2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

With its premium power and fully loaded cabin, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT offers big-league talent at little-league prices.

What is the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT?

Not to be confused with the regular old Elantra sedan, the Elantra GT is a sporty hatchback. The Elantra GT is a roomier, more powerful alternate for the sedan, and it's an enticing pick for drivers who crave extra cargo space and a speedier ride.

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Exterior

Why choose the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT?

If you're in the market for a hatchback that delivers impressive performance gear, tech features, and interior comfort at a great price, you really can't beat the Elantra GT. Whether you choose the base or the N Line, you get a stylish cabin packed with features. There's even 24.9 cubic feet of cargo space for your stuff, which is more than in some crossovers. And it's a blast to drive, thanks to its nicely balanced steering and handling.

What's new for the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT?

This year, the GT Sport trim drops out of the lineup, replaced by the new N Line. This new trim level adds both interior style, with black leather upholstery and red trim, and high-end performance gear, like larger brakes and an increasingly sophisticated sport-tuned suspension. The Style package, available for the base GT, gets some new editions this year. Its new sunroof and leather seating gives you a luxurious take on this sporty sedan.

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT on the Road

Which trim level should I choose?

Choose between the base and N Line for the hatchback that speaks to your daily drive-and to your budget. The main difference between the two, besides price tag, is powertrain. (Though both GT models are relatively speedy.) The base GT certainly gets you around in style-and at no extra charge-with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that spits out 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque.

But, if that doesn't quite float your boat, you can always blaze past the competition with the N Line's turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 201 horses and 195 pound-feet of torque for your sporting pleasure. The base is nicely equipped with modern features, giving you everything from smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities to handsome LED running lights.

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Interior

And, as you might expect, the N Line adds some upscale comfort and convenience features to the base trim level's lineup. Inside, you'll find a sporty cabin to match a sporty performance, including heated black leather seats with red stitching.