2016 Hyundai Elantra GT A/T Review


I was lucky to be able to test drive a brand new 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT A/T. I was planning a trip to Virginia and DC to visit family. I flew into DC and picked up this great Hyundai.

I drove 4 hours into Virginia where my cousin lives. This Hyundai Elantra was comfortable for my two kids plus an extra cousin when we were sightseeing. Five people comfortably fit in this car. The Elantra has a lot of pickup, and I could easily merge onto the highway. I was happy with the gas mileage, too, with the Elantra averaging 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the Highway.


We took everyone to the water park, and the Elantra was comfortable and had plenty of room for bags, towels, and snacks. The trunk was huge!


Although the Elantra is considered a compact size, it has more interior room than many midsize vehicles. The dual zone temperature control made it easy to keep everyone in the car comfortable and happy.


The interior was roomy, and the visibility was great. The panoramic sunroof was great to open and enjoy the nice weather. The kids really got a kick out of the sunroof. The steering wheel was positioned well and the control panel is very easy to read and see while driving. Radio controls and cruise control are right on the steering wheel for easy one-touch management.



The rear seat has a pull-down console with cup holders, and this came in handy with kids in the back seat. It folds up when you don’t need it, so 3 people can fit in the back seat. There is also a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat that makes seating more flexible.


My family drove back to DC and did some sightseeing around the city. Visiting Capitol Hill was a highlight for me. It was fun to drive around DC in this nice looking Elantra. The sleek design and sporty wheels give the Elantra the look of a much more expensive European car.


The Elantra came equipped with a 7” GPS screen. This made it easy to navigate as I drove to places I have never visited before. The radio was easy to use and the sound system was good. There were audio connections for connecting my IPod, too. Some other cool tech features of the Elantra are proximity key entry and electronic push button start.


I felt very safe driving this Hyundai Elantra. The Elantra has a Vehicle Stability Management system that optimizes all safety features. The car also has an auto defogging system, so you don’t have to worry about the windows fogging up. Daytime running lights are standard, too.


Driving the Elantra was an enjoyable experience. All of the room and features made it great for this trip. The Elantra had all the features I could want, plus good gas mileage, too. The Elantra would be a great car to own for most families, and is offered at a great price.

I would recommend the Hyundai Elantra to anyone in the market for a small to midsize vehicle. It is worth a trip to your nearest Hyundai dealer to take a look at this great car. Tell them Rachel Lee Coppola sent you!