2016 Hyundai Elantra

Pros: Generous level of features for the money; roomy interior; pleasant road manners; added cargo versatility of GT hatchback model

Cons: Lack of stand-alone options means some desirable features are available only in expensive options packages, some lackluster interior materials

CG Says: The 2016 Hyundai Elantra adds standard keyless access and starting, along with automatic climate control to the topline Limited. There is also a new SV model that is positioned above the base SE. Like the larger Sonata, Hyundai’s Elantra sedan packs the one-two punch of attractive styling and good fuel economy. This compact car does most everything well, though it doesn’t really stand out in any one area. That still makes for a compelling package in this highly competitive class. Pricing is attractive, but watch the options on range-topping Limited models. The Elantra GT 4-door hatchback maintains Hyundai’s generous features-per-dollar value equation while adding welcome cargo versatility.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SE: $17,250
SV: $19,700
Sport: $20,250
Limited: $21,700
GT hatchback: $18,800

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
145
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
27-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37-38

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
173
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-29
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33-38

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT