2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen Jetta*

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Hyundai Elantra



Transmission Options


Turbocharged Engine

VW Digital Cockpit


8” touchscreen

NHTSA Overall Safety Rating

14.1 cubic feet

Interior Cargo Volume

14.4 cubic feet

There are plenty of compact sedans on the Bethlehem roads. How do you choose which one is right for you and your driving habits? Comparison shopping is a great start! Young Volkswagen is here to help by comparing the 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. Volkswagen Jetta. Find out how these two popular sedans compare.


Jetta vs. Elantra: Power

In Jetta vs. Elantra comparisons, both cars have similar engine power from their standard engines. They both generate up to 147 hp and have estimated fuel economy numbers that are nearly identical — 30 mpg city for the VW, 31 mpg in the city for the Elantra. The Jetta is able to generate this power and gas mileage from a smaller engine, thanks to standard turbocharged engines. The Elantra only has a turbo available in two trim levels.

For people who really enjoy a feeling of control on the roads of Allentown, there’s no question between the Hyundai Elantra vs. VW Jetta — the Jetta offers the power of a 6-speed manual transmission in its base model and R-Line trim packages. The Elantra only offers one automatic transmission.

Jetta vs. Elantra: Interior

When Stroudsburg drivers compare the interiors of the Hyundai Elantra vs. VW Jetta, they’ll find that the Jetta offers an impressive suite of technology that includes:

  • VW Digital Cockpit — With a 10” digital touchscreen that you customize, you can display your Jetta model’s vitals, driving conditions, navigation, apps, and more.
  • Available BeatsAudioTM
  • VW Car-Net® keeps you updated via smartphone on your car’s location, whether you remembered to lock your doors, and it will call for help if you need it.
  • Wi-Fi capability

The Hyundai Elantra’s technology begins with an 8” touchscreen that operates its smartphone interfaces and a piecemeal selection of apps.

While Hyundai Elantra vs. VW Jetta slightly favors the Elantra on trunk space, the Jetta comes out on top with a lower MSRP.

Jetta vs. Elantra: Safety

Both Hyundai Elantra vs. Volkswagen Jetta are loaded with all the state-of-the-art safety features and driver assists, but the Jetta scored higher in the NHTSA Overall Safety Rating, scoring a five out of five. The Elantra scored a four.

Choose the Winner of Jetta vs. Elantra at Young Volkswagen!

Have you decided the winner of Hyundai Elantra vs. Volkswagen Jetta? If it’s the Jetta, your next comparison should be whether to buy or lease your 2020 VW Jetta from Young Volkswagen. We’re here with plenty of car buying tips to help you get the car that best suits your driving needs.

*2019 model pictured above

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