2013 Hyundai Elantra GT - 50 Days - 6-Speed Manual
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is one of the few vehicles in its class that be loaded up with both a midlevel or top level trim (Style and Technology package) while equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Not only do most competitors forgo the availability of the manual with the higher end amenities, there is only one other competitor within the affordable C-segment that has done the home work necessary to create a manual as slick shifting as the GTs. The Mazda3 is as precise with short throws and only a hint of notchiness but is a little stiff for my tastes. The Civic is the only affordable C-segment stick that is as good with even smoother gate to gate action. Only the relatively light featured LX 4-door can be purchased with a 5-speed MT that and it does not come with Bluetooth let alone half the amenities the Elantra GT arrives with as standard equipment.