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2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Hyundai Elantra, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta, the Hyundai Elantra may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Elantra doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Hyundai Elantra has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra than that of the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2017 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,150 - $22,350

2016 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,680 - $29,280
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.36% As low as 4.92%
City MPG: 26 - 32 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 33 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,621 - $21,311 $16,973 - $28,109

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.