2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat | NewCars.com

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2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV

2022 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $24,100 to $28,600
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2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,575 to $30,575
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MPG - City 49 - 53 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 - 56 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Hyundai Elantra HEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Elantra HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra HEV as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, 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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra HEV is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Passat.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 HEV and the Volkswagen Passat.

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