2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

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51 reviews
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Available Price Range $9,983-$16,623 Trims2 Combined MPG 31 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

Our Take

With seating for up to five, the compact Elantra's looks and fuel efficiency — it's rated at 37 mpg on the highway — make it a compelling choice in the segment. The Elantra i... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Limited backseat headroom for adults
  • Noisy backup camera
  • Power steering modes feel artificial
  • No a la carte options, just two packages

Notable Features

  • New hatchback for 2013
  • Replaces Elantra Touring
  • Many standard features, including heated front seats
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • 37 mpg on the highway


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: Estimated mileage ratings have been lowered to reflect a November 2012 EPA audit of this car's stated mileage.The 2013 Elantra GT hatchback is a new addition to Hyundai's growing arsenal of Elantra models, including an Elantra Coupe that's also new for 2013 and a hot-selling sedan that was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Compare Elantra body styles here. T... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 51 reviews

Great Look'in Value

by carbuff from Ohio on September 25, 2012

I took delivery 9/20 and love it so far. Great looks, great value. All the needed bells & whistles. They only make 1 model but 2 packages. I took neither. Style package for $2,750 gives you a rather u... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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