A combined 32mpg is quite impressive and is helped by the Elantra GT's makeup, built from ultra-high- and high-tensile steel. As the lightest hatch in its class, it weighs in at 2,784lbs. Featuring Hyundai
's "Fluidic Sculpture" design language, the hatch boasts such amenities as automatic headlights, leather seating, heated front seats and a cooled glovebox. The Elantra GT also claims better passenger and cargo volume compared to its rivals the Mazda3, Focus, Golf and Toyota Matrix
. "[The] Elantra GT is a fun-to-drive, functional, five-door compact hatchback," said Mike O'Brien, Hyundai VP of Product and Corporate Planning.