Compare 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
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Limited IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra Limited IVT 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra N-Line DCT N/A N/A $24,206 $25,200
Elantra N-Line Manual N/A N/A $23,150 $24,100
Elantra SE IVT 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SEL IVT 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
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R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic 29 39 $22,651 $23,595
Jetta R-Line Manual 30 41 $21,883 $22,795
Jetta S Automatic 29 39 $19,003 $19,795
Jetta S Manual 30 41 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta SE Automatic 29 39 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta SEL Automatic 29 39 $24,715 $25,745
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic 29 39 $26,924 $28,045
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 24 35 $30,283 $31,545
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 24 33 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI S DSG 24 35 $26,059 $27,145
Jetta GLI S Manual 24 33 $25,291 $26,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,446
$22,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,450
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
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 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a no-frills compact with good value. Saving money never goes out of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 94.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.1
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 10.8
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 11.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.7 36.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2868 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 540
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 (Est) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 (Est) 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 (Est) 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.89 3.32
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA MS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 5.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.4
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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