Compare 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2022 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 28 36 $24,206 $25,200
Elantra N Line Manual 25 34 $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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S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta S Automatic 31 41 $20,318 $21,165
Jetta S Manual 29 43 $19,550 $20,365
Jetta SE Automatic 29 40 $23,131 $24,095
Jetta SEL Automatic 29 40 $26,971 $28,095
Jetta Sport Automatic 31 41 $21,183 $22,065
Jetta Sport Manual 29 43 $20,414 $21,265
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 26 36 $30,811 $32,095
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 26 37 $30,042 $31,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,446
$20,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,450
$21,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta packs more standard features for a better compact car value.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 94.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.5 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 186.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 10.7
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 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2868 2989
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 184 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 158 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 31
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 5.07
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 RS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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