Compare 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic PZEV 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,179 $17,895
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 35 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta 1.8T SEL Premium Automatic 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta 1.8T Sport Automatic 25 35 $21,288 $22,175
Jetta GLI Automatic 24 33 $27,835 $28,995
Jetta GLI Manual 23 33 $26,779 $27,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,928
$18,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,650
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
We miss the brash, buzzy looks, for sure—but the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now one of the most refined economy cars on the road. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a decent compact car—one in a crowded field, without a "killer app."
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 94.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 183.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 15.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 10
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3025
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.4 L/85
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 32
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.10 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.56
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.5
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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