Everyone knows if you purchase a Hyundai, then you’ve purchased a great car. In fact, Kelley Blue Book named Hyundai the overall brand winner of the 2016 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, solidifying Hyundai as one of today’s best car brands.

While the decision to purchase a Hyundai is an easy one, narrowing down the specific model you would like to drive home is a little more difficult. This is especially true if you’re deciding between Hyundai’s Elantra and Elantra GT. There are plenty of differences between these two models, but the good news is you can’t go wrong.

How the Hyundai Elantra and Elantra GT Are Similar

Safety Features

One of the most important elements to consider when purchasing a car is its safety features. Fortunately, both of these cars have outstanding features that will keep you and your family safe. Lots of airbags, including ones for the driver’s knee, and rearview cameras are just the beginning of what both these cars have to offer.

Luxurious Extras

Both of these vehicles are packed with features designed to give you and your passengers more comfort. Including heated front seats, available leather interiors, advanced lumbar support, and thoughtful storage, owners of either car can relax on the road.

How Hyundai’s Elantra and Elantra GT Are Different

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT


The most noticeable difference between the Hyundai Elantra and Elantra GT are their body styles. The Elantra is a sedan while the Elantra GT is a hatchback. What you get out of these cars will depend on what you have to put into them.

The Elantra affords owners 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is great for a sedan. But if you need extra room, you should consider the GT. It offers 23 cubic feet in the cargo area, and then more than doubles that to 51 cubic feet with the seats folded down.


If you’re looking for a car that packs a little more punch, then you may want to look at the Elantra GT. While the Elantra boasts a mighty 147 Horsepower engine, the Elantra GT’s engine has 173 Horsepower. This power difference puts the Elantra GT at the top of its class above the VW Golf, Ford Focus 5-Door, and Mazda3 5-Door.

Test Drive a New Elantra or Elantra GT at Hyundai of New Bern

If you’d really like to discover if the Hyundai Elantra or Hyundai Elantra GT is the car for you, then you’ll need to see them both in person. Nothing beats actually getting behind the wheel of a car and taking it out for a test drive.

So, come visit us at Hyundai of New Bern today. If you’re anywhere in Craven or Pamlico County, North Carolina, come on down to our dealership and drive these cars back to back. We’ll have someone riding shotgun with you to answer all your questions.