2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Elantra GT does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.6 / 10
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.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT configurations
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.
Noise & vibration8.5
Ease of use8.0
Getting in/getting out7.5
Child safety seat accommodation6.5
Audio & navigation7.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
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.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback for Sale
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 Hatchback Overview
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).
What do people think of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Elantra GT Hatchback 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 Hatchback.
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,505. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $4,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is17.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,510. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $4,113 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is20.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,565. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,782 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,782 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$16,783.
The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is22.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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