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Compare 2015 Hyundai Elantra vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Hyundai Elantra
2015 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,629 $18,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,734 $17,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,672 $21,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,121 $18,800
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2-Door HB Automatic TSI S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $19,579 $20,395
Golf 2-Door HB Manual Launch Edition 25 37 $17,455 $17,995
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TSI S 25 37 $18,523 $19,295
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $20,155 $20,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S w/Sunroof 25 36 $21,499 $22,395
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SE 25 36 $23,899 $24,895
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SEL 25 36 $26,299 $27,395
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI S 31 43 $22,507 $23,445
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SE 31 43 $25,915 $26,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SEL 31 43 $28,315 $29,495
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI S 30 45 $21,451 $22,345
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SE 30 45 $24,859 $25,895
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SEL 30 45 $27,259 $28,395
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TSI S w/Sunroof 25 37 $20,443 $21,295
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $24,850 $25,885
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,286 $27,380
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,730 $28,885
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,166 $30,380
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $23,793 $24,785
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,229 $26,280
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,673 $27,785
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,109 $29,280
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,899 $31,145
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $31,334 $32,640
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,426 $26,485
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,862 $27,980
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,306 $29,485
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,742 $30,980
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,843 $30,045
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $30,277 $31,540
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,370 $25,385
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,806 $26,880
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,250 $28,385
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,686 $29,880
Golf R 4-Door HB 23 30 $35,131 $36,595
Golf R 4-Door HB w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $37,527 $39,090
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI S 25 35 $21,595 $22,495
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SE 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SEL 25 35 $28,171 $29,345
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI S 31 42 $24,667 $25,695
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SE 31 42 $27,931 $29,095
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SEL 31 42 $30,187 $31,445
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI S 31 43 $23,611 $24,595
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SE 31 43 $26,875 $27,995
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SEL 31 43 $29,131 $30,345
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TSI S 25 36 $20,539 $21,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,766
$19,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$20,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$340 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Snappy sheetmetal and smart packaging puts the 2015 Hyundai Elantra on most must-drive lists, though it's not as engaging to drive as some compact sedans. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI trade flashy looks for great interior and cargo space, especially in the SportWagen model—but they don't give up anything for driving fun.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 93.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 22.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2818 2961
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 170 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 36
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 2.50
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.0 (Est)
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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