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2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

Fashionable And Fun – In That Order It's an interesting time for the compact car class. On one hand, we're seeing the rise of the hatchback. On the other, we're seeing the compact coupe market dwindle. Think about it: When the Chevrolet Cobalt became the Cruze, the coupe bodystyle went away. And when the Ford Focus was redesigned for 2012, the two-door died, but the five-door returned. That said, it came as no surprise that when Hyundai replaced its Elantra Touring with the stylish new GT, it took on a more traditional five-door shape. But that isn't the only new addition to... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.8L I4
Power:
148 HP / 131 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$23,870 (as tested)
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    Hyundai CEO: Elantra GT's 39 mpg is "pretty good"
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    During the unveiling of the Hyundai Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show, the message was the following: This car is lighter than its competitors, cars like the Mazda3, Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf, and therefore it gets decent fuel economy. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik pointedly mentioned that a lot of vehicles these days – from Hyundai and other ...

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    Chicago: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Chicago Auto Show Debuts
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    The Chicago Auto Show may be the smallest of the North American auto shows we cover (yet largest by square footage, ironically), but year after year, more and more automakers choose to show off some new metal under the lights of McCormick Place. This year saw a total of 18 major reveals (click here to see our full rundown), and while that pales in ...

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    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality
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    After driving the 2013 Elantra GT out on stage here in Chicago, Hyundai executives immediately focused on one of its new five-door's core values: lightness. You see, the GT is the lightest C-segment hatchback in the United States, weighing 151 pounds less than a Mazda3, 175 pounds less than a Ford Focus and 222 pounds less than the fatty-fat-fat ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe serves up space and style in equal measure
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    In addition to the GT hatchback, Hyundai also rolled out a new Coupe version of the C-segment Elantra here at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The new two-door is clearly meant to take on the likes of the Honda Civic Coupe, and it's got a spec sheet that compares rather favorably with its competitor from Japan. For starters, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality
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    Official: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe has the Civic in its Fluidic sights
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    Hyundai wants its Elantra to dominate the C segment, and that means in all body styles. The just-introduced five-door GT is set to battle the Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza hatchbacks, and this new Elantra Coupe clearly has the two-door Honda Civic in its sights. The four-door Elantra already wears pretty rakish sheetmetal that carries over nicely to the ...

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    Official: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is one handsome hatch
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    When you intend to go up against cars like the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Mazda3, it doesn't matter how softly or loudly you speak, your stick had better be impressive. Hyundai believes it has just the thing in the 2013 Elantra GT, which is the updated moniker for the Elantra Touring (and a throwback to five-door Elantras of yore). The GT is the ...

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    Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]
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    Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Environmental Protection Agency (see ...

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    Podcast: Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]
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    Video: Hyundai i30 commercial previews upcoming Elantra five-door
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    Report: Hyundai says Elantra sales to slow because factory can't keep up with demand
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    Spy Shots: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe caught undisguised ahead of Chicago debut
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    Here it is, ladies and gents – the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe. The svelte new two-door will make its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in just a few weeks, but our intrepid spy photographers managed to catch this completely uncovered prototype on the back of a flatbed truck. Not surprisingly, the new coupe relies heavily on the same ...

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    Study: Hyundai tops J.D. Power's Customer Retention Study
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    J.D. Power and Associates has released its annual Customer Retention Study, and Hyundai ranks the highest among brands in retaining buyers. Hyundai's retention rate is up four percentage points to 64 percent in 2012, thanks largely to the Elantra and Sonata models. J.D. Power says that much of the manufacturer's retention rate can be traced to its growing ...

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    Hyundai hits 2016 CAFE requirements early
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    All automakers are under pressure to hit more stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, figures set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 1978, the CAFE standards were just 18 miles per gallon, but they have increased gradually each year. This summer, the bar was raised high when automobile manufacturers were ...

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    Official: Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque named 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year [UPDATE]
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    Official: Your 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists are....
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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #259
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    Consumer group cries foul on Hyundai's 40-mpg claim
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    Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers. Consumer Watchdog sent the EPA a letter citing a litany of public criticism of the compact Elantra's real-world fuel economy, and ...

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    Report: Consumer group cries foul on Hyundai's 40-mpg claim
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    Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers. Consumer Watchdog sent the EPA a letter citing a litany of public criticism of the compact Elantra's real-world fuel economy, and ...

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