2013 Hyundai Elantra GT will go on sale later this month with a starting price of $19,170, including a $795 destination fee. That price is for a manual-transmission base model; an automatic transmission version of the hatchback starts at $20,170.
The Elantra GT has competitive base pricing compared to others in the compact class: The 2013 Ford Focus hatchback starts at $19,995, including a $795 destination fee; the 2012 Mazda3 starts at $20,095, including a $795 destination fee; a four-door hatchback 2012 Volkswagen Golf with an automatic transmission starts at $20,565, including a $770 destination fee. The GT hatchback costs $1,700 more than a 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan, but it comes better equipped. Hyundai hasn’t announced pricing for its 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe yet.
What makes the GT an even bigger bargain is it comes better equipped than competing models, too. The Elantra GT comes standard with heated power side mirrors, heated front seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, an air-conditioned glove box and a driver’s knee airbag (a new feature for the Elantra nameplate). All GT models also come standard with an adaptable steering system, which tunes the steering feel to three modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.
There are two additional packages available on the GT. The Style Package adds a panoramic sunroof, sport-tuned suspension and leather upholstery. A Tech Package features a backup camera, automatic headlamps and a touch-screen navigation system.
Continue reading below for more pricing details.
Elantra GT six-speed manual transmission: $18,395
Elantra GT six-speed automatic transmission: $19,395
Style Package: $2,740
Tech Package (requires Style Package): $2,350
Destination charge: $775