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2019 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

When you are searching through your Hyundai options, you may notice that there is not one but two Elantra models available on the market today. You have the standard Elantra which is a four-door sedan, and you have the Elantra GT which still has four doors and some shared styling cues but is a hatchback with a back end that lifts up and connects to the cabin. Though they share a name, these two vehicles are actually very different from one another. Find out how as we look at the two models side by side with our 2019 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT comparison.

You can see new examples of both of these models right here in Winchester at Apple Valley Hyundai by clicking the appropriate link below. Keep reading to see how they compare.

2019 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

2019 Hyundai Elantra


2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

$17,200 Starting MSRP $20,450
147 Standard Horsepower 161
32-City / 40-Highway (ECO) Max Efficiency (MPG) 25-City / 32-Highway (Base)
14.4 Cubic-Feet Cargo Volume 24.9 Cubic-Feet

Differences between the 2019 Elantra and Elantra GT

When it comes to price, these two models are fairly comparable, but the Elantra GT is a little more. Some of this comes down to packaging though. The Elantra GT only comes in two trim levels, the Base and the performance-oriented N-Line. The Elantra comes in six trim levels starting with the SE and going up from there with the SEL, Value Edition, ECO, Sport, and the top Limited trim. For the sake of comparison, there is only a $600 difference in MSRP between the top Elantra Limited and the top Elantra GT N-Line.

The Elantra gives you a sporty 2.0-liter engine to start with, and at 147 horsepower, that is also the most powerful engine option for the Elantra. The ECO trim does sacrifice a little power with its 1.4-liter turbo engine to give you the impressive fuel economy. The Elantra GT goes in the other direction. With 161 horsepower coming standard, it already provides more power than any Elantra trim level, and the top N-Line gets even more power with a 1.6-liter turbo that produces 201 horsepower.

The utility of a hatchback is one of the reasons why many pick models like the Elantra GT over their sedan counterparts. What’s nice is, even with people in all five seating positions, you get more cargo room to play around with. On the Elantra GT, that amounts to over 10 cubic-feet of extra space. What’s more, if you fold those rear seats down, that cargo room expands to 55.1 cubic-feet of cargo room in the Elantra GT. Ultimately, the choice is yours when it comes to these two models.