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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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). The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is somewhat more expensive 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 Sonata Hybrid and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2015 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $29,500

2015 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $16,215 - $29,280
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 36 23 - 31
Highway MPG: 40 33 - 46
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $24,573 - $27,703 $15,567 - $28,109

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