CleanMPG Reviews the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by xcel, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    There's a thread over at ecomodder with dozens of user reported charts. That, combined with Wayne's review reports, are more valuable to me than the EPA numbers.
  2. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    I love the graph, but I would simplify it further and just show the blue curve of averaged results.

    Really puts to rest the old myth that cars somehow get their best mpg at a steady 55 or 60 mph. For most cars, optimal steady-state mpg occurs at far lower speeds, even with modern taller-geared transmissions.
  3. jmack789

    jmack789 New Member

    Great info! How much does the open roof affect the mileage? I would imagine that the bug catcher would have a non-negligible effect. How about with it just me cocked?
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi jmack789:

    I did not do any testing with the roof open so unfortunately I cannot provide that information. I wish i had more.

    I suspect it would only be maybe 5 mpg open and 1.5 mpg cracked but do not quote me on that.

    Another feature is you can simply hit the button and pull back the shade allowing you the full view but not any mpg hit?

    Here is that pic:


  5. typeonemb

    typeonemb Member

    Hi Wayne,

    I just came across your review of the GT. I saw one on the road the other day and thought it was good looking car.

    Do you have any feel for what an Automatic transmission car might do?

  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Typeonemb:

    I'd have to refer you back to the 11 and 12 Elantra Limited's with the AT we drove over the past few years.

    CleanMPG Reviews the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited

    A darn fine looking C-segment with B-Segment fuel economy and D-segment size.​

    At higher highway speeds over longer distances it will break 40 mpg.

    CleanMPG Plays Its Hand in Las Vegas with a Pair of (MPG) Kings

    Around town when taking it easy, it will easily break 50 but if you are on it or short trip after short trip, I have read of people receiving in the low 20's.

    The 2012 Elantra Limited sedan on a California camping adventure.​

    And to dive much deeper into the Elantra GT (one of my favorites right now in fact), consider the following reads:

    An All-American Road Trip with the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid <-- Beginning at post #121

    The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT in Monument Valley at dusk...​

    The Next 50 Days with the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

    Let me know what else you may have questions on and I will try and help. It has been a while since I was in the GT but even today I wish I owned one for myself.

    Other considerations in the segment although not nearly as exciting to look at from both inside or out would be the excellent handling and fun to drive 2013 Mazda3 hatch with the 2.0L SKYACTIV-G and a stick or the fuel efficient but a little dull 2013 Civic LX sedan with a stick. AT's in either are good too.

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  7. Congrats to The Agent (aka wife). Signing up for a 2013 elantra gt
  8. Bored out of my mind. Still at dealer. We were going to come back Saturday to get it, but I don't think they wanted us to leave. Taking it home today. I drank them out of free coffee.

    Test drove a veloster turbo mt. Fun ride. I'd buy it.
  9. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Yes, congrats to her, and you too! Let us know how it behaves.
  10. Thanks. This should be so much better on the wallet than the regal.

    Tried to trade the dealer my truck for the matte gray veloster turbo but something about 400k soured the deal.
  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi James:

    So cool and my favorite C-segment car over the past year no less!!!

    What were the particulars? Which package and options, TIV on the Regal, Discount off of MSRP, Montezuma and Hyundai discounts in total?

  12. Well, Idk now. Deal is going south fast.
    They brought in our car from another dealer. Car has leather which wasn't on the sticker. Dealer wants to do deal today and offered more $, if we wait till the 30 days for motozooma a $750 rebate drops off - so they offered to sweeten the deal to get us today.
    Now the numbers that we agreed to at sales desk don't match the numbers at the finance desk. Dealership is scrambling, The Agent has threatened to walk, more than once due to mass confusion. Been here 8 hours already. Good times!
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi James:

    Whoops. And I already tweeted it was a done deal too!

  14. It's happening now. I don't call her The Agent for nothing.
  15. [​IMG]

    It's a 2013 gt. Auto. Floor mats, first aid kit, mud guards, wheel locks, and heated leather seats.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2013
  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi James:

    Sounds like she "Kicked @$$" and took names ;)

  17. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Congrats! A fine choice. Can't really go wrong with the Koreans anymore...

    You really had the sales team working for you. Great story!

    What's with the Buick?
  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Nice! That GT was on my short list, but got scratched in the semifinals due to price, being such a new model. 5 years used is more my style.
  19. The Buick was a big turd. I told her (exact quote) "do not buy that car. It's too much money to buy, terrible mpg, you WILL regret it."

    Before the regal she had a 2011 vw jetta wagon tdi. We both like the car, and 40+ mpgs easy with her driving. But we had a bunch of trans issues and horrible dealership service made it worse. She did nothing but complain about the payment on the jetta too. (sticker was about $28k). We both wanted out of the jetta. Now if you have a car that gets 40+ mpg and stickered at $28k and you thought it was too expensive, what would you do? Apparently the answer to her was buy a car that stickers at $31k and is rated at 28mpgs on the eway. :( her lifetime avg on the regal for just over 20,000 miles was 26.3 !!! Uggg.

    Took a year and a half, but looks like she saw the light.
    Isn't the elantra gt rated at 27/37? After the 100 miles home from the dealer, 95+ miles on eway at 70 mph (long day, 10+ hours at dealer and she was driving) the elantra showed 31mpgs.

    Haven't checked tire psi yet, but I'd put money on them not being at max. And OMG, The Agent even asked me to pump them up to max. :)

    Another note: I checked and it says the elantra takes the same size wheels and bolt pattern as my old 2011 xb. I have a set of 4 steel wheels off the xB in the garage. Guess I'll test fit them, and then watch for some snow tires for winter. She's not excited about the black steel wheel look, but really for 2-3 months of nasty weather its not that bad
  20. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    The xB and Elantra are both 5x114.3 bolt pattern, but the xB probably uses the smaller Toyota center bore (60.1mm) and so the center won't fit over the hub of the Elantra (67.1mm). To be sure, measure the center bore of the spare in the Elantra GT (yes, it has one), and one of the xB wheels. The Toyota wheel should be around 2-3/8" and the Elantra wheel should be just over 2-5/8".

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