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Compare 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
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2021 Hyundai Elantra
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $21,787 $22,695
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 $28,747 $29,945
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,964 $27,045
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 33 $25,196 $26,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$22,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan is hardly small anymore: It has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain. The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 30 mpg
Highway
- 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
- 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.8
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.32
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Trans Type
- 8
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Trans Order Code
- MS
Summary
Body Style
- Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.2
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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2021 Hyundai Elantra
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  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts available
  • Lease: From $189 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months
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