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2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review

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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 about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta. The Hyundai Elantra is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Elantra has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2018 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $16,950 - $22,100

2019 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $18,545 - $26,945
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City MPG: 22 - 32 30
Highway MPG: 30 - 40 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,432 - $21,078 $17,802 - $25,867

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.