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2011 Hyundai Elantra

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

  2011 Hyundai Elantra 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP
$14,945
$15,365
Invoice $14,536 $14,750
MPG
City/Highway
28/38 23/42
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line 38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust. Read Full Review The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Unparalleled design and details
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Quiet, refined cabin
  • Smooth ride
  • Impressive feature set

Dislikes:

  • Delayed, dulled throttle response
  • Lacks rear headroom
  • Uninspiring, too-light steering

Likes:

  • Attention to styling details, outside and in
  • TDI is still a fuel-economy champ
  • Back seat is spacious, and feels airy
  • Handles like a VW—which means, almost like an Audi
  • Big, wide, usefully shaped trunk

Dislikes:

  • Cleaner look still leans into Civic territory
  • Cheaper interior obvious even to newbies
  • Turbo and diesel versions will still be pricey
  • Navigation system’s a half-step behind the best
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