Best Bet
(4.5) 62 reviews
MSRP: $7,934$15,806
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 30
Engine: 145-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

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 is available as a four-door sedan, a coupe or a four-door hatchback. Competitors include the Honda Ci... 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

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.