You don’t often hear “Hyundai,” “sporty” and “six-speed” in the same sentence, but that’s precisely what the 2018 Elantra GT offers. A practical hatchback with a peppy personality, the Elantra GT hopes to pry buyers away from the incumbent hatchback king, the Volkswagen Golf.
Offering a cushier ride and more space, the Elantra GT is more livable on a daily basis than its German rival. But those seeking a premium interior or precision driving dynamics should stick with VW; the Elantra GT is more of an all-rounder than a performance bargain.
The Elantra GT starts at $18,800.