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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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