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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

GT Stands For "Generous Trunk" If ever there were an award for the most bastardized label in the automotive world, the Gran Turismo/Grand Touring/GT moniker would be an easy frontrunner. Once reserved solely for sporty coupes, the GT letters have taken a big hit over the years, but things got downright embarrassing with the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. For 2013, Hyundai is helping to muddy the waters even further by slapping a GT badge onto the hatchback version of its top-selling model, the Elantra. In the case of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT, though, this name is just recycling the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.8L I4
Power:
148 HP / 131 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$18,545
As-Tested Price:
$25,440
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