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2011 Hyundai Elantra

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

  2011 Hyundai Elantra 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Invoice $14,536 $14,750
28/38 23/42
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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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  • Unparalleled design and details
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Quiet, refined cabin
  • Smooth ride
  • Impressive feature set


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


  • 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


  • 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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