Compare 2013 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Volkswagen Jetta
2013 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$16,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Jetta draws drivers looking for a taut driving feel and delivers superior interior space; we'd pass on the low-cost base models, and aim for the standout TDI and GLI editions. Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.100
Front Head Room (in)
40.000
Passenger Capacity
5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900
Second Head Room (in)
37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.800
Front Leg Room (in)
43.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.600
Front Hip Room (in)
53.500
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500
Length, Overall (in)
178.300
Height, Overall (in)
56.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.500
Wheelbase (in)
106.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.800
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.800
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.780
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.333
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.976
Trans Description Cont.
Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.633
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.308
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.257
Trans Type
6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.778
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.962
Trans Order Code
NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.866
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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