2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Review and Price

I love the layout of the interior of this car. Definitely my favorite out of all the cars I’ve owned (owned quite a few new cars). The only changes I would suggest is to angle the infotainment towards the driver a bit.

Other than that the car leaves a lot to be desired. The turbo has to spool up quite a bit to get the car moving. For as light as the car is it gets terrible gas milage. I average 21-22MPG around town. For comparison my wife had a 2016 Lexus IS350 F Sport that averaged about 20-21MPG around town and that car had a V6 and weight about 3,8xx LBS.

For the hot hatch look the sport is not that stiff structurally. Not sure where the weakest link in the unibody is but there is tons of body roll, and it does not have an LSD.

I do overlook the flaws for the most part due to the price point. I paid $21,5xx out the door for a manual GTS, and the car has really grown on me. I just hope it doesnt have the engine issues like earlier Elantra GTs. Go on elantra GT forums and it is common to see catastrophic engine failure on cars 2012 to 2015 (maybe 2016).

 

EPA Classification  Mid-Size Cars
MPG/MPGe  29 Highway / 22 City
Engine  Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6L/97 cu in
Transmission  Manual w/OD
Drive Train  Front Wheel Drive
Seating  5
Horsepower  201
Overall Crash Safety Rating  4 / 5 Stars

 

Starting MSRP 
$23,250.00
Destination Charge 
$885.00
Dealer Suggested Retail 
$24,135.00

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