2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: Facts and Features


The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is a stylish and versatile hatchback that comes with plenty of feature options. If you haven’t previously considered this all-new model, why not begin to get acquainted?

Safety: Top Safety Pick

As far as safety goes, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT excels according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It was named a 2018 Top Safety Pick by the agency, earning top marks in all six crash tests and the front crash prevention check.

This is a testament to Hyundai’s engineering and the many included safety features, and it provides a lot of peace of mind when you’re on the road. You don’t have to worry quite as much about what if something happens, because the IIHS has already found that you’ll be well-protected in the event of a collision.


Performance: Two Solid Options

Under the hood, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT comes with a duo of engine options. Each offers solid metrics, although the focus of each engine is readily apparent when you test-drive the two available trims.

The standard engine that’s included on the 2018 Elantra GT (base) is a 2.0-liter GDI workhorse that sees 201 horsepower and 36 combined miles per gallon. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport comes with a 1.6-liter turbo GDI that gets 201 horsepower and 25 combined miles per gallon but has a much quicker pickup.


Space: Versatile Room

The hatchback design of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is what makes the vehicle especially versatile. There are 24.9 cubic feet of room behind the back seat, and folding that seat down increases space to 55.1 cubic feet. That’s more than enough room for suitcases, a dorm room fridge, athletic gear, fishing poles or whatever you might want to bring.


Design: Advanced European Style

Where the exterior is concerned, aesthetics and engineering are perfectly blended together. A European-inspired design gives the car a sleek and sophisticated look while doubling the amount of high-strength steel in the body reduces weight and increases rigidity (which helps with safety).


Features: Many Advanced Options

You’ll find no shortage of features on the 2018 Elantra GT. The hatchback comes with a redone infotainment screen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an 8-inch screen with in-car navigation is available. All of the following are also either standard or optional:

  • Leather upholstery, and heated and ventilated front seats
  • Bluetooth, including hands-free Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Proximity Key with push-button start
  • LED headlights and tail lights
  • Blue Link telematics and guidance
  • Wireless charging
  • Driver-assist aids

In addition to these, there are many more features that are also available.


MSRP: Affordably Priced

Finally, all of this is priced with affordability in mind. MSRPs start at $16,850 for the base trim and $20,750 for the Sport trim, and that’s before discounts and incentives are considered. In many cases, there are at least some cash back, financing or lease offers that drivers can take advantage of.


See the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

If the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT sounds like a hatchback that you’d enjoy owning, come and see both of the hatchback’s trims at McGrath City Hyundai. The dealership isn’t far from Des Plaines, is located at 6750 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago, and salespeople are present Monday through Saturday. Stop by when you’re able to, and they’ll gladly take you for a test-drive.

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