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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$19,300 to $24,150
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $18,656 to $23,118 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 26 - 33 23
MPG - Hwy 33 - 41 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Hyundai Elantra, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

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 Passat, 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 Passat. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Passat, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Hyundai Elantra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Passat. The Hyundai Elantra has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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