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. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.
With the Volkswagen Jetta you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Elantra, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
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.
The Hyundai Elantra is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.
The Hyundai Elantra has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Hyundai Elantra has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta.
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.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra than that of the Volkswagen Jetta.
Compare the 2014 Hyundai Elantra and the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.
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MSRP*: $17,200 - $21,700
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MSRP*: $15,695 - $29,775
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 4.13%||--|
|City MPG:||24 - 28||23 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||34 - 38||33 - 42|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$16,687 - $20,766||$15,067 - $28,584|
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