2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review - The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT may be an economic situation car, however it recognizes how you can make a great impression. Our fully loaded instance functions warmed and also cooled front seat surfaces. Even the back bench has actually heated outboard seats. The glove area has a small, openable duct that permits the great, cool breeze to flow over drinks saved there. Search for and be welcomed by the GT's massive (and optional) breathtaking moonroof, which lets lots of light into the currently roomy cabin. To an economy vehicle driver, perhaps wanting to buy their very first automobile, these tiny touches assist to elevate the Elantra's perceived value.
An additional gee-whiz standard feature is the Elantra GT's driver-selectable guiding modes (DSS). The GT utilizes an electric-assist power-steering system that includes 3 methods toggled with a button on the steering wheel. From the Convenience to Typical to Sporting activity methods, the Elantra reduces its level of assistance, triggering the steering wheel to feel larger, more exact and sportier. The hatchback's degree of managing and also responsiveness do not in fact change in between these modes, but this easy event catering to the vehicle driver's preferences assists make the Elantra GT really feel even more costs compared to it is.

At the facility of the dashboard is Hyundai's optional Blue Web link technology, the part of the Elantra's interior that makes the best first impression.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

Part of an optional Tech bundle-- which also includes automatic headlamps, LED tail lights, and the abovementioned moonroof-- goes down a 7-inch touchscreen right into the facility of the control panel, which is powered by Hyundai's linked infotainment technology. The software is stylish-- extremely responsive to inputs-- as well as includes crisply rendered graphics, text and maps.

Blue Web link is a connected system that puts telematics functions at the driver's fingertips via an Internet portal or a Hyundai Blue Web link app for iOS or Android. Individuals can remotely check their fuel economic climate as well as regular monthly vehicle wellness credit records, look for locations and beam them to the Elantra GT's dash, and also from another location track the GT's location to monitor a teen driver or recover a swiped vehicle. Many of these functions are also available via Apple Watch or Android Use wearable tools.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review - The system features Siri Eyes Free voice-command connection when coupled with an Apple iPhone as well as its very own onboard voice-command software program. I have actually just become two real grievances with the Blue Link tech. The first is that voice recognition can be extremely slow, taking quite a bit of time to procedure spoken addresses. Thankfully, the system will certainly absorb an entire address in one go, without breaks for number, street name, or state, so the motorist could get back to business of enjoying the roadway.

My various other problem is with the positioning of the touchscreen. Hyundai's placement of the screen frequently puts it in direct sunshine, where it rinses as well as becomes nearly unreadable under the glow.

One thing regarding the Elantra GT continuouslies trouble me: it's a bit of an imitator. A number of its coolest attributes appear to have been, ahem, borrowed wholesale from the GT's competition.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

For example, the optional rear-view camera that features the Technology package flips out from underneath the Hyundai badge on the rear hatch when the Elantra is changed into reverse. It's an awesome attribute, yet also one that debuted on the Volkswagen Golf.

Placed side-by-side with the Ford Focus, the Elantra's interior looks nearly the same, from the forms to the products to the color scheme. The outside reminds me of an odd blend of the previous generation Mazda2 and also Mazda3 hatchbacks. It's no secret that automakers acquire from each other all of the time-- go to any kind of global car program as well as you'll see loads of engineers photographing and essentially measuring up the competition-- however Hyundai's outright degree of copy-paste simply annoys me.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review - However I'm a lover; I'm not actually Hyundai's target audience with the Elantra GT. The layman economic climate customer does not really care that borrowed or stole what function from that-- typically, there's no loyalty to Volkswagen's developers. More likely they care that those attributes wind up in their driveway and also becoming the best worth for the dollar. As well as it is difficult to assert with Hyundai's repackaging of some of the most effective functions as well as style into one budget friendly package.

Under the hood, you'll locate a 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder engine that makes 173 horse power as well as 154 pound-feet of torque. That engine is mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automated that showcases an Active Eco method.
How Eco does it go? The EPA estimates that the Elantra GT will certainly do 24 miles per gallon when driving in the city, 33 mpg on the freeway, as well as a combined 27 mpg. Those numbers apply to both the handbook and automated setups, so the Active Eco setting-- which adjusts the throttle feedback as well as transmission's change pattern-- doesn't actually improve the Elantra GT's economic climate. Instead, it provides the driver a much better chance at attaining the ideal quotes.

Hyundai makes a big show of explaining that the Elantra flaunts much more peak power than the contending Ford Concentration, Mazda3, and Volkswagen Golf. Bragging legal rights apart, the GT doesn't feel more potent when driving than these, the best automobiles in the class. That's due to the fact that there's even more to efficiency than peak power.

In the Elantra's instance, I think the automatic transmission is the weak link in the performance puzzle, adding a slight reluctance to the GT's efficiency when trying to drive with zest. Using the transmission's manual shifting mode to select and hold an equipment could coax a little bit of enjoyable out of the hatchback, yet the lack of paddle shifters and fairly sluggish shifts also when by hand selecting swiftly tosses a wet towel on having a hoot with the Hyundai.

An optional design package includes an enlarged wheels, a host of aesthetic upgrades, as well as most notably, a "sport-tuned" suspension arrangement. With this configuration, the Elantra GT feels tight, responsive and also well assembled. The framework provides the Hyundai a good level of seat-of-the-pants feel as well as a company trip. Bumps do not evoke rattles or ringing from the cabin or suspension. The steering, in all 3 DSS modes, feels very responsive, yet lacks a bit of accuracy and comments. It can not back up it's "sport-tuned" claims, but Hyundai seems to have actually toenailed the flashy feel of the Elantra GT down.

The 2016 Elantra GT makes a very good impression and afterwards supports that perception up with completely sufficient performance. The hatchback presents itself to the economic climate automobile purchaser as a solid mix of attributes and also an affordable value.

Mentioning worth, the Hyundai Elantra GT starts a $18,800 when geared up with the manual transmission. Our automatic example lifts to $19,800. For that quantity of money, the econobox boasts a pretty good set of common features-- like the DSS and also warmed front and also back seats Our instance also showcases a $1,975 design bundle that includes the sporting activity suspension and also enlarged wheels, a $3,950 tech plan with its Blue Web link tech as well as navigation, as well as an added $125 for carpeted flooring mats. Put a $825 destination charge to reach our fully loaded, as-tested cost of $26,675.

In the UK, where the Elantra GT is known as the i30, the hatchback comes equipped with a completely different collection of engines (from a 1.4-liter to a 1.6-liter turbo to a 1.6-liter diesel), alternative packages, as well as rates, however a similar degree of technology. The British i30 varieties from ₤ 14,436 to ₤ 22,076. An Australian i30 is powered by a 1.8-liter gasoline engine and also varies in between AU$ 17,580 as well as AU$ 20,900.

At the top of its price range, the Hyundai rapidly loses its low-priced benefit over its perhaps exceptional competition. For example, a loaded-up Ford Emphasis Titanium with Sony Premium sound and also automated parallel parking rolls off of the lot for $26,630. At that price, you can additionally obtain a crammed as well as a lot more powerful Mazda3 S Grand Touring. That's more technology, probably far better finish, and better efficiency for much less money.

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