2014 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

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The 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT is a five-door hatchback model which is characterized by beautiful design, bigger interior space and better performance. Keep reading to learn more about this family vehicle.

New Elantra Exterior Design

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT uses the new design language that the Korean automaker likes to call “Fluidic Sculpture”. The designers took inspiration from the flow of air, and created this car to minimize air resistance.

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

Up front, there is a sculpted hood under which lies the hexagonal front grille with the automaker’s emblem. The projection headlights look more aggressive, and below them there are boomerang-shaped fog lights for improved visibility during foggy or rainy days.

On the side, you will notice the five-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in P205/55HR16 tires. The side mirrors come with integrated turn signals, and below them a chrome beltline extends all the way to the rear side windows.

The big LED taillights look very cool, enveloping the turn signals. Halves of the taillights are mounted on the trunk door, while the other halves are completely on the side and follow the line that extends from the front, through the door handle, all the way to the rear bumper.

There is also a roof-mounted antenna and small roof spoiler.

rear view

Interior Styling

Designers managed to expand the cargo area of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT without significantly increasing dimensions of the car. Also, there is more space in the cabin, so passengers will be able to enjoy a relaxed ride. This is a true family car ready to take you anywhere. The rear seats can be folded down for even more space in the cargo area.

And if that’s not enough, there are several sections where you can put your little things. First, there is a storage tray in the center console, an air-conditioned glove compartment that you can use to cool down your drinks or to keep the food fresh. Above your head, next to the rearview mirror, there is a small compartment where you can keep your sunglasses.

If only two passengers sit in the back, a center armrest can be lowered, with two cupholders. There is also a hidden area behind the rear seats where you can hide additional luggage. Take a look at the photo gallery below this article to see all of these storage sections.

hidden compartment

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT comes with standard front heated seats that will keep you warm during cold days, and with panoramic sunroof which you can open during hot summer days. Of course, there is also an air conditioning with air filter. And speaking of the seats, the driver’s seat can be adjusted in 10 ways.

In the center area of the dashboard there is a 7-inch touchscreen display powered by Blue Link software. It is connected with the rearview camera. Also, it will let you activate the GPS navigation, and to control your smartphone via BlueTooth. The SiriusXM Satellite Radio is also available.

Other features worth mentioning are: a six-speaker audio system that can be controlled via the steering wheel, USB and auxiliary input jacks for iPod connection, cruise control, rear window defroster, front window auto defogging system that improves visibility, push button start, etc.


New Hyundai Elantra GT Engine

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC D-CVVT Nu engine with direct injection that is able to develop 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque. DOHC D-CVVT stands for Dual Over Head Cams Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing.

There is a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, so you have option to choose what you prefer.

This engine will allow the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 9.5 seconds. The top speed is about 125 mph.

Fuel economy is also improved. The new Elantra GT is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT Release Date and Price

If you decide to but the 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT with a six-speed manual transmission, you should know that its starting price is $18,750. However, if you prefer an automatic gearbox with Shiftronic, you should set aside 1,000 dollars more ($19,750).

Photo Gallery

More photos of this model can be seen below. You can also watch the video footage, recorded during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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