2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

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What's New for 2014:
  • All 2014 Elantra models have new blind-spot side mirrors
  • Coupe lineup simplified; no trim levels. Standard equipment includes a rear spoiler, sport-tuned steering, sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch wheels, and a new 173-horsepower engine
  • GT Hatchback lineup has new 173-horsepower engine, standard LED taillights
  • Sedan lineup receives minor styling updates, is offered in SE, Sport, and Limited trim levels. New Sport version equipped with a rear spoiler, sport-tuned steering, sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch wheels, and a new 173-horsepower engine. SE and Limited gain new Driver Selectable Steering Mode
  • Coupe and sedan models include new 4.3-inch color touch-screen audio system (except base SE model), reversing camera (except base SE model), and receive minor interior updates
  • New options include a 7-inch color touch-screen navigation system, Blue Link connectivity and Assurance Connected Care services, Pandora Internet radio, LED running lights and taillights

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra is offered as a 2-door coupe, 5-door hatchback, and a 4-door sedan, the latter in three different trim levels. This range of models makes the Elantra lineup among the most diverse in the small car class. The Elantra competes primarily against the Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta.

Models and Features
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe and Elantra GT Hatchback are sold in a single level of specification that can be upgraded with options. The Elantra Sedan is available in SE, Sport, and Limited trim levels.

Upgrading from the Elantra SE Sedan to the Elantra Limited Sedan adds numerous standard features. Highlights include an automatic transmission, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, power driver's seat, 4.3-inch color touch-screen audio system, reversing camera, and a 3-year subscription to next-generation Blue Link smartphone connectivity and services. Exterior upgrades include LED running lights, LED taillights, turn signal indicators for the side mirrors, fog lights, and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels. Additionally, the Elantra Limited Sedan features upgraded trim, inside and out, as well as several interior conveniences.

The Elantra Sport sedan includes many, but not all, of these features, omitting the automatic, the leather, the heated rear seats, and the Blue Link system. Instead, it adds a more powerful engine, sport-tuned steering and suspension, a rear spoiler, keyless passive entry with push-button starting, a power sunroof, and more.

Options and Packages
Both the Elantra Coupe and the Elantra GT can be upgraded with an optional Technology package, but the contents are different depending on the model. The GT's Technology package includes a navigation system, reversing camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Elantra Coupe's Technology package provides a next-generation navigation and infotainment system with Pandora, expanded Blue Link smartphone connectivity and Assurance Connected Care services, LED running lights and taillights, keyless passive entry with push-button starting, a power sunroof, premium sound system, and leather seats.

Additionally, a Style package for the Elantra GT adds leather, larger 17-inch aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, keyless passive entry with push-button starting, Blue Link connectivity and services, and more. Both the Elantra Coupe and the Elantra GT can be further upgraded with individual accessories.

Switching gears to the 2014 Elantra Sedan, the base SE model is available with a Preferred package that costs less than $1,000. It includes upgraded interior trim and convenience features plus a 4.3-inch color touch-screen audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel controls for the stereo, heated front seats, fog lights, and larger 16-inch aluminum wheels.

The luxury-themed Elantra Limited is available with a Technology package containing a next-generation navigation system, premium audio system, passive keyless entry system with push-button starting, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system.

No option packages are offered for the 2014 Elantra Sport, leaving buyers to choose from the same short list of accessories offered for all Elantra Sedan models.

Under the Hood
A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for the Elantra SE Sedan and the Elantra Limited Sedan. It makes 145 horsepower, and is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual gear selection and an Eco driving mode. It is available in a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) state of tune, which does not affect horsepower or torque output.

The Elantra Sport Sedan, Elantra Coupe, and the Elantra GT are equipped with a new, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 173 horsepower (166 hp in PZEV tune). The larger, more powerful engine is offered with the same transmission choices.

Fuel Economy
The Elantra's 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is rated by the EPA to get 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, unless equipped with the SE trim level with the optional automatic transmission, which results in a slight mpg improvement to 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway.

Get the more powerful 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and the Elantra returns 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway. Exceptions include the Elantra GT with the optional automatic, which is rated to get 33 mpg on the highway, and the Elantra Sport Sedan with the optional automatic, which returns 35 mpg on the highway.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan and the Elantra GT Hatchback models each receive an overall crash-test rating of 5 stars (out of 5). The NHTSA has not assessed the Elantra Coupe's crashworthiness. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2014 Elantra Sedan a \"Top Safety Pick\" rating. This designation does not apply to the Elantra Coupe or the Elantra GT, which were not tested by the IIHS.

For 2014, all Elantra models have standard blind-spot side mirror designs, and all versions of the car except for the base Elantra SE Sedan are equipped with a standard reversing camera. For Elantras that come with Hyundai's next-generation Blue Link connectivity and services technology, owners enjoy three years of free Automatic Collision Notification and Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and can establish curfew, vehicle speed, and geographic boundary alerts, which are especially helpful when young drivers are in the household.


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