This entry was posted by czb1972 on April 15, 2015 at 3:28 pm
Think Hyundai just slapped a GT badge and sporty trim on the Elantra and called it good? Think again. Tom Voelk checks it out.
. The Elantra is light, so picks up speed quick.
GT stands for Grand Touring aka road trip car!
IT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S A RACE CAR! A Grand Touring car would never have
paddles. I thought you knew better, Tom. :(
we bought this for our 19 yr old son for college.. He loves it and we love
it because it is a safe car and good gas mileage .. He has to drive 45
miles one way to his college
Have had this car for a year and although the HP doesn’t give confidence to
pass on the HWY, I still love the practicality this car offers, plus it
looks very nice.
its i30 -_-
honda needs a hatch back
Steering wheel shifter paddles are stupid. Its fine where its at … on the
@ 4:56 Toyota Matrix & Nissan Versa are a couple more cars of this ilk.
Right. the i30 wasnt available in the states…
VW sells more Jettas than Golfs because the Jetta is thousands less than a
comparably equipped Golf.
It’s an i30
That engine bay looks cheap. It’s a great car though.
23 thousand what?!
Congrats Tom. Love the videos
Just a little info on the Elantra GT, it’s only similar to the Elantra
Sedan & Coupe in terms of platform. The interior is totally different
because the Elantra GT is based off the i30 over in Europe and they get a
3-door version which is so unfair. American problems -_-
Ha ha, that’s very cool of Costco. I always wondered how you pulled off the
whole TP test.
Bora bora? Looks like business is going well!
This is the same as the European Hyundai i30, just the name is different I
Compact hatchbacks are quite popular in Canada. Very surprised how ‘small’
the cargo area is especially compared with the old Touring wagon. Might as
well go with the Accent which isn’t as refined but easier to drive on urban
streets and tight parking lots.
Great review as always Tom. But um…you said “tranny”….bwahhhhhhaaaa
How many have you owned and what models? I’ve owned the same one for over
five years and haven’t had any issues.
great video tom!
Just a Hyundai i30
Hey, Tom. Do you want me to contact the Seattle Police Department?
Especially for what “Evil Twin” has done to your bank account.
The new i30 3-door doesnt appeal to me really. There are only a few minor
changes on the outside and thats it. It looks a bit chubby too, Id rather
prefer the normal 5-door i30, and if they would stiffen the suspension a
bit and give it the 1.6 turbo it would be a really good car rivaling the VW
Elantra? GT? WTF? thats a Hyundai i30!
How come you were able to fit less paper in the trunk than Mazda 3? Elantra
GT is supposed to have 6cu ft more space with seats up.
Hehe, nice move from Hyundai taking the European i30 hatchback and moving
it to the US like the Elantra 😀 But we can get it with a 1.6 petrol
(+-130HP) or a 1.7 diesel (+-110HP). The 1.6 consumes around 6.5l/100km
(true value, this is the consumption on our own i30, mostly on long
journeys) I don’t know how in the US, but the i30 also comes standard with
a multi-link rear suspension here. And the average cost for a better
equipped one is around 15.000€ (somewhere around 18.000$ i think?)
My figures say 3 cubic feet. It depends on the slope of the hatch and
undulations in the cargo area. Yes, there are times that I could squeeze a
little more into the trunk, but not a whole pack of TP. That’s the beauty
of the test, it’s real world things going into the trunk, not cubic feet.
Let me guess, you like Hondas and Toyotas….lol.
I think this is too much design n features and not have the performance to
back it up. Like the steering button, what is that for if it doesn’t
increase steering feel, for kid to show off? How does it drive compare to
the sky Mazda3?
Meant to say elantra gt
Now that Costco is doing a story on you and the TP Trunk Test, you should
be able to stop in any location when you are at press events around the
country. No more excuse for not doing it!
Do a review on the ’13 Dodge Journey R/T !
Looks like business is getting better… glad you are doing well, been
watching you for years now.
27 city 30 highway?? Those are the closest MPA numbers I’ve ever seen,
whats up with that?
The Hyundai i30 is called the Elantra GT in North & South America.
I really hope you get more exposure Tom! 🙂
April 2013, Page 43. We also learn that you won an Emmy award.
I wish they offered a version that had more muscle, but when your
production capacity is 100% sold out there isn’t much incentive to go there.
я так понял что пиздатая машина))
Car buyer’s big bottle test and your toilet paper test set standards.
I love the design of this car! So innovative and European-looking
Isn’t this i30?
Stuck btween buying this, Ford Focus and 2014 Kia Forte…
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