The base GT is cheaper than the Civic, the Focus, and the Cruze.
Hyundai has released pricing information for the 2018 Elantra GT.
Largely designed in Europe, the Elantra GT carries a base price of $19,350 before a mandatory $885 destination charge is factored in. Included in that price is an eight-inch touch screen compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rear-view camera -- which will become mandatory in May of next year -- and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Power for the base GT comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine tuned to produce 162 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 150 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, and a six-speed automatic is available for $1,000.
The second and last trim level is named Sport, and it starts at $23,250. It builds on the base model with LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated sport seats for the front passenger, and dual-zone A/C.
The Sport receives Hyundai's ubiquitous 1.6-liter turbo four. It sends 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. An automatic (this time a seven-speed dual-clutch) is a $1,100 option.
"The 2018 Elantra GT Sport is a capable little car that's worthy of consideration as a fun-to-drive crossover alternative," we concluded after driving the GT Sport last month.
Hyundai's newest hatchback will reach showrooms nationwide in the coming weeks.