2017 Hyundai Elantra GT

Buyer's Guide

While Hyundai's Elantra sedan has just been redesigned for model year 2017, it'll be at least another year before the hatchback GT version receives a major update. And that's OK given that the current model is competitive, practical and was just updated last year with new front-end styling and additional levels of standard equipment.

The big change for model year 2017 is the consolidation of trim levels. The base L has been nixed, while there's a new SE trim that replaces the standard GLS. The GLS Tech still exists, though, as does the high-zoot Limited trim.

Unusually, with the exception of Space Black Pearl, every single colour on the GT is new. The range now includes Marina Blue, Fiery Red, Platinum Silver, Moon Light Blue, Star Gazing Blue, Polar White, and Iron Grey.

While Hyundais aren't typically lauded for their engines, all Elantra GTs come standard with a 2.0-litre direct-injected four-cylinder that punches well above its weight. Its standard 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque gives it plenty of pep. It has more standard power than the Corolla iM, Cruze Hatchback, and Lancer Sportback, and is on par with the range-topping turbocharged engines found in the Civic Hatchback, Mazda3, and Volkswagen Golf.

The standard transmission is a six-speed manual for the base GL; a six-speed automatic is standard on all others. Both manual and automatic models are rated at 9.8 L/100 km city, with the manual version being rated at 7.1 L/100 km highway. The automatic uses slightly more gasoline at 7.2.

As with all Hyundais, standard equipment levels are generous and include a six-speaker audio system with USB port, Bluetooth, power exterior mirrors, keyless entry, heated front seats, automatic headlights, cruise control, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, tilt and telescoping steering column, rear spoiler, and air conditioning. All models also have a driver-selectable steering mode which changes the weight of the car’s steering.

Further up on the food chain, 16- and 17-inch wheels are available, as is a power driver's seat, panoramic glass sunroof, reverse camera, proximity key with push-button start, navigation, and leather-upholstered seats. Features such as radar cruise control, emergency autonomous braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning are currently not available.

Pricing for the Elantra GT GL starts at $19,999 with the Limited trim level selling for $26,249.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Specifications

There are 5 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $19,999 MSRP
8.5
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
173 hp @6500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
5dr HB Man GL $19,999 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Man GL 173 hp @6500 rpm 154 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Man GL 169.3" 70.1" 57.9" 104.3"
5dr HB Man GL
5dr HB Man GL Cloth Seats
5dr HB Man GL
5dr HB Man GL
5dr HB Auto GL $21,249 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Auto GL 173 hp @6500 rpm 154 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Auto GL 169.3" 70.1" 57.9" 104.3"
5dr HB Auto GL
5dr HB Auto GL Cloth Seats
5dr HB Auto GL
5dr HB Auto GL
5dr HB Auto SE $22,299 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Auto SE 173 hp @6500 rpm 154 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Auto SE 169.3" 70.1" 57.9" 104.3"
5dr HB Auto SE
5dr HB Auto SE Cloth Seats
5dr HB Auto SE
5dr HB Auto SE
5dr HB Auto GLS Tech $24,799 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Auto GLS Tech 173 hp @6500 rpm 154 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Auto GLS Tech 169.3" 70.1" 57.9" 104.3"
5dr HB Auto GLS Tech
5dr HB Auto GLS Tech Cloth Seats
5dr HB Auto GLS Tech
5dr HB Auto GLS Tech
5dr HB Auto Limited $26,249 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Auto Limited 173 hp @6500 rpm 154 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Auto Limited 169.3" 70.1" 57.9" 104.3"
5dr HB Auto Limited
5dr HB Auto Limited Leather Seats
5dr HB Auto Limited
5dr HB Auto Limited

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