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2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

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2021 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$23,550 to $28,100
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$18,995 to $28,045
Invoice* $22,622 to $26,990 $18,235 to $26,924
MPG - City 49 29 - 30
MPG - Hwy 52 39 - 41
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 HEV 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 HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Jetta, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 Elantra HEV and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra HEV is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Volkswagen Jetta. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV than that of the Volkswagen Jetta.