2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Gets Mid-Cycle Update

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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Gets Mid-Cycle Update

Hyundai revealed the 2016 Elantra GT today, marking the model’s mid-cycle resfresh.

Very little will change for the five-door Elantra from a mechanical perspective, but for 2016 it gains a revised front fascia more in line with the new Sonata along with newly designed 17-inch wheels.

The interior is also being upgraded with better equipment that includes available cooled front seats, a new feature for the affordable compact segment. Customers also gain access to Hyundai’s latest infotainment system that includes HD radio, Siri integration for drivers with an Apple iPhone and the latest Blue Link system that lets owners start their cars and configure climate control settings remotely to name a few.

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For 2016 the Elantra GT continues to be powered by a 2.0-liter direct injection four-cylinder engine that is paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The powertrain creates 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque and is supposed to be capable of returning 24 MPG in the city, 33 MPG in the highway or 27 MPG overall.

Hyundai also announced complete pricing today for the upcoming model year, which will arrive this March. The starting price is unchanged relative to the 2015 model year at $18,800 for the manual or $19,800 for the automatic.

GALLERY: 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

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  • Shiratori90

    Butt ugly…..

  • smartacus

    The Elantra GT has more torque than the Scion FR-S
    …and available in 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

  • GentlemanJim

    RWD>FWD

  • Shiratori90

    What an idiot.

    The FR-S/ BRZ has the choice of a 6AT or 6MT AND rear-wheel drive.

    Troll harder next time……..

  • smartacus

    and the Elantra GT has more torque than the Subaru BRZ too

  • Monty Waggoner

    The 3 extra pounds of torque don’t stack up to the BRZ’s 27 additional HP, RWD and likely lighter weight.

    I like Hyundai but the BRZ would kill the Elantra GT.
    I bought a Genesis Coupe 3.8L since I like Hyundai, power and obscurity.