2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

Whether you're looking for an efficient powertrain, a spacious interior, or high-tech safety features, there's a lot to like about the Hyundai Elantra GT when you're a driver in the Columbia, Lexington, or Irmo areas. 

To give our customers a good idea of what to look for when they take this hatchback out for a test drive, the team at Peacock Hyundai Columbia put together this 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT review

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Powertrain

The Elantra GT gives drivers ultimate control over their experience by coming standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. However, a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual-shift mode is available. It's paired with the standard 2.0L I-4 engine that generates 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. 

A sportier experience is available, as well, with an upgrade to the 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine that delivers 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with paddle shifters, which monitors your driving conditions to provide seamless shifting. An extra upper gear makes this engine our pick for anyone watching their fuel economy.

Hyundai Elantra GT Safety

If you're like many drivers in the area, safety is a major consideration when choosing your next car. Luckily, the Elantra GT is a 2018 IIHSTOP SAFETY PICK when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and High Beam Assist.1

This means that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave high marks for this hatchback's crashworthiness and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) front crash prevention system. 

AEB uses sensors to keep an eye out for hazards on the road ahead. If sensed, this system will issue an alert and prepare the brakes for emergency braking. If necessary, it'll hit the brakes for you to try to mitigate a potential forward collision. 

It also received high marks for its High Beam Assist headlights that automatically dim for oncoming traffic, so you don't have to worry about toggling them on-and-off repeatedly when driving along a dark road at night. 

Interior Dimensions of the 2018 Elantra GT

One of the benefits of choosing a hatchback is that it combines the maneuverability of a sedan with a spacious cargo area. In fact, with the rear seats folded down flat, you'll have 55.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold them up to seat five passengers comfortably and you'll have 24.9 cubic feet of trunk space. You can optimize this area as you need with the 60/40-split feature in the rear seat. 

In total, there are 96.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, with 39.1 inches of front-seat headroom and 38.5 inches of rear seat headroom. You can also stretch out and get comfortable with 42.2 inches of front legroom and 34.8 inches of rear legroom. 

Seats are available in cloth or leather and can be Black, Beige, or Black with Red Stitching for a sporty flare. 

Review the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

If you want to review the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT for yourself, come to Peacock Hyundai Columbia and we'll show you what this hatchback can bring to your drives around the Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo areas.

Contact us to get behind the wheel today!

 

 

2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick based on good ratings in the moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, no less than an advanced rating for front crash prevention, and no less than an acceptable headlight rating.

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