Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback
Which Elantra GT does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Cabin is stylish and comes packed with features
- Offers plenty of cargo space
- Well-tuned steering and controlled handling make it fun to drive
- Base model's lackluster fuel economy
- Back seat has less room than many rivals
- Disappointing acceleration and groaning base engine
- New N Line trim replaces GT Sport trim
- Sunroof and leather seating added to optional Style package
- Entry-level Elantra GT carries over with no changes
- Part of the sixth Elantra generation introduced for 2017
Overall rating7.6 / 10
Fresh off a thorough redesign last year, the Hyundai Elantra GT enters 2019 with a new trim level or, rather, a new name for an old trim level. In addition to a base trim, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT now offers the N Line model. It's essentially a rebranding of last year's Sport trim, but it's significant for being the first model to bear the new distinction, which will find its way to other models including the Veloster coupe.
In the case of the Elantra GT, no change is good. While it shares many mechanical components with the Elantra sedan, the GT is effectively the European-market Elantra and features exterior styling and interior design that's different not only from the sedan but also from the rest of Hyundai's lineup. It's a good look, less conservative than the sedan, but the GT still retains the brand's intuitive and user-friendly controls.
The Elantra GT is a smart pick for drivers seeking the space and cargo benefits of a hatchback with the value and fuel economy of a small sedan. While the GT doesn't match its sedan counterpart for fuel economy, the base version offers more power. The new N Line trim packs even more power and, unexpectedly, slightly better fuel economy than the base trim. Respectable fuel economy, sharp handling and impressive utility make the Elantra GT N Line the more desirable and competitive choice.
Buyers looking for a hatchback have several options, ranging from the redesigned-for-2019 Mazda 3 to the classic and charming Mini Cooper. The Elantra GT earns a spot among those rivals with its mix of space, performance and style.
2019 Hyundai Elantra GT models
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback is available in base and N Line 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 N Line 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, automatic headlights, LED running lights, heated side mirrors, height-adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a USB port and satellite radio.
The base trim's optional Style package is worth the extra cost. It includes a panoramic sunroof, proximity key with push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, and a sliding armrest. The package also offers desirable safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and side-mirror turn signals.
The N Line comes with several features from the Style package, plus the more powerful engine, larger brakes, 18-inch wheels, performance tires, a more sophisticated sport-tuned suspension, LED headlights, an electronic parking brake, sport-oriented seats and upgraded gauges.
The N Line can also be equipped with several desirable options, all bundled into the DCT Tech package. It includes the rest of the Style package's features and adds a navigation system, Blue Link telematics services, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, wireless device charging and a premium seven-speaker Infinity sound system. Additional driver aids include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams and a drowsy driver warning system.
|Overall||7.6 / 10|
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 like the Elantra GT models:
- 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.
- Driver Attention Alert
- Detects when a driver is not paying attention or has become drowsy. Will trigger an audible and visual warning.
NHTSA Overall Rating4 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall4 / 5Driver4 / 5Passenger4 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall4 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall4 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger4 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat4 / 5
- RolloverRollover4 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover10.7%
- Side Impact TestGood
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
2019 Hyundai Elantra GT First Impressions
2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line First Look
Refreshed Hatch Offers More Fun for the Curves and Corners
Following the recent launch of its new N performance division, Hyundai is rolling out the milder-mannered N Line, starting with the compact Elantra. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line is a sporty, hatchback-bodied take on Hyundai's venerable compact highlighted by handling upgrades and unique styling treatments. It replaces the current GT Sport in the Elantra lineup.
Like the GT Sport, the GT N Line comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (201 horsepower, 195 lb-ft of torque) and a six-speed manual transmission. Those who prefer to let a transmission do the work can opt for a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic for an extra $1,100. A base trim Elantra GT carries on, powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic.
Upgrades Are More Than Skin-Deep
The key differences between the GT N Line and the outgoing GT Sport are under the sheet metal. Various chassis and suspension components are stiffer, including engine and transmission mounting points, springs and sway bars. Shocks have been retuned and the steering recalibrated for more precise handling, while larger brakes and stickier performance tires allow for more fun in curves and corners.
Styling elements such as 18-inch wheels, a lower front spoiler, distinct grille and rear bumper designs, and blacked-out side mirror housings give the GT N Line the look to accompany its sharpened handling.
A restyled interior adds to the Elantra GT N Line's sense of occasion with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, red accents and stitching, and heated leather sport seats that incorporate thigh extenders and power-adjustable lumbar support. Subtle N Line logos are also embossed into the seatbacks, a reminder that this isn't a base-level Hyundai.
Options, Aids and Tech Cost Extra
Similar to the GT Sport's available options, the new N Line offers an optional infotainment upgrade. An 8-inch touchscreen comes standard, but Hyundai's AVN 5.0 system is also available, including navigation with bird's-eye view and real-time traffic data delivered via HD radio. No subscription to a satellite service required.
Advanced driver aids are also available and include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, automatic high beams, and a drowsy driver warning system.
The optional Technology package bundles it all — driver safety aids and navigation — and adds a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, a power-adjustable driver seat, proximity key entry, push-button start, a seven-speaker Infinity audio system, BlueLink telematics services, and a wireless device charger.
While the Elantra GT N Line isn't quite a hot hatch — perhaps that comes later with a proper N version — it looks like a compelling alternative to the Volkswagen Golf, infusing hatchback utility with fun and sporty handling.
Pricing and Release Date
The GT N Line is on sale now, starting at $24,185, or $25,285 with the automatic transmission. For those who don't need the N Line, the base Elantra GT starts at $21,335.
Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Overview
The Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), N Line 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and N Line 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Pre-owned Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 201 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed manual, 7-speed automated manual. The Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback?
Price comparisons for Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback trim styles:
- The Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Base is priced between $19,590 and$22,990 with odometer readings between 9655 and58206 miles.
- The Used 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback N Line is priced between $22,499 and$25,590 with odometer readings between 15971 and24668 miles.
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