Hyundai Elantra GT
- Price: $18,395
- Gas mileage: 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback has it all for retirees: affordable price, interior comfort and ample cargo room. The 148-horsepower, 1.8-liter, four-cylinder hatchback not only boasts fuel economy in line with some of the smaller vehicles on the list, but also has cargo space that rivals some small SUVs on the market.
Retirees looking to spend a little more money can select from the available features, including a 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support, push-button engine start, dual temperature control and an auto defogging system.
The Elantra GT comes standard with a satellite radio system with six speakers and iPod, USB and auxiliary input jacks. The 2013 Elantra GT also gives you increased visibility with a standard rear wiper and a hidden rearview camera. The auto defogging feature automatically detects humidity and removes fogging on the inside of the windshield, which means better visibility and driving safety. Affordability is important, but so is safety. The Elantra GT does well in that area as well. In addition to its seven air bags, it includes knee air bags, something Hyundai says is usually only found in high-end vehicles.