Hatchback sedans have been coming back in a big way over the past several years here in the North American market. One of our entries into that classification is the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, a compact sedan with a fastback or liftback design. We thought we’d see how it compares to one of its segment competitors by pitting it against the 2019 Nissan Versa Note, a regular 5-door hatchback.
These two sedans have been on the market for roughly the same amount of time, with the Elantra GT being introduced for the 2012 model year and the Versa Note following in 2014 after its debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
Just taking a look at the table we’ve put together on this page should give you an idea of how similar these two hatchback sedans are to one another, but also where each has its clear advantages. While one is clearly more powerful and spacious, the other is far more efficient. Let’s go through the table row by row to give you a better understanding of the advantages of each.
The first row takes a look at power, and it immediately becomes quite clear that Hyundai was a little more focused on performance in their hatchback than Nissan was. The Elantra GT generates 53 horsepower more than the Versa Note, which is a pretty sizable advantage when it comes to power. However, the Nissan hatchback is able to quickly fire back by achieving superior fuel economy in the form of a full 7 extra miles per gallon. That’s going to lead to some nice savings at the pump.
But, the Elantra GT takes the lead again in the third row, which showcases its much larger cargo space. To be more specific, it’s able to accommodate an extra 6.1 cubic feet of your stuff. The final row just shows that they both offer seating for up to 5. If you prefer power and space to efficiency, then the Elantra GT just might be the right hatchback sedan for you. Get in touch with us if you’re interested!