Compare 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Hyundai Elantra
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,684 $21,450
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $21,919 $23,000
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $21,919 $23,000
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,511 $19,150
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,511 $19,150
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,220 $19,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,220 $19,900
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $22,974 $24,000
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $20,070 $20,800
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $20,070 $20,800
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,825 $20,650
Elantra GT N Line Automatic 25 32 $23,538 $24,600
Elantra GT N Line Manual 23 30 $22,504 $23,500
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1.4T TSI Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T TSI Automatic 29 35 $23,035 $23,995
Golf 1.4T TSI Manual 28 36 $22,267 $23,195
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $35,802 $37,295
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $35,034 $36,495
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $27,452 $28,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 24 32 $31,675 $32,995
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,907 $32,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,684
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,450
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value. Even with a pared lineup for a short model year, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf is a solid if stoic choice among compact hatchbacks
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 93.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
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 10.7
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 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3023
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 480
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 147 @ 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)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.10 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.97
Trans Order Code
NA M8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Golf
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
4.9 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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2020 Hyundai Elantra
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  • Lease: From $149 for 36 months (SE)
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2020 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2019 Golf is hard to find in stock; 2020s expected soon
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 credit for select customers
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $329 per month for 39 months
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