2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Specs and Review


2016 Hyundai Elantra GT sideAnother feature elegantly pattern mode selectable driver Elantra GT (DSS). GT uses one-assisted electric power steering system, which has three modes with a switch on the steering wheel button support. Comfort from Normal to Sport Mode, Elantra to reduce aid levels, making the steering wheel feels heavier, more precise and sporty. Hatchback management levels and the answer does not really change between these modes, but this simple to suit the driver’s preferences to help the Elantra GT feels more premium than that. In the center of the instrument panel is an optional technology blue Hyundai, part of the interior of the Elantra that made the strongest first impression connection.

Part of optional technology package – it also adds automatic headlights, LED taillights, and sunroof – a touch screen 7-inch drop in the center of the panel, and developed by Hyundai connects information technology and entertainment. The software is strong – very sensitive to the input – and crisply rendered graphics, text and maps resources. Blue Link is a telematics system that puts resources connected to the fingertips of the driver through a web portal or Hyundai Blue Link app for iOS or Android. Users can remotely control reports fuel economy and vehicle health monthly, searching for purpose and sent to the panel Elantra GT, and monitor remotely the location of GT to monitor teen drivers or recover stolen vehicles. Many of these features are also accessible through the Apple or android wear handheld clock.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Features

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT cockpitSiri Eyes Free feature command voice connectivity system when combined with the iPhone and voice command software of the board of directors of Apple itself. I have only two complaints with Blue Link technology. The first is that speech recognition can be very slow, it takes less time to process a spoken address. Fortunately, the system digest the full address at once without a break for a number, street name, or the country, so the driver can return to activity of watching the road. My complaint is with the placement of the touch screen. Hyundai screen placement are often placed in direct sunlight, washing and becomes almost unreadable in the glow.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT frontOne thing about the Elantra GT continues to bother, it’s a bit of a copycat. Many of its interesting features appear to have, ahem, borrowed wholesale GT competition. For example, an optional rear-view camera that comes with the technology package flipped beneath the Hyundai badge on the tailgate when the Elantra moving backward. This is an interesting feature, but also one that debuted on the Volkswagen Golf. Placed side by side with Ford Focus, Elantra inside looks almost identical, form of materials for the color palette. The exterior reminds me a strange mixture of the previous generation Mazda2 and Mazda3 hatchback. It’s no secret that a car borrowed from each other all the time – going to the international car shows and see dozens of engineers, literally, photograph and measure the competition – but the level of blatant copy and paste Hyundai just bother.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Fuel Economy

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT on the roadBut I’m excited; I’m not really in the target market with the Hyundai Elantra GT. Economy buyer was not really matter who borrow or steal what he has to – in most cases, no loyalty to the Volkswagen engineers. The more likely they are concerned that these funds end up in front of your house and get the best value for the dollar. And it’s hard to argue with Hyundai repackaging some of the best features and design in an affordable package. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter, direct-injection four-cylinder that makes 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. The engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic equipped Eco is active.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT speedEco how it goes? EPA estimates that the Elantra GT will make 24 miles per gallon in city driving, 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. The numbers apply to manual and automatic settings, so the active ecological settings – pattern matching response and transmission shift throttle – not really improve the economy Elantra GT. Instead, give the driver a better chance to achieve the best estimate. Hyundai makes a great show indicating that Elantra offers peak power of competing Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Mazda3. Bragging rights aside, the GT does not feel much in the way of this robust vehicles, the best in its class. This is due to a higher peak power performance.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Transmission

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT tailFor the Elantra, I think the automatic transmission is a weak link in the performance puzzle, add a little hesitant to GT performance when you try to drive with passion. While Hyundai Elantra compact sedan that shares most of the same name, was a bestseller, Elantra GT is more than a niche vehicles and actually a completely different developed mainly with Europe in mind. While the aims Elantra and Toyota Corolla Chevy Cruze among many others, the GT hatchback rivals Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf it looks. This year, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT receives some improvements as it faces fierce new Golf and the Focus RS will come, not to mention the Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza, and even Kia Soul.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT comparisonIn the past, Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback and wagon sells different, but this time, the five-door version which corresponds most to the models sold in Europe – even more than the four-door and two doors. Transmissions and front part of the structure is similar, but the Elantra GT has a wheelbase of your own, your own body and rear suspension features. The form is more weight to the mainland. Some signs of current global style Hyundai Elantra GT is on, especially in the front where the hexagonal grid connection to the coupe and sedan Elantra grid although larger and sharper this year. The couple in front of the rear doors, GT falls from the ceiling and connect the fate of the fastback look with the best hot from outside agencies, including the latest Mazda and Ford. Are internationally recognized symbols, the language code for sporty Elantra in a way that others do.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Tail Lights

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT featuresBy 2016, the Elantra GT has not changed much. At the rear, LED taillights are available. New 17-inch wheels are also available from Sharp. Inside, the Elantra GT trait is more conservative than the body allows. This design with straight edges was less adventurous, with a soft cushion covered the script and blenders more precise control of the air temperature button. Turning the 2016 Elantra GT is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. The power to the front wheels is sent through a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual. Gas Mileage EPA estimates, about 24 miles per gallon city, 33 miles per gallon highway.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT redGT teams also with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic offers Hyundai. If so, the manual Hyundai feels like VW cable manual shift, the collection of good quality clutch switch peg-in-groove, but not too far from the earth. Our test vehicle automatically in a short period of rotation displacement GT, moving on to the next gear before you get to the red line – 6000 rpm before the first two runs, the choice for economy and durability.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Suspension

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT powerElantra sedan has a front strut suspension and rear torsion beam; GT has its own twist on the formula, the inverted V shape to replace the tube bundle spikes sedan. This thread by a stabilizer bar 22 mm, and the portal of GT to a Sachs rear shock is also updated to better control travel. In total, the five-door has a slightly better transition behavior of the saloon, and the basic model and in people with wheels and reinforced tires on the option sheet is very strong and a good enough grip to make something valuable space between the road and the attitudes sedan.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT styleHyundai also want electric power steering GT stand out, so it is equipped with three driving modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport. Column Mounted systems does not have a variable transmission ratio, so that just adds weight to drive mode without feedback more. We leave it in Normal for most of the test drive by without remorse. Hatchback body style Elantra abbreviated way to provide more cargo space. GT is 9.0 inches shorter than the overall sedan and its wheelbase is 2.0 inches shorter; It is 0.2 inches wider and 1.4 inches taller sitting. Front seat passengers will see a touch more knee room, while the rear seats are remarkably less – rear seat space is characteristic of the Elantra sedan.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Capacity

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT blackBehind the rear seat, 2016 Elantra GT has 23 cubic feet of storage space, better than some compact luxury crossover. The rear seats fold for better storage: when they are nearly flat, GT has 51 cubic feet of cargo. Elsewhere inside, the GT has a storage tray area under the cargo floor; bin in the center console to smartphones, next to the USB port; refrigerated glove box; and center armrest with sliding lid. All GT sedan has seven airbags including knee airbag for the driver and anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability. No crash test ratings are available, but are rear view camera options – hide under a hinged Hyundai logo on the back.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT priceInside, the Elantra GT adds infotainment system is available Bluelink. It includes navigation, HD Radio, and the integration of Siri Apple. Ventilated front seats are a new option – and Hyundai said they were first class – and rear heated seats are also available. Completion of technology updates is the system available remote start and control the search target temperature developed by Google. Other standard features include a / FM CD / AM / XM stereo with USB and Bluetooth; spoiler and rear wiper; Satellite Radio; heated front seats; Steering wheel tilt / telescopic; remote keyless entry; 16-inch wheels; Bluetooth; cruise control; refrigerated glove box; heated front seats; and audio controls wheel. Options include 10-way power driver seat adjustment; automatic climate control; ventilated front seats; sports suspension; panoramic sunroof; leather; rearview camera; navigation; and automatic lights.

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