Compare 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

2018 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
Add Vehicle
Select style
ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,834 $20,550
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $21,078 $22,100
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $21,078 $22,100
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,377 $17,950
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic SULEV 29 38 $17,377 $17,950
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,432 $16,950
Elantra SEL 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $18,227 $18,850
Elantra SEL 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $18,227 $18,850
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,940 $22,900
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,906 $21,800
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,172 $19,850
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $19,172 $19,850
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,543 $20,350
Elantra GT Manual 23 31 $18,603 $19,350
Elantra GT Sport Automatic 26 32 $23,303 $24,350
Elantra GT Sport Manual 22 29 $22,269 $23,250
Select style
Coast Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Coast Automatic 26 33 $22,194 $23,120
Beetle Dune Automatic 26 34 $25,719 $26,790
Beetle S Automatic 26 33 $19,411 $20,220
Beetle SE Automatic 26 33 $23,058 $24,020
Beetle Convertible Coast Automatic 26 33 $25,766 $26,840
Beetle Convertible Dune Automatic 26 34 $30,807 $32,090
Beetle Convertible S Automatic 26 33 $24,422 $25,440
Beetle Convertible SE Automatic 26 33 $26,917 $28,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,834
$22,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,550
$23,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra adds a versatile hatchback to the fold and makes a more compelling case as a compact contender in a value-packed segment. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is a competent small car that’s showing its age. The same could be said for every other Beetle on the road and that hasn’t stopped it yet, has it?
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 85.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 49
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 100.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 29.9
Brakes
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 - 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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3020
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Beetle
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 6.1
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue