuables like the storage tray under the cargo floor, a deep center console bin for your smartphone and a sliding cover on the center armrest.

Standard interior features include heated front seats, keyless entry, power accessories, cruise control, tilting telescopic steering wheel, a 6-speaker audio system with CD player and satellite radio, USB/iPod and auxiliary audio jacks, Hyundai’s BlueLink, and Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity.

Optional features can be added such as leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, automatic headlights, and dual-zone climate control.

The 2013 Elantra GT scored great in safety and crash tests. It got great ratings in frontal and side-impact protection. Standard safety features include front side/side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes and stability control. BlueLink allows automatic crash notification, remote door unlock, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle notification and tracking.

The 2013 Elantra GT can be had for only $18,500. The Elantra GT drives well. Its acceleration is okay, although it isn’t really fast due in part to its fuel-efficient design. As a compact car which is affordable, getting the Hyundai GT can be a good choice.

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