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2015 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2014 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 Sonata, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Jetta, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Sonata or the Volkswagen Jetta, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Sonata and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Sonata, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Hyundai Sonata has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

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2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $28,575

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $15,695 - $29,775
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.86% --
City MPG: 23 - 28 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 32 - 38 33 - 42
Engine(s): 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas), 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*: $20,295 - $26,846 $15,067 - $28,584

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