2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Priced From $20,235, GT Sport From $24,135

Hyundai announced the pricing and range details of the 2018 Elantra GT and GT Sport models.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is basically the US-spec version of the i30, offering the same European styling and, according to Hyundai USA, a viable alternative to small CUVs.

The company also says that it’s one of the few hatchbacks that’s been classified by the EPA as a Large Car, due to its big interior volume, with the new Elantra GT offering more room than the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Mazda 3, VW Golf and Toyota Corolla iM.

The 2018 Elantra GT is powered by a 161hp 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine which is paired either to a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful Elantra GT Sport features the turbocharged 201hp 1.6-liter T-GDI four-cylinder unit which comes with a standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Just like the Elantra Sport sedan, the Elantra GT utilizes a multi-link rear suspension for a more dynamic handling and fun-to-drive character on the road. The Sport version also comes with larger brakes front and rear and 18-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance all-season tires.

Inside there’s an eight-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a rearview camera. There’s also a wireless charging pod, heated and ventilated front seats and a premium audio system with seven speakers.

Pricing kicks off at $20,235 for the 2.0-liter Elantra GT with a manual while the turbocharged Elantra GT Sport starts from $24,135. The above prices include an $885 destination charge.

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  • Aquaflex

    Not too bad looking for the price!

  • Justin Spencer

    Hyundai has to stop it with all the bright colored trim. All that cheap red plastic really dumbs down an otherwise very nice looking Hatchback. From some angles it looks very similar to the last generation Golf and thats not a good thing….Hyundai should’ve continued to develop its own look. I think Hyundai is taking a few steps backwards with this one!

    • Galaxium

      They did develop their own look.

      The red inlets have been praised by every automotive journalist as making the car look more sporty and nice.

      • Justin Spencer

        Well every bodies entitled to their opinion. My opinion is that the red trim is cheap and juvenile looking!

        • Jason Miller

          First people complain about the sedan having “too much black” in the interior. Then they add some red accents to the hatch and people freak about that. Hyundai will never win.

          • Justin Spencer

            That’s not true. The problem is that Hyundai’s in a tough spot trying to build performance credit at a time when SUVs and crossovers are dominating. They needed a car like the Genesis coupe in the 90’s, that’s when they also should’ve launched a sporty Elantra. They built their empire ignoring that market and it’s going to take another decade or so to prove themselves worthy. Hyundai builds good, competitive cars but they’re a bit on the young side in some areas.

  • Benjamin B.

    Not a great value considering both the VW Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST offer more power for the same money. The Fiesta ST is a lil bit cheaper, yet it has 200HP and is much lighter.

    • Jason Miller

      With incentives and discounts I bet you could drive this car off the lot for around $20-22k which still makes it one hell of a deal. My Sport sedan had over $24k on the sticker and I drove it off the lot for just under $19k.

  • DJ

    So does this mean no i30 fastback for the US ; (

    • Mill0048

      Yeah, we get the Veloster N instead. I’m hopeful it’s worth it.

  • Mill0048

    Wow, times have changed quickly. In 2007, the Mazdaspeed 3, with 263 HP, started at $22,500.

  • KidRed

    Not liking that Tribeca 3 bump rear end. Hyundai is becoming too clean and simple in their designs. They need a little life in them which is what sparked their regen-ed image in the first place.