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2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2021 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$19,650 to $25,450
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$23,995 to $29,995
Invoice* $19,075 to $24,446 $23,011 to $28,765
MPG - City 25 - 33 24
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Passat than the Hyundai Elantra, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat 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.

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 Passat. 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 Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is about the same width as the Volkswagen Passat. If you go with the Hyundai Elantra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Passat. The Hyundai Elantra has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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