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Surprised!

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 9/11/2015 C. Foster

First off, I wanted to dislike this car, it wasn't my first choice for a new car. The deal that I was offered was too good to pass up so I took it. Needless to say, over time this car has really grown on us. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of get-up-and-go for a compact, 173hp, one of the highest in this class especially for the price. Paired with being lightweight = nimble & quick. Unlike the slow, boring Elantra sedan. I recently read Hyundai uses a special metal that's safer yet more lightweight than the traditional which helps with performance & MPGs. Ride comfort is good compared to others in this class, though it can get a little drifty on certain surfaces due to being lightweight. Took a while to get my seating position exact but seats are very comfortable, nice bolstering, and one thing I love is the interior materials, easy to clean, good quality and should hold up well long-term. Ergonomics are excellent in the Elantra GT, as are the quality of materials. After driving a luxury car as my previous vehicle, I am impressed with the fit and finish of this Hyundai. It has great cargo space, especially with the seats down, and the styling on the outside is unique as opposed to the sedan version. The GT has a lot of standard features, fog lights, heated seats etc...Plus the warranty can't be beat. The only complaint I have on the vehicle is that it could use a little better speakers, they're not awful by any means though and the key Fob is really cheap, looks like it's from 1990, but those really are the only complaints. If you are considering cars like the Focus hatchback,Mazda 3 hatchback, Forte 5, VW Golf etc...I think for the $$ Hyundail Elantra GT is worth a look, you definitely get a lot of bang for your your back. I've driven each of the cars I listed and none were so good as to pass up the Elantra GT, especially for the price! Plus, you don't see the GT all over the streets, and I kind of like having something a little more rare.

Average Rating : 4

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