2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
Save up to $6,398
MSRP range
$19,350 - $24,350

Pros

  • Cabin is stylish and comes packed with features
  • Sport model is enjoyable to drive
  • Offers plenty of cargo space

Cons

  • Base model's lackluster fuel economy


Which Elantra GT does Edmunds recommend

Though it costs considerably more than the base trim level, the Sport is the one to get. Its sharper and more composed handling (courtesy of a more sophisticated rear suspension design) and stronger engine make it more fun to drive. It also comes standard with features that you'll probably want but are optional on the base version. Still not sold? With the automatic transmission, the Sport gets better fuel economy than the base GT.

Edmunds' Expert Review

overall rating

The Elantra GT is completely redesigned for 2018 and shares many of the same mechanical components as last year's redesigned Elantra sedan. From there, however, the sedan and hatchback differ since the GT is effectively the European-market Elantra. As such, it has distinctive exterior styling and a considerably different interior design. The interior is not only divergent from the sedan's but from interiors of the rest of Hyundai's lineup as well. It's a good look — better than the rather conservative sedan's, we think — yet it maintains the brand's user-friendly controls. We also like that an 8-inch touchscreen is standard equipment, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

There are two flavors of the GT available. The base version has more standard power than the Elantra sedan, but its fuel economy is worse, which might limit its appeal if fuel economy is a priority for you. The GT Sport has an ample 201 horsepower from its turbocharged engine, and it actually gets better fuel economy (with an automatic transmission) than the base version. The superior fuel economy and power, plus its improved handling capabilities, make the Sport the more desirable and competitive choice.

No matter the version, though, you'll like the Elantra GT's mix of space, performance and style. Along with models such as the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza and Volkswagen Golf, the new 2018 Elantra GT is worth a look if you're shopping for a hatchback.

trim levels & features

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback is available in base and Sport trim levels. The base GT comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (161 horsepower, 150 pound-feet of torque) that drives the front wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. The GT Sport upgrades to a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (201 hp, 195 lb-ft) and either the manual transmission or a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic.

Standard features on the base Elantra GT include 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, LED running lights, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a USB port and satellite radio.

Getting the base trim's optional Style package is likely worth the cost. It adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver seat and heated front seats.

The GT Sport has the contents of the Style package as standard plus the more powerful engine, bigger brakes, 18-inch wheels, a more sophisticated sport-tuned suspension, LED headlights, an electronic parking brake, upgraded gauges and leather upholstery.

The base GT can also be had with the Tech package, which includes the Sport's bigger brakes, electronic parking brake and LED headlights plus a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, Blue Link communications, a navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a wireless smartphone charging pad and a seven-speaker Infinity audio system.

If the GT Sport doesn't have them already, the above features are included in the GT Sport's Tech package. It also includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic braking, lane departure warning and intervention, automatic high beams and a driver inattention warning system.

driving

We expect the GT to be fairly comparable to the Elantra sedan, with comfy front seats and acceptable ride quality. The Sport will likely be firmer, but its multilink rear suspension gives us hope that it will achieve an agreeable balance between handling and comfort.

comfort

We expect the GT to be fairly comparable to the Elantra sedan, with comfy front seats and acceptable ride quality. The Sport will likely be firmer, but its multilink rear suspension gives us hope that it will achieve an agreeable balance between handling and comfort.

interior

The Elantra GT has a higher build quality and a more visually dynamic interior than its sedan sibling. It's still easy to use, however, and its squared roofline makes it easier to get in and out of the back seat.

utility

The Elantra GT's maximum cargo capacity of 55.1 cubic feet makes it one of the most versatile in its segment. It's even roomier than most subcompact SUVs. Small-item storage is also very good.

technology

The Elantra GT comes standard with Hyundai's user-friendly 8-inch touchscreen interface. Virtual buttons are easy to see and press, and the menus make sense. Besides blind-spot monitoring, advanced driver aids are restricted to the Sport trim level and its Tech package.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT.

The Korean Gti
Kevin, 12/25/2017
Got myself an Elantra GT sport hatch about 4 months ago and have absolutely no regrets with my purchase. As the title suggest, the is Hyundai’s take on the Iconic vw GTi, and although the Elantra gt sport is slightly down on power and lacks the lsd that the gti comes with, it out performs the gti in terms or standard equipment, warranty and reliability. If you’re coming from a GTI or any other true hot hatch, the gt sport may disappoint you, but if you’re currently driving the golf, mazda 3 2.5, ford focus, chevy cruze, Civic hatch ect, you definitely be surprised on how well and composed the gt sport is. This is no Elantra from the past, infact it drives more like a german car, perhaps that’s because ex BMW M division chief Albert Biermann worked extensively on the suspension( which now has a all wheel independent suspension only on GT sport models). Ive taken my car up mountain roads and it takes corners very nicely, although it has its limits. Power from the 1.6T is more than enough for DD. Overall im completely satisfied with the gt sport, driving dynamics, handling, interior/exterior, and amenities all exceeded my expectations.
Under promised and over delivered
Jack, 10/23/2017
Being a complete makeover this is like a new model so early in the sales year there wont be a lot of discounting but there is some . It is worth the window sticker price so a few dollars off is nice. ride is firm but not hard, gives great road feel and confident handling. Surprised the 1.6L gets worse mileage than the 2.0L engine. Everything about this car feels high end. fit, finish, performance, comfort. the only downside is that it is time to stop adding whizbangs to the entertainment console. Fiddling with it takes up too much attention. Some functions will not operate when the car is moving for this very reason, still it has too many distractions. It will take a lot of practice til i can operate the console with minimum eyes off the road. Oh, also it is great FUN to drive, especially with the paddle shifters. new car with 125 miles cause it was brought to my dealer from another distant dealer. Negotiated price was 22,600 plus fees, tax and license.
Best Decision
Mrs. Jeter, 3/17/2018
Excellent engine with responsive acceleration, smooth ride, very comfortable, reliable, lots of room, love the interior - instruments are placed in a great location; easy read without taking eyes off of the road for any period of time. The exterior is beautiful with clean lines - gorgeous. The larger tires provide great traction in bad weather and I appreciate "hill" assistance because I drive a manual transmission. I have exceed the stated MPG. During on trip, I received 41 MPG.
Sporty, Fun, Functional
MG, 6/30/2018
I have the 1.6T Sport and the car is a great balance of fun and comfort. The acceleration is strong and in the sport-driving mode with the shifters, you're not going to be disappointed. The ride is tight but not overbearing - smiles around every curve. Everyone who gets in the car is really impressed with the interior design. The gas mileage is a bit under what is marketed but that's more of my heavy foot because the car is so fun to drive. On the highway with cruise control, it beats expectations. I was considering the GTI but the functionality, electronics, overall look, known reliability provided a better overall value of the Hyundai versus the incumbent.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$20,350
MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
162 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$24,350
MPG
26 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed automated manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$19,350
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
162 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$23,250
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Elantra GT safety features:

Lane Change Assist
Uses the available blind-spot warning system to gauge the closing speed of faster-moving vehicles and warns the driver accordingly.
Forward Collision Warning
Detects an imminent collision with a vehicle or pedestrian and warns the driver. Can trigger automatic braking if needed.
Attention Assist
Detects when a driver is not paying attention or has become drowsy. Will trigger an audible and visual warning.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat4 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT for Sale

Hyundai Elantra GT 2018 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
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MSRP: $21,655

Hyundai Elantra GT 2018 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
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Hyundai Elantra GT 2018 Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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Edmunds Suggested Price$25,088
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More about the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

OK, so what exactly is the difference between the 2018 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, 55 cubic feet of maximum space, in fact, which is just about tops for the segment.

But dig deeper and there's actually far more different than just their trunk type. The GT was completely redesigned for 2018; its sedan counterpart went under the knife last year. As before, the GT is largely the European version of the Elantra. Its styling is different on the outside, the cabin has a completely different design, and its suspension is tuned to be sportier. This is especially true of the GT Sport, which has a multilink rear suspension designed to improve both road holding and ride quality.

Two engines are available for the GT. The base version has a 161-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder and the GT Sport comes with a 201-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with both trims. A six-speed automatic is optional on the base GT, and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic is optional on the Sport.

Standard features are generous even in the base GT, with alloy wheels, a rearview camera, LED running lights, Hyundai's 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite and HD radio, and Bluetooth all included. Stepping up to the Sport nets you mechanical upgrades plus features such as dual-zone climate control, leather, a power driver seat and heated front seats that are optional on the base car. Options include a panoramic sunroof, navigation, ventilated front seats and wireless smartphone charging. The Sport can be had with accident avoidance tech.

In the end, the 2018 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. There's also more to differentiate it from its sedan sibling than is typically the case with compact hatchbacks. Let Edmunds help you find out more about the Elantra GT and where to get a great deal.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Overview

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Elantra GT 4.5 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 2018 Elantra GT.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,235. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $5,041 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,310. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $3,538 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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