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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$19,300 to $24,150
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$18,895 to $27,945
Invoice* $18,656 to $23,118 $18,139 to $26,827
MPG - City 26 - 33 30
MPG - Hwy 33 - 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
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.

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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Elantra doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

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