2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Consumer Review: Tall-friendly and Winter Worth

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Tall-friendly and Winter Worthy!
By mushamush on


2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


Edmunds sent an e-mail to "update" my review yet again. I still own it, I still love it. No mechanical issues!

Edmunds sent an e-mail to "update" my review as it's going on year 3.
So, here goes. As my first Hyundai, going on year 3 I continue to be impressed. I've yet to have any mechanical or quality issue arise with this little GT. We just got back from a weekend road trip, averaged 39.6 miles per gallon on the trip. Still tight as a drum, no creaks, no rattles, no noises what-so-ever. It's been through 3 Minnesota winters (2014 we were hitting -30F outside) and it performed just like any other day. The only possible "con" I have is the wheels and tires. There's nothing wrong with them, but these low profile 17" tires cost more than a 195/65 R-15 tire by anywhere from $20-40 per tire. So when the time comes, I will replace the OEM stuff with 15" wheels and tires. Will be more resistant to wheel scratches from potholes as a bonus!

This car has been incredible so far.
I'm 6'3", 175 pounds.
I fit comfortably, better yet, I can fit 3 more 6'+ people with no problem.
Ride quality, engine noise and road noise all exceed my expectations in a very good way.
I own a 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 as well, the difference is staggering, and I love that car!

The attention to detail and material quality really sets it apart from a lot of cars.
Nothing feels cheap (and this is a Hyundai!
Man, they've come a long way), nothing creaks or pops going down the road.
I'm used to these small, 4 cylinder econoboxes being complete rattletraps.
Not anymore.
And it does well in snow.
I couldn't be happier.

Best Features

  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

Worst Features

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