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2013 Volkswagen Jetta

2013 Hyundai Elantra

  2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4-door Auto S Front Exterior View 2013 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice N/A $16,208
N/A 28/38
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • GLI has turbo, tight handling
  • Diesel or hybrid, your call
  • Roomy rear seat
  • Better road manners, still
  • Vast trunk room


  • Sedate looks in a wild bunch
  • Cost-cutting interior in most models
  • GLI, TDI get pricey
  • Nav system's smaller, less sophisticated


  • Emphatic design statement
  • Gas mileage is very good
  • Comes in sedan, coupe, and hatch
  • Smooth ride
  • Plenty of standard features


  • Sluggish throttle response
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Steering's better, not best
  • Gas mileage has been restated
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