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2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra

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2021 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$19,650 to $25,450
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$26,345 to $30,745
Invoice* $19,075 to $24,446 $25,291 to $29,515
MPG - City 25 - 33 24
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the Hyundai Elantra may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little wider than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Elantra has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
The Hyundai Elantra has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra than that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.