2024 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2024 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Picture of the 2024 Hyundai Elantra

2024 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $21,625 to $28,465
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta

2024 Volkswagen
Jetta

MSRP*: $21,435 to $28,825
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MPG - City 31 - 32 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 41 MPG 40 - 42 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic, Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 186.5 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.5 in
Rear 37.2 in

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Elantra 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 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Elantra or the Volkswagen Jetta, it's going to cost you about the same.

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.

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
The Hyundai Elantra has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

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.