Hatchbacks are hot right now. Case in point, the Honda Civic Hatchback finally arrives in America next week. So automakers, like Hyundai, know they have to step up their hatchback game to keep up with the growing competition.
Hyundai Elantra GT
A new Value Edition trim will give drivers more goodies for less. It’ll cost you $1,650, but saves you $1,000 dollars compared to adding the items separately. It’s a package that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated leather seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob, and sliding armrest. It also adds convenience with push button start, automatic headlights, and auto-up driver window.
A Tech Package now includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also adds a rearview camera, navigation, cooling front seats, and dual-zone climate, as well.
Apart from the new connectivity tech and value packages, everything else stays the same.
The rear-seats do a 60/40 split fold. Hyundai notes this gives it plenty of room for golf clubs and other long objects. Hyundai describes the model as aggressive and sleek with a low-profile height. It gets a drag coefficient of 0.30.
Pricing doesn’t change either. The base hatch still starts from $19,635. It continues to carry a 2.0-liter direct injection Nu engine. It has a peak 173-horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard. One grand will get you six-speed automatic.
The 2017 Elantra GT comes with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 24 city and 32 highway miles.