2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Sleek styling
  • Interior materials
  • Multimedia screen graphics
  • Cargo versatility

The bad:

  • Highway gas mileage
  • Dated folding backseat design

1 trim

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Notable features

  • New grille styling
  • Five-seat four-door hatchback
  • Driver-selectable power-steering assist
  • Heated front seats standard
  • Ventilated front seats available

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback has revised styling and new available technology and convenience features.

ExteriorThe Elantra GT gets a new grille that significantly changes the car’s appearance, but look closely and you’ll see that it takes up the same real estate as the prior, more segmented design. The new look makes the grille seem bigger and provides a visual connection with other Hyundais like the Genesis sedan.

Otherwise, styling changes are relatively minor. Restyled taillights can be fitted with available LEDs, and the 17-inch alloy wheels have a new look. Other available features include automatic headlights and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

InteriorThe five-seat cabin is mostly the same, but a new navigation system and ventilated front seats are included in the available Tech Package.

The new navigation system is based on the one offered in Hyundai’s Genesis and Sonata sedans and features a 7-inch touch-screen and SiriusXM Travel Link. Travel Link provides weather and traffic information, sports scores and fuel prices, among other info. The navigation system also supports Pandora and other apps, and offers Apple Siri Eyes Free integration for iPhone users. The backup camera, which retracts when not in use to help the lens stay clean all-year round, uses the screen to show what’s behind the car.

Standard features include heated front seats, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, Bluetooth streaming audio, and a CD stereo with satellite radio capability, an MP3 jack and a USB port. A power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and leather upholstery are available.

Under the HoodThe Elantra GT’s powertrain is unchanged; it still uses a 173-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated gas mileage is 24/33/27 mpg city/highway/combined.

Hyundai says the Elantra GT’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode has been tuned for better steering feel. The system has Comfort, Normal and Sport modes that offer varying levels of power assistance, on-center feel and steering build-up when cornering. The available Style Package includes sport-oriented suspension tuning.

SafetyThe Elantra GT includes federally mandated front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. It also has standard side-impact and side curtain airbags.

The latest version of Hyundai’s Blue Link communication system is included in the Tech Package, and it now supports remote start with a climate control feature and destination search via Google. Hyundai says Blue Link features eventually will be accessible from a paired smart watch. A one-year trial of Blue Link Connected Care, which offers automatic collision notification among other features, is included. The remote start and destination search features are part of the Remote and Guidance packages, respectively.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Engine Rod bearing went at 68k miles.

68k miles, engine rod bearing blew. Had been to Hyundai dealership 1 month prior for engine knock sensor recall replacement, oil change and inspection. Always serviced, well cared for. Hyundai is replacing engine which is good news and have offered a loaner vehicle. Pending claim and reimbursement for hotel, tow from Utah to my home state as was traveling when engine blew and rental car I had to get due to engine blowing.


Will Hyundai honor the warranty they brag about?

My Elantra has been at the dealership for over 5 weeks while they decide whether to honor the 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty. While taking my car to the dealership only being able to get an appointment 6 weeks out the engine blew up. No car has been provided during this time as they won't lend you a car until they decide if they will honor the warranty.


great car

Great size, love the hatchback. It has a deep trunk area. Great sporty car for our 21 year old son. As this is the base model it does not have alloy rims or a backup camera.

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New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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