2017 Hyundai Elantra GT
- Hatchback design offers plenty of space for luggage and cargo
- Cabin looks sharp and is fitted with high-quality materials
- Subpar fuel economy compared to competition
- Lacking many of the newest driver safety aids
- Touchscreen is available only via an expensive option package
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Which Elantra GT does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Need more cargo room than the typical small sedan offers but don't want to get a crossover SUV? For you, Hyundai has a solution in the form of the 2017 Elantra GT. This small four-door hatchback offers more cargo room than the typical small sedan. In fact, when you fold its rear seatbacks down, you'll have a cargo hold with a generous 51 cubic feet of space. For a small hatchback, that's just about tops.
The current generation GT has been around since 2013, and this year's GT continues to feature a relatively gutsy 173-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that gives it a zippier feel than some others in this class. There's a downside to this added performance, however: fuel economy numbers that lag behind those of category leaders. The GT also lacks some of the newest driver safety aids you can get on many 2017 small hatchbacks, such as blind-spot monitoring and forward collision warning and mitigation. Given that, we think some fresher rivals might prove to be more appealing, but overall Hyundai's Elantra GT is certainly worth a look.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is a small four-door hatchback available in a single trim level. For power, there's a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and a six-speed automatic is available as an option. Ordering or picking a GT is very simple — Hyundai offers just two main option packages.
Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a cooled glovebox, a trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker sound system.
That's a decent set of features, but if you want more of a luxury feel, there's the optional Value Edition package that bundles 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, automatic headlights, foglights, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, heated front seats and a sliding center armrest.
To that package you can add the available Tech package, which includes a panoramic sunroof, a 7-inch screen, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, Hyundai's Blue Link system, a navigation system, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Elantra GT safety features:
- Rearview Camera
- The optional rearview camera shows what's behind your Elantra GT when you're backing up.
- Blue Link
- This optional emergency system offers features such as remote access, emergency assistance, theft recovery and geo-fencing.
2017 Hyundai Elantra GT for Sale
OK, so what exactly is the difference between the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT and the version without a GT in its name? Well, the simplest explanation is that one is a hatchback and the other is a sedan. As a result, the Elantra GT has considerably more cargo room, 51 cubic feet of maximum space in fact, which is just about tops for the segment.
However, dig deeper and there's actually far more different than just their trunk type. The GT wasn't completely redesigned for 2017 as its sedan sibling was; instead it dates back to 2013. It's also effectively the European version of the Elantra, meaning it's always had different styling as well as sportier driving dynamics. It also comes standard with a more powerful engine no longer shared with the Elantra sedan (though bettered by its new Sport trim level's turbo engine). So really, the GT should be on the radar for those looking for a compact hatchback with plenty of versatility and sportiness.
Fuel economy does take a hit with the bigger standard engine, though. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque and returns 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway) with the standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic. This is well off the pace of rivals, even those with similarly powerful engines.
Standard features are a bit sparse on the base model, though you still get air-conditioning, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a USB port. The Value Edition package adds desirable upgrades that include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, a power driver seat and heated front seats. The Tech package adds a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a navigation system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
You'll note that increasingly common accident avoidance tech is not available on the Elantra GT. These can be found on the Elantra sedan as well as several rivals. You'll also find the regular Elantra is also available with a wider variety of choice in terms of trim levels, features and engines not offered on the GT.
In the end, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT offers a lot of value for your money and an industry-leading warranty with unique styling that sets it apart from other hatchbacks in the segment. Let Edmunds help you find out more about the Elantra GT and where to get a great deal.
2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Overview
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is offered in the following submodels: Elantra GT Hatchback. Available styles include 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M).
What do people think of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Elantra GT 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Elantra GT.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
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