2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra

When searching for an efficient, safe and versatile vehicle our thoughts instantly turn to Volkswagen and Hyundai. These two brands have proven year in and year out to be exceptional values because of their timeless style and fuel efficiency. When it feels like you spend half your life in your car it’s time to upgrade to the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta or the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Both of these vehicles have exceptional value retention and are some of the safest vehicles in their class. And because of these traits it can be difficult to decide between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Read on to discover the similarities and differences of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

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2017 Volkswagen Versus 2017 Hyundai Elantra
1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L In-line 4-Cyllinder
150 Horsepower 147
40 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 36 MPG Highway
15.7 Cubic Feet Trunk Capacity 14.4 Cubic Feet

The chart above puts the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra powertrain and trunk space in an easily digestible form.

Performance & Safety

The powertrain features of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra are similar although the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta does slightly outperform the 2017 Hyundai Elantra across all categories. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta offers three engine options while the 2017 Hyundai Elantra only offers two. On top of the standard 1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta also offers 1.8L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder and a 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder.

Both the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra offer excellent standard safety features such as: electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Features like these are keeping you in complete control of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra without you doing anything. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra were both awarded as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety but the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta was also awarded a “5-Star” safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra are safe and efficient vehicles but if you want more performance and safety features then the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is the clear choice. The 2017 Jetta offers more performance, efficiency and most importantly safety than the competition. Come take the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta for a test drive today at EVS Volkswagen today.

Beige Interior of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Rear interior view of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Color touchscreen of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Steering wheel and speedo and tachometer of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta