With the sporty and stylish Elantra Coupe on the stage, you might be wondering if the more practical 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is getting any attention. If you're a hatch-head, after all, it's the one you're interested in.

Though the Elantra's styling themes, introduced with the sedan, translate well to the hatch, some might find the Elantra GT a touch more plain-looking. We can't put our finger on why--the same core design features are present, plus a more dramatic front-end treatment--but the hatch doesn't look quite as sharp as the two- and four-door versions to our eyes.

That's not to say the GT isn't a good-looking car, however. Add in the Elantra's good gas mileage, affordable pricing, and the utility of a hatchback, and it might be the best pick of the lot in terms of daily-driver satisfaction. But will practicality win out in a populace not necessarily in love with hatches in the first place given its slightly sleepier look?

For more, grab the full story on the 2013 Elantra GT here and then head over to our Chicago Auto Show page for more live coverage.


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