Comparison: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Hyundai Elantra

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is much more than just our most popular car in our lineup. They are considered the benchmark among compact sedans. With one of the largest trunks in its class, the Jetta offer the right combination of comfort, versatility, technology and superb German engineering you demand and deserve.


San Fernando Valley consumers are picky and want something that can do the commute and the shopping with ease. Our customers have been looking at the Hyundai Elantra in comparison to the Jetta. Let us see how they stack up with each other.



2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S

2018 Hyundai Elantra SE

Engine (Standard)

1.4 Liter turbocharged I-4

150 HP

2.0 liter I-4

147 HP

Combined Fuel Economy

34 MPG

29 MPG

Curb Weight

2859 lbs.

2767 lbs.

Rear Sear Room (Head/Leg/Shoulder in inches)



Cargo Space (Sedan)

15.7 cu. Ft.

14.4 cu. ft.

Base Price





The first thing that comes to mind is how spacious the Jetta cabin is compared to the Elantra. That also includes a larger trunk and a better driving environment overall. Plus, the Jetta offers more standard equipment than the base Elantra. To get an Elantra equipped like a Jetta S, you have to upgrade and pay much more.


That is not all. The Jetta comes in four trim levels – S, Wolfsburg, SE, SESport, and SEL, offering an array of standard equipment and safety features to keep it going through its paces.


You can see our inventory of the 2017 Jetta at Volkswagen Van Nuys. Come for a test drive and check out our deals for this very popular model in the Volkswagen lineup.