A Review of The 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

So you want all the comfort of a class-leading sedan, but maybe add some extra pep? Then its time you take a look in to the new Hyundai Elantra GT. Sporty, responsive and astonishingly comfortable, this is an everyday sports sedan. Want to learn a little more about the GT and what it has to offer? Keep reading for a quick review from Thornton Road Hyundai.

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The GT (Gran Turismo) edition of the top-selling Elantra is an exciting and stylish choice, thanks to its even better drive performance. An aerodynamic shape plus an efficient yet powerful engine work together to deliver a driving experience like no other.


The Elantra GT’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM) engages drivers by allowing them to choose and customize the feel of the steering. Pick from Comfort, Normal and Sport modes depending on what you’re in the mood for today. Pair it with the 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC and the available sport-tuned suspension and enjoy an unprecedented level of responsiveness.


But even though it has more power, that doesn’t mean that Hyundai sacrificed the excellent gas mileage. Thanks to the Active ECO system, the engine and automatic transmission control are modified with a simple button push, helping it to achieve an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway.

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Step inside and the first thing you’ll notice is that this doesn’t feel like a typical sporty compact. From the panoramic sunroof to the luxurious legroom, the roomy Elantra GT manages to keep drivers and passengers comfortable, not cramped.


With seating for 5 and more interior volume and max cargo volume than the Focus, Mazda3, VW Golf or Matrix, you’ll think you’re zipping around in a midsize sedan, rather than a sporty compact. Thanks to the flexible seating and storage options, you won’t be limited when it comes to who and what to bring along. A 60/40 split rear seat folds down to make room, and allows access to a hidden rear cargo area. Other storage areas include a cooled glove compartment, a front center console, an overhead sunglass holder and a rear-seat center armrest with cupholders.


In addition to the spacious interior, the GT offers some premium features that make the drive fun for everyone. Get leather seats or a 10-way driver’s seat to help you settle in, or have your GT ready to go when you are with the Proximity Key entry with push button start and dual automatic temperature control.


Ready to take the GT for a test drive you won’t forget? Stop in at Thornton Road Hyundai today and get moving towards your next dream car.