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2020 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

2020 Hyundai
Elantra GT

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*
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$20,650 to $24,600
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$23,195
Invoice* $19,825 to $23,538 $22,267
MPG - City 23 - 25 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 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
The Hyundai Elantra GT offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Elantra GT will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Elantra GT, 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 Elantra GT or the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Elantra GT will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra GT is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra GT takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra GT transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra GT has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Golf. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra GT and the Volkswagen Golf. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra GT as you will in the Volkswagen Golf.

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