2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe - 40 MPG Highway and Less Than 20K !
Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai announced the expansion of its highly-popular Elantra line by announcing two new models for 2013
Now we know that both cars -- the 2013 Elantra Coupe
and 2013 Elantra GT Five-door hatchback -- will go on sale for less than $20,000.
Powered by the same 1.8-liter, four-cylinder, 148-horsepower engine found in the existing 2012 Hyundai Elantra
sedan, both cars come with a choice of six-speed manual, or six-speed automatic transmission.
2012 Elantra Coupe
Starting at $17,445 (plus a mandatory $775 freight charge) for the base-level 2013 Elantra Coupe GS with six-speed manual transmission, Hyundai hopes the sport-inspired coupe will offer Honda’s Civic Coupe some tough competition in the marketplace.
With the manual transmission, Hyundai predicts the Elantra Coupe will get a gas-mileage of 29mpg city and 40 mpg highway. For $1000 more, Hyundai's six-speed shiftronic gearbox lowers gas mileage by 1mpg for both city and highway driving.
While the base level Elantra Coupe GS comes in well under the $20,000 price bracket, the better equipped and more sporty 2013 Elantra Coupe SE Automatic weighs in at $20,745, plus the $775 freight.
Opt for the technology package with navigation system
, review camera, premium audio system, dual automatic climate control, keyless remote and automatic headlights, and you’ll be looking at an invoice price in excess of $23,000
2013 Elantra GT
Essentially the same car Hyundai sells elsewhere in the world as the 2013 Hyundai i30, the 2013 Elantra GT is a five-door hatchback
, combining practicality and great gas mileage in a sports-inspired car.
Like the 2013 Elantra Coupe, the cheapest 2013 Elantra GT comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and 1.8-liter engine.
With an estimated highway gas mileage of 39 mpg, Hyundai promises both the six-speed manual ($18,395) and six-speed automatic ($19,395) will be equally frugal.
Standard features include heated front seat, hidden rear-view camera, and driver knee airbags.
Both cars attract a mandatory freight charge of $775, while specifying both style and technology packages will set you back another $5,100.
With more cargo and passenger volume than competing cars like the 2013 Ford Focus
, 2013 Mazda 3, and 2013 Volkswagen Golf, Hyundai is confident its subcompact will give it some serious market attention.