Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line

Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line

Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line

model. 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line
price. $24,230 (incl $930 dest)
as tested. $28,230 (incl dest)
seating/style. 5-pass/4-door hatch
powertrain. 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder
transmission. 7-speed manual or DCT auto
driveline. FWD 
fuel economy. 25 city/32 highway
available. now
words. Rebecca Lindland
visuals. courtesy of Hyundai

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The Elantra GT N-Line is a rarity in the market for two reasons: it comes only as a hatchback and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission on purpose and not as a money-saving cop out. My test vehicle was a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, but it’s good to know the manual is out there.

The Elantra GT N-Line is the first of more N-Line models to come. It is very much a performance version of the Elantra, replacing the GT Sport in the lineup. The N-Line is more than just an appearance package though. It offers upgraded tires (on manual), improved aerodynamics, retuned shocks, tighter engine and transmission mounts, and a newly calibrated stiffer, more responsive steering experience.

Cruising with the N-Line is loads of fun, with the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine offering plenty of responsive acceleration from a dead stop. That upgraded steering is noticeable through twists and turns, although the stiffer ride highlights potholes and rough roads. The dual-clutch tranny shifts smoothly and is a welcome change to the whiny CVTs dominating the market.

The N-Line has Hyundai Smart Sense advanced safety features, but spring for the $2,900 A/T tech package for even more goodies.

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