2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    27 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    173-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Highway gas mileage
  • Dated folding backseat design

Notable Features of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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, ...

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.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Base Model Good Vehicle

by Ron S from Cleveland, Ohio on October 19, 2018

Found this car as a steal of a deal!! Year model is 2016 base model. Automatic Transmission only 2200 miles on it. Bought the car in 2017. Since then i have had to replace the blower under the glove ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great fuel mileage and lots of room

by Jen from Edmonton on October 11, 2018

All I need! Lots of room. Comfy. Heated seats are amazingly hot!!! The cloth is very durable and does not stain. All that and I save so much money on gas. It's simply amazing. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Hyundai
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Newer than 5 model years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    5 years/60,000 miles (from remainder of original)

  • Powertrain warranty

    10 years/100,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles for hybrid/electric vechicle batteries.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    150-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Elantra GT received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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