2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

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2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

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Vehicle Overview

Hyundai’s Elantra trio (sedan, coupe and GT hatchback)  is getting a mild update for 2014. All models get a slight appearance massage, a new engine option and some updated audio units, while the sedan has its trim levels shuffled a bit, adding a new Sport model and replacing the GLS with the SE trim.
ExteriorThe most extensive changes come on the Elantra sedan, and include new front and rear bumpers, headlights, taillights, fog lights and a bit of chrome along the sedan’s beltline. There are also projector beam headlights for the sedan that also include LED light-pipe technology that looks like something seen on a concept car just a few years ago. LED taillights are new. Steel wheels are gone, with the Elantra now only offering alloy wheels across the board in 15, 16 or 17-inch variants.
The only changes to the coupe are new head and taillights, while the GT receives only new taillights.

InteriorInside, not much has changed for 2014. New audio systems are available with revised head units and screens, and a backup camera display is now standard in the midgrade and navigation audio systems. One new color is added for the Elantra sedan, a two-tone black-and-beige package.

On the electronics front, Hyundai’s Blue Link multimedia service is now available in the Elantra lineup as part of the premium Technology Package. It will include three years of Hyundai Assurance Connected Care, which includes remote services like automatic collision notification, roadside assistance, automatic diagnostic trouble code notification, a monthly vehicle health report and in-vehicle car care maintenance scheduling.
Under the HoodHyundai has updated the Elantra’s powertrain, adding a new 173-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to the mix. The Elantra sedan retains the 145-hp, 1.8-liter motor, while the Elantra coupe, GT hatchback and new Sport trim sedan get the more powerful 2.0-liter motor. Hyundai says that the extra power and refigured torque curve lop nearly 1.8 seconds off the zero-to-60 time for the sedan, dropping it from 10.8 seconds to 9.0 seconds. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Elantra coupe and sedan, while the GT offers a six-speed manual transmission as well.

The Sport model for the sedan is particularly interesting. While the SE and Limited trims get optional electrically adjustable steering effort, only one tune is available on the Sport. It also comes with a thicker front stabilizer bar and softer springs but stiffer shock absorbers for sportier handling. Those optional suspension changes on the sedan become standard on the coupe, but the GT is unchanged, still offering the selectable mode steering and carry-over suspension.
Safety FeaturesElantra’s safety systems are largely unchanged for the 2014 update, with the sole addition of a blind spot mirror.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

1.9

Unreliable and inefficient.

After 5.5 years of ownership and approx. 83000km of driving, my clutch broke in the middle of a busy highway. Hyundai covered a portion of the repair but I was still out over $1500 to replace a part that, based on research and previous Mazda ownership experience, should have lasted much, much longer. As annoying as the repair was, I could not believe it when I discovered that my mechanic performed the same repair on another 2014 Hyundai Elantra! This infuriating discovery leads me to believe it is a manufacturing/part/assembly issue that Hyundai needs to address. If you want a reliable vehicle, I would suggest looking elsewhere.

4.9

I love it so much, it is the 2nd one I purchased!

We had a 2014 Elantra GT for nearly five years and loved it. My husband drives for Uber and riders are always surprised at how nice and roomy it is when they get in. It is large enough to be comfortable for four or five people, but small enough to get good gas mileage and easily zip around the city. When our first one had a run-in with a deer, we were so disappointed to let go of that car. We lucked out and found another 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT with very low mileage and a lot more features. I like having the panoramic roof, back-up camera, large screen, and the dual temperature controls. The only thing that I do not love about the car is the touch screen. Although it is convenient to have, it is a bit cumbersome and not as "sensitive" as I would hope it to be. We will likely only use the navigation on long trips. For quick trips around town, we will continue to use our phones.

2.3

Short life span

Intially, the car was great! I am a high mileage commuter, 100+ daily, and thought this would suit my needs. At 4 years, 145,000 miles the car began to burn 2 quarts of oil between oil changes (3000 miles). Before the car was paid off at 5 years and new catalytic converter needed to be installed. Six months later is failed as it was full of oil for rings that had gone bad on the engine. I have read on other forums there was a known engine problem with the Elentras 2013/2014 but nothing was done. The car was out of warranty long before this began. I did not expect this to be a throw away car for the price I paid. Cabin is not quiet and picks up a lot of road noise.

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