Elantra Hyundai GT

With such huge numbers of hybrids and SUVs available, purchasers have a ton of decision past regular street embracing vehicles. Whither the unassuming hatchback? Hyundai hasn't abandoned it yet. The Korean automaker has five hybrids in its lineup as of now – with the 2020 Venue still in transit – yet it additionally discovered space to crush the 2019 Elantra GT N-Line in too.
2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

N is Hyundai's new presentation sub-brand and full N models should be up-advertise sports renditions of existing models. Just the Veloster gets the full-fat N treatment in the United States, and not just a N-Line trim bundle. The N-Line trim on this vehicle is really a stage down, including sportier styling components and little mechanical changes, however no significant execution overhauls.

The Elantra GT is a hatchback dependent on the current-age Elantra car, despite the fact that the two vehicles have altogether different outside styling. The N-Line replaces the Sport at the highest point of the Elantra GT lineup for 2019. Our test vehicle conveyed a base cost of $25,285, which incorporated the discretionary seven-speed double grasp transmission (a six-speed manual is standard) and an obligatory goal charge.

The Elantra GT contends with vehicles like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Subaru Impreza for a regularly contracting bit of the hatchback pie. The Hyundai expected to stand apart from that group, yet in addition put forth the defense for the possibility of the hatchback itself.

Genuine structure

Most vehicles that give off an impression of being SUVs are really autos playing spruce up. They're hybrids that utilization vehicle stages, yet with the taller, progressively tough bodywork of customary SUVs. That implies notwithstanding making hybrids look great, planners need to make them look like something they're definitely not. The Elantra GT, then again, looks precisely like what it is.

The Elantra GT is anything but an extreme structure like the Hyundai Kona. It's only a first rate one. The vehicle has astoundingly great extents for a front-wheel drive vehicle, and Hyundai's planners didn't fall into the snare of adding unnecessary specifying to attempt to jazz things up, something that can't be said of their partners at Honda and Toyota. The N-Line trim level includes some model-explicit styling highlights, including a silver-cut grille, front spoiler, and 18-inch wheels, yet the vehicle doesn't drop into kid racer region.

The inside has a similar trustworthiness as the outside. Our N-Line test vehicle had calfskin upholstery with red difference sewing, a cowhide wrapped directing wheel, and aluminum pedals, however the Elantra GT is still especially an economy vehicle. The vast majority of the inside was cut in straightforward dark plastic, however everything appeared to be assembled, which is everything you can request in a vehicle in this portion.

We were likewise intrigued by the inside ergonomics. The N-Line gets model-explicit front game seats (warmed and ventilated on our analyzer) that include some extra supporting, holding the driver and front traveler set up during cornering. Be that as it may, they were additionally entirely agreeable while driving in a straight line on a long roadway journey. Not at all like numerous ebb and flow little front-wheel drive vehicles, the Elantra GT's dashboard is genuinely near the windshield, giving the driver a superior forward view and utilizing inside space all the more productively. Hyundai likewise gave two unique sizes of cupholder on the middle comfort, so littler beverages don't get ousted. Extra cupholders in the entryways mean it's still alright to arrange more than one huge pop.

The infotainment framework was anything but difficult to use, with reasonably planned menus.

Roosted on the dashboard, the 8.0-inch infotainment screen is inside simple reach of the driver's fingers. The Elantra GT comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Route and remote telephone charging are discretionary additional items. Similarly as with other ongoing Hyundai models, we found the infotainment framework simple to use, with reasonably structured menus and intense designs that were anything but difficult to peruse initially.

With regards to inside space, the Elantra GT is genuinely aggressive with other conservative hatchbacks. It's near the highest point of the section in payload volume, albeit low stature of the load floor can make evacuating things ungainly. The Elantra GT felt like a right-size vehicle, offering more payload limit and by and large traveler space than the Hyundai Kona, yet in a more conservative bundle than the Hyundai Tucson.

Weekday warrior

The Elantra GT N-Line demonstrates that customary vehicles can be enjoyable to drive. It's not as insane as the Hyundai Veloster N or other comparative hot hatchbacks, however guarantees twisty streets won't go to squander.

In the engine, the N-Line gets a more dominant motor than the base Elantra GT. Recently utilized in the ceased Elantra GT Sport model, the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-chamber motor makes 201 pull and 195 pound-feet of torque, which is a solid sum for a vehicle of this size. The vehicle felt tolerably fast, with just a trace of turbo slack. A stronger fumes framework to finish the experience would have been decent, however.

Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, or the seven-speed double grip programmed transmission in our test vehicle. Hyundai's decision of a double grip gearbox rather than a traditional torque-converter programmed or consistently factor transmission (CVT) takes into consideration speedier movements, giving the Elantra GT a sportier vibe. The tradeoff with a double grip transmission is typically an absence of refinement, particularly in unpredictable traffic where the absence of a torque converter can prompt jerky movements. Yet, we didn't have any issues with our test vehicle, so there didn't appear to be quite a bit of a trade off to make. All around done Hyundai.

Hyundai additionally made some little suspension changes for the N-Line. Contrasted with the base Elantra GT, the N-Line has stiffer motor and transmission mounts, greater brake rotors, re-tuned controlling, and re-tuned suspension with stiffer springs. We didn't have a base Elantra GT to contrast and, yet in detachment the N-Line model felt quite great. The guiding was exact, and the vehicle was anxious to transform into corners, with no trace of the understeer that frequently torment front-wheel drive autos. Presently we can perceive any reason why Hyundai turned this vehicle (which is sold as the i30 abroad) into a race vehicle. Hyundai additionally sells an i30 N model in different markets, wedding the Veloster N powertrain with the Elantra GT body.

The Elantra GT is anything but an extreme plan like the Hyundai Kona. It's only a first rate one.

The stiffer suspension has a negative effect on ride quality, however we thought that it was endurable significantly after numerous miles of roadway driving. The lodge was additionally genuinely calm for an economy vehicle, so we envision the Elantra GT would be a decent decision for driving.

Vehicles like the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Volkswagen Golf are fun as well. In any case, the Elantra GT N-Line still sticks out. Likewise with all hatchbacks and cars, the Elantra's low focus of gravity and lower control weight make it naturally greater at gulch cutting than the normal hybrid. Our time with the double grasp N-Line left us inquisitive to drive the manual-transmission model, which likewise gets grippier summer tires. We imagine that could be a fun day by day driver.

The down to earth stuff

Double grasp Elantra GT N-Line models like our test vehicle are appraised at 28 mpg joined (25 mpg city, 32 mpg thruway) by the EPA. That is somewhat superior to the manual-transmission form, which is appraised at 26 mpg consolidated (23 mpg city, 30 mpg roadway). The base Elantra GT, which utilizes a normally suctioned 2.0-liter four-chamber motor and six-speed programmed, is evaluated at 27 mpg joined (25 mpg city, 32 mpg interstate). Those numbers are on the low side for this fragment. The Honda Civic, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Golf all accomplish in any event 30 mpg joined, while the Toyota Corolla is appraised at 36 mpg joined with the accessible CVT.

The Elantra GT N-Line is totally ailing in standard driver-help tech. Hyundai offers versatile journey control, path keep help, forward impact notice, and a driver-consideration screen, however just as a component of a discretionary innovation bundle. Both the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla hatchbacks offer versatile journey control and path keep help as standard gear, while the Mazda 3 hatchback gets those highlights just as a driver-consideration screen as standard.

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

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The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), missing the mark concerning the higher Top Safety Pick+ rating because of failing to meet expectations headlights and youngster seat stays. The hatchback additionally got a four-star generally speaking rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The government wellbeing organization noticed an improved probability of damage to raise seat travelers dependent on results from one of three side accident tests, which shielded the Hyundai from accomplishing an ideal score.

Hyundai offers a 10-year, 100,000-mile, powertrain guarantee and five-year, 60,000-mile, restricted guarantee, which stays among the best inclusion in the business. The Elantra got a better than expected unwavering quality score from Consumer Reports (the magazine doesn't distribute separate outcomes for the car and GT hatchback) for the 2018 model year – the latest with accessible information. As a brand, Hyundai scored well in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

How DT would design this vehicle

While we do think the six-speed manual transmission and summer tires would take the Elantra GT N-Line to the following level, we didn't get the chance to drive a vehicle in that arrangement, and in this manner can't make a firm suggestion. We would take a N-Line over a base Elantra GT, however. The more dominant motor, sportier transmissions, and frame redesigns appeared to merit the generally $4,000 value contrast between a base Elantra GT and our N-Line test vehicle.

We would likewise add the innovation bundle to gain versatile voyage power, path keep help, and the driver-consideration screen. That bundle likewise includes a power driver's seat, ventilated front seats, an updated sound framework, and Qi remote telephone charging.

Outline

On paper, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line doesn't resemble a champ. Other reduced hatchbacks go more distant with outside styling, tech, and gas mileage, and even with 201 hp, the N-Line can't coordinate to the max hot hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Both the Mazda 3 and the Subaru Impreza offer all-wheel drive for terrible climate. However the Elantra GT N-Line transcends its specs to convey a delightful driving involvement with a usable bundle. It's a token of exactly how great normal vehicles can be, and why a hatchback is as yet an extraordinary option in contrast to a hybrid. Hyundai didn't need to fall back on styling tricks or an overcomplicated infotainment framework to get that going, either. The Elantra GT's independent character implies numerous purchasers may cruise it by, yet keen customers shouldn't.

Would it be advisable for you to get one?

Indeed. Except if you live some place with awful winters and should have all-wheel drive, this is all the vehicle you'll require.

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