Volkswagen Jetta vs. Hyundai Elantra

Volkswagen Jetta


Hyundai Elantra

Starting MSRP

1.4L turbocharged engine

Base Engine

2.0 L inline 4-cylinder
VW Digital Cockpit


8” touchscreen
30 city/40 hwy


31 city/41 hwy

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Hyundai Elantra

If you live around O'Fallon and are in the market for a new compact sedan, you are probably considering the Volkswagen Jetta or Hyundai Elantra. But do you know how they compare? How do you choose the right one for you? Auffenberg Volkswagen is here to help! Check out this 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Elantra comparison.

VW Jetta vs. Elantra: Performance

When comparing the Hyundai Elantra vs. Volkswagen Jetta, both cars have similar engine power and performance. They both generate up to 147 horsepower and have estimated fuel economy numbers that are nearly identical at 30 mpg city for the VW and 31 mpg in the city for the Elantra. However, the Jetta is able to generate this power and gas mileage from a standard turbocharged engine, making it nimbler and more fun to drive. The Elantra only has a turbo available in two trim levels.

For East St. Louis drivers who really enjoy a feeling of control on the turns, there’s no question between the Hyundai Elantra vs. Volkswagen Jetta. The 2020 Jetta offers the power of a 6-speed manual transmission in its base model and R-Line trim packages, while the Hyundai Elantra only offers an automatic transmission.

Jetta vs. Elantra: Interior

When comparing the interiors of the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Elantra, you’ll find that the Jetta offers a more impressive suite of technology that includes features such as:

  • VW Digital Cockpit: With a 10” digital touchscreen, you can customize this feature to your needs. You can see your VW Jetta model’s vitals, driving conditions, navigation, apps, and more with only a glance.
  • BeatsAudio™: It’s available on all trims and will make you feel like you’re at a live concert!
  • VW Car-Net®: This feature keeps you updated via your smartphone and shows you your vehicle’s location, whether you remembered to lock your doors, and it will even call for help if an emergency occurs.
  • Wi-Fi capability

Jetta vs. Elantra: Safety

Both the Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Jetta are loaded with the latest state-of-the-art safety features and driver-assist amenities to keep you safe on Madison roads, but the Jetta scored higher in the NHTSA Overall Safety Rating. The 2020 VW Jetta scored a five out of five while the Elantra scored only a four.

Experience the Volkswagen Jetta in Person at Auffenberg Volkswagen Today

Now that you’ve learned more about the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Elantra, you’re probably anxious to explore the VW Jetta in person. Head into Auffenberg Volkswagen near Caseyville, and let’s go for a test drive. Once you’re behind the wheel of a new Jetta, you’ll know what all the buzz is about. Review our new vehicle specials and then contact us today.

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