2014 Hyundai Elantra Gt
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Great value, above average quality!

by from Charleston, SC on September 21, 2015

Here's the deal. I just got my first salaried job, right as my 15-yr old minivan was kicking her last cloud of exhaust. I didn't have a lot of money to spare, so what I wanted was practical, reliable,...
Here's the deal. I just got my first salaried job, right as my 15-yr old minivan was kicking her last cloud of exhaust. I didn't have a lot of money to spare, so what I wanted was practical, reliable, and safe carriage from point A to point B. What I found was the Elantra GT! I loved the look and I loved the features! Heated seats, mirrors, wiper rest, windows...heated everything! Bluetooth! A sunroof as big as the sun (warning:hyperbole)! A backup camera! Leather! And used, my 2014 GT was under 19k! Then I looked in to it a little more. It has some of the better reliability ratings by JD Power, and some outstanding remarks concerning safety from the IIHS. Plus, in certified condition, Hyundai honored the rest of the warranty. This is a life-saver for a fledgling young adult like me: I have a reliable (backed up with a warranty) car with enough zip to be fun, and so many fancy gadgets I would never have imagined I could afford. Pros: - Great safety - Awesome reliability - Loads of goodies - Thoughtful features - Zippy, for a little economy car - Looks good - Decent mileage (I average 26-28 combined) Cons: - Speakers are absolutely sub-par. If that is important to you, consider upgrading aftermarket. - Road noise is pretty noticeable. - Some of the interior materials feel cheap-ish. ....I would recommend this car to a friend so strongly, I recommended it to my mother.
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We will see how long it lasts!

by from Dallas,TZ on August 11, 2015

I never considered hyundai before i started looking at car reviews. They have relatively the same reliability as other brands and after having such a horrible experience with a 2008 dodge avenger I wa...
I never considered hyundai before i started looking at car reviews. They have relatively the same reliability as other brands and after having such a horrible experience with a 2008 dodge avenger I was willing to try anything. I test drove several other brands but it was difficult to find a small car that I could fit into. I'm 6'4 and i fit comfortably in the drivers seat. So far I'm averaging 32 mpg with about 75% highway driving in eco mode. I dont like to zip around but turning the eco mode off makes a huge difference. I never really noticed much of a difference in the eco modes in other cars like my wifes honda civic but it really makes a difference in this vehicle. The bluelink is nice but i will probably not continue my subscription all year round. I got fully loaded 2014 hyundai elantra (nav, sunroof, leather, etc.) for just 20,400 and the warranty is better than any other brand i looked at. Hopefully I wont need it! As a young purchaser, what i'm looking for is a reliable brand that will earn my business in the future by making a car that can get past 100k miles without a major repair. FYI that is not Chrysler/jeep/dodge!
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Zippy update

by from Las Vegas, NV on January 24, 2015

I've now owned my GT for about 4 months. It recently had it's first oil change. Fuel economy has improved by about 1 mpg. I didn't think I would like (or need) the heated seats, but they do come in ha...
I've now owned my GT for about 4 months. It recently had it's first oil change. Fuel economy has improved by about 1 mpg. I didn't think I would like (or need) the heated seats, but they do come in handy on cold mornings, especially before the heater warms up and my wife says it makes her back feel better. Now that it's broken in and I've had more time to "play" with it, the acceleration seems to be a lot better. Got to remember to put it back in automatic mode when coming to a red light. However, in manual mode, to get best acceleration seems to be starting in 2nd gear. When in econ mode, car seems to keep looking for the right gear, usually one higher than what is needed to not be sluggish, so I usually turn that feature off and still wind up downshifting a lot. I usually keep the steering in sport, but sometimes just to feel the difference put it in normal. Sport is best in high winds, no doubt. So far, I've been more than pleased with the performance and surprised by the amount of interior space available. My zippy friend is still going strong. More updates as time goes on.
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great car and best i have owned in 35 years

by from Sylva ,north carolina on August 8, 2014

This 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT is by far the best car i have owned and driven in my 35 years of driving . For almost 10 years i worked for a GM/CHEVY dealership picking up cars from auctions , dealers t...
This 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT is by far the best car i have owned and driven in my 35 years of driving . For almost 10 years i worked for a GM/CHEVY dealership picking up cars from auctions , dealers trades ( new vehicles for customers ) and have driven every model GM/CHEVY/Buick/Cadillac/Pontiac and Saturn they made up to 2009 model year , plus Porsche/Mercedes/BMW ETC. and the Elantra GT beats them all with the comfort of the ride , no road noise inside from tires , motor or air from window seal leaks , it is very quiet inside on paved or gravel roads . Gas mileage ....... I am getting 32 to 33.5 miles city driving , 24 miles round trip . On interstate on last trip got 41.2 mpg with ECO ASSIST ON ALWAYS (if other reviewer is getting the extremely low gas mileage that was posted , then there is only 2 possibilities , #1 the person is making jackrabbit starts and driving the Elantra GT like a bat out of Hades all the time or #2 THERE IS something wrong with the engine and/or computer not sending correct fuel mixture rates to Gas Direct Injection/ECO ASSIST not working properly etc., and needs to find another Hyundai Dealership to check car out or ta;k to the existing GM or OWNER of dealership where car was bought . If that fails , call the regional office of Hyundai where you live and it will be corrected . ( I DO NOT WORK FOR HYUNDAI , JUST A PROUD OWNER !) The 2014 GT interior is comfortable with great included electronics and too many standard options to mention that YOU WOULD have to pay extra for with other car manufactures . 2014 Elantra GT is great car , with great price and 100,000 mile warranty . almost forgot , the 173hp 2.0l engine is a real strong engine , from a dead stop in just normal driving , watch your speed odometer because you will be sitting on 80mph and will not realize it . for a 4 cylinder it is a very fast engine with a great 6 speed automatic/plus manual shift , that when gears shift , there so smooth you can hardly feel them change . I recommend this car to anyone .
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Better than expected

by from Virginia on August 21, 2014

Purchased this car on July 30 for a second car and I am very pleased. The gas mileage is better than I expected. I live in the mountains so I was concerned with the "pep" of the car but it is very acc...
Purchased this car on July 30 for a second car and I am very pleased. The gas mileage is better than I expected. I live in the mountains so I was concerned with the "pep" of the car but it is very acceptable. After comparing many models in this category this Elantra GT offered great leg room for the driver (I'm 6-1) and passenger and comfortable leather seats with power lumbar. It has good cargo area for golf clubs without letting the back seat down.
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Great Looks, Nice features, Ok Miles per Gallon

by from Elgin, Il on August 2, 2016

Since I have very little income I looked at cars that would be stylish, reliable, not kill me at the pump and be able to carry not only a lot of stuff but also be able to take 2 Labs and 2 Dachshunds ...
Since I have very little income I looked at cars that would be stylish, reliable, not kill me at the pump and be able to carry not only a lot of stuff but also be able to take 2 Labs and 2 Dachshunds with me anywhere. he Elantra GT fits all of the above. I bought it to last hopefully 10 years or more so I purchased the 10 year bumper to bumper warranty. The car has all the goody's that were common in 2014 including leather, panoramic roof, Bluetooth , heated seats, powered drivers seat, dual zone comfort control and a nav system. I got it loaded for 21k new and for the most part am very happy with it. It is not as plush as our Sonata Hybrid Limited. The sound quality out of the factory stinks. It economy is good on the highway but city mpg is not so good. As a second car meant for utilitarian driving it does fit the bill though and is fun to drive. It does not have true GT handling but is okay out on the open road. Is it noisy compared to the Sonata? Yes. Compared to other cars in it class it about the same. Interior is styled well but it is plastic in nature. When driving on open roads it gest 34 mpg. On the highway at 70mph it will get a respectful 36mpg. Above 70 mph the economy quickly falls. What is a little disappointing is that it has just average performance out of its motor. Our Sonata Hybrid out performs it in acceleration. Would I buy another one if my needs were the same in 2016 and beyond. Probably not. I like the car but other imports and domestic cars now outperform the Elantra GT and have more bang for the buck. I do find the Hyundai products to be very reliable so far. Our 2013 Sonata Hybrid has been problem free and so has this Elantra GT. With all that said I will most likely be driving both my Hyundai vehicles in 2024 and beyond because of their great extended warranties. At a cost of $60 a year it is great insurance against computer or other electrical failures that are sure to happen.
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2014 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback

by from Freehold Hyundai Rte 9 NJ on March 10, 2014

I like the car's comfortable ride, good speed and gas mileage! And Vinnie was a courteous, professional and very helpful salesman!
I like the car's comfortable ride, good speed and gas mileage! And Vinnie was a courteous, professional and very helpful salesman!
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Worst gas milage of any car i have ever owned.

by from seattle on January 25, 2014

The sticker said 37/27 and 30 MPG over all. The best I have gotten so far with mixed freeway and in town is 26. It only gets 21 around town. I took it in and complained and the service man said their ...
The sticker said 37/27 and 30 MPG over all. The best I have gotten so far with mixed freeway and in town is 26. It only gets 21 around town. I took it in and complained and the service man said their report says that customers are getting 25.5 average and it is running fine. For 45 years every car I have ever owned has gotten 30+ MPG. Even my old Toyota pick up gets 25 mixed driving. Every time I have to fill up I get more upset. I would never have bought it if I would have known how inefficient it was. Also the front windshield defroster does not melt ice where the drivers line of sight is for at least 12 minutes. The mirrors, side windows and rear windows all defrost just fine within a couple of minutes. The service tech said there is nothing wrong with it...Then there is the driver's seatbelt that will not retract about half the time. The service tech says there is nothing wrong with that either...What good is the 100,000 warranty if they will not fix anything? On the good side it handles like a dream and has plenty of power. the 6 speed automatic is very smooth. The interior is really roomy and quiet, the blue tooth for the phone is so good people i am talking to cannot tell I am in the car and the stereo sounds great.
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It's an econo-box...

by from USA on April 15, 2015

I'm having to rent a vehicle while mine is in the shop for hail damage and this is the car I was given. It's definitely an econo-box... The layout of the dash is not driver friendly (at least for me),...
I'm having to rent a vehicle while mine is in the shop for hail damage and this is the car I was given. It's definitely an econo-box... The layout of the dash is not driver friendly (at least for me), the steering is floaty and the feedback in the steering wheel is minimal (also possibly has alignment issues or a poor front differential giving one wheel too much torque seeing as it is a rental car), the wheels are too narrow to provide adequate stability, and the rear visibility is AWFUL. I have tried not to judge it too harshly as i'm used to driving an AWD 300hp vehicle that retails at 3x the cost of this car, but on these basic things that I look for in ANY vehicle I have been disappointed. I won't review the amenities as that is just fluff stuff, in my opinion, and I have focused only on the mechanical issues I encountered. Before anyone thinks I'm bashing this car for no reason, I was quite satisfied with it's braking ability. Again, a feature I look for on any vehicle purely for safety's sake. The ride in general is also comfortable for the most part as well. One poster said they preferred this car over a Merc/BMW/Porsche? That's simply laughable...I guess they're more concerned about MPG than a quality driving experience.
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The most beautiful car I've owned

by from on September 8, 2017

Starting with the requirements , I was lookin for a car that is durable and very reliable, have a unique design and taste, and finally to reach a target at least 6 years of daily use without waking u...
Starting with the requirements , I was lookin for a car that is durable and very reliable, have a unique design and taste, and finally to reach a target at least 6 years of daily use without waking up one day with a serious problem. I chose it since that Korean cars entered a new era at the beginning of the decade and shown an impressive development, I am working in an area surrounded with bad roads and have a very busy schedule , so it was a big satisfication along the period of 4 years that I did not need anything but the periodic oil change and brakes only. As for the uniqueness, the car is not present very much on the roads compared to the sedan version or other competitors which noticibly lead the fact that it has a eye caching effect. Nothing is perfect so this car has some downfalls, centered along the performance and handling, which are poor starting with throttle response and roll in curves. Also interior quality when comparing with the veloster finding a very wide difference although they are on the same price range. In conclusion, elantra gt is a very reliable, durable, practical and special, but falls on the performance side, I would hundred percent recommend it for daily driven car.
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