The Elantra is the larger of Hyundai's two subcompact cars.
It is safe and fun to drive and it has a price tag that
is nothing short of eye-popping. With Hyundai's impressive
warranty underscoring the dependability offered by the 2003
Hyundai Elantra GT, it all adds up to a very appealing,
and very inexpensive, car.
The 2003 Hyundai Elantra line is expanded with the addition
of a GT sedan. It joins the GT hatchback to complete a varied
overall lineup. And of course when considering Hyundai's
one must always refer back to the warranty they offer. It
is quite simply one of the industry's longest at 5-years/60,000-mi.
basic and 10/100,000 powertrain.
The 2003 Hyundai Elantra GT is offered in sedan and hatchback
body styles. The 2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS models are covered
in a separate review.
Both the sedan and the hatchback have four doors. Their
dimensions are virtually the same, though there is the obvious
difference in style and configuration one must consider.
The interior of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra GT is practical
and modestly appointed. Quick-working AC, a leather-wrapped
steering wheel, cruise control, leather upholstery, remote
keyless entry, an AM/FM/CD player, a rear wiper/washer (hatchback),
a cargo cover (hatchback) and floormats are all standard.
There are also options available in bunches or alone.
While the 2003 Hyundai Elantra GT will never double for
a sports car, it will also never be confused with a beater.
Whether it's the hatchback or the sedan, the Elantra GT
is given a flowing form that redirects oncoming wind with
ease for a noise-free ride.
One durable engine is enough to power the 2003 Hyundai Elantra
GT. It is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder model with 135 horsepower
at 6000 rpm and 133 lb-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. Both 4-speed
automatic transmission and 5-speed manual are available.
Automatics have a fuel rating of 24/33 mpg (city/hwy), while
manuals get 25/33 mpg (city/hwy).
The 2003 Hyundai Elantra GT features European-tuned front
suspension with MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar and
fully independent multi-link rear suspension. The result
is a smooth ride, made even more enjoyable with Elantra's
Safety and Security
For safety, the 2003 Hyundai Elantra GT has dual front airbags,
front side airbags and 4-wheel disc brakes that stop on
2003 Hyundai Elantra Highlights
the hot-selling Elantra GLS and Elantra GT 5-door
for the 2003 model year is a new 4-door version of
the fun-to-drive Elantra GT. The new Elantra GT 4-door
is fitted with the same long list of standard equipment
that has made its 5-door brother such a popular vehicle.
Elantra models are powered by Hyundais 135-horsepower
DOHC 4-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission
is standard and an electronically controlled 4-speed
automatic transmission is available.
this generation, the Hyundai engineers added refinement
to an already impressive package. The Elantra is smoother
and quieter than ever thanks to a front subframe,
hydraulic engine mounts, an eight counterweight crankshaft,
a ribbed engine block, a cast-aluminum oil sump and
an integrated intake resonator.
addition to being practical and roomy, the Elantra
is also comfortable. The luxurious seats (cloth in
GLS, standard leather-seating surfaces in GT) are
larger and more comfortable than the seats in its
Elantra model has a long history of offering customers
both active and passive safety features. In addition
to the driver and passenger front air bags, side impact
airbags are standard as well.
Elantra models, like all other Hyundai vehicles sold
in the U.S., are backed by limited bumper-to-bumper
coverage for five-year or 60,000 miles. Hyundai also
provides original Elantra owners and their immediate
family with limited powertrain coverage for 10 years
or 100,000 miles.
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Hyundai Elantra.
$12,499 - GLS
$14,149 - GT
135 @ 6,000
2.0L 4-spd: 24/33
2.0L 5-spd: 25/33