2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

170.9” x 57.7”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Optional 1.6-liter turbo's zip
  • Good handling, even in base trim
  • Cargo space rivals small SUVs
  • Up-to-date, user-friendly media system
  • Available panoramic moonroof lets sky in

The bad:

  • A bit bumpy with N Line's 18-inch wheels
  • Top safety tech available only on N Line
  • Backseat legroom for tall people
  • Needs more steering feel
  • Manual shifter's long throws

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Four-door compact hatchback
  • Two engines, including a 201-hp, turbo four-cylinder
  • Manual, automatic and dual-clutch auto transmissions
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2020 Hyundai Elantra GT review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT?

The Hyundai Elantra GT is a front-wheel-drive, four-door compact hatchback that has room for five people. The base version is powered by a 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. The N Line model gets a 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that teams with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Competitors include the Mazda3 hatchback, Volkswagen Golf and Toyota Corolla hatchback. The Hyundai Elantra compact sedan is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. 

What’s New on the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT?

There are no changes this year. 

What Features in the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT Are Most Important?

Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, cloth upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, air conditioning, cruise control and a 60/40-split, folding backseat. Available features include automatic high-beam headlights, a panoramic moonroof, leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, navigation, an Infinity premium stereo, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability and a driver-drowsiness monitor. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT?

Good handling, an intuitive multimedia system and a big cargo area are Elantra GT highlights. There’s not much backseat legroom for tall passengers, however, and important active safety features are reserved for the N Line model.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Great Car To Own!!

This car handles very well. I'm very pleased with the interior comfort and accessibility to all the features available. Handles the road like a dream. Smooth, precise, and fits anywhere. Great on fuel, uses no oil, instrument panel easy to read, and feels like a luxury vehicle, but doesn't have a luxury price.


First car I've had with so many features!

The car came with so many extras that I never knew I would appreciate. Things like heated seats, XM radio, lane sway alarm, etc. I was not looking for any of these things but my salesperson showed me it would be beneficial to me.


Very Reliable and looks sharp

This vehicle is a great value for the money, has all the bells and whistles as a expensive import. It is a joy to drive.

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Based on the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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