If you're on the hunt for a sedan that combines impressive performance with top-notch safety and technology features, you're in the right place! In this comparison put together by our team at Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown, shoppers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and New Britain can see how the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra stack up against each other. Read ahead to learn more!

VW Jetta vs Hyundai Elantra: Performance

Leading the way in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a turbocharged 1.4L TSI® 4-cylinder engine that's both direct-injected and intercooled. This engine, which can work alongside a standard 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode, provides both excellent efficiency and powerful performance. The VW Jetta's engine manufactures a generous 184 lb-ft of torque, making for an energetic drive every time. On top of this, you'll also achieve an efficient EPA-estimated 40 highway MPG1.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, only offers a standard 4-cylinder engine in its first three trim levels. This engine outputs just 132 lb-ft of torque which could make for sluggish pickup and a less exciting drive than the VW Jetta.

VW Jetta vs Hyundai Elantra: Safety

Both the 2019 VW Jetta and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra offer some impressive safety features that'll keep you confident on the road. See which features you can expect in either model below:

 

VW Jetta

Hyundai Elantra

Adaptive Cruise Control

X

 

Blind Spot Monitoring

X

X

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

X

 

Automatic High Beams

X

X

Lane Keep Assist

X

X

Intelligent Crash Response System

X

 

Forward Collision Warning

X

X

Autonomous Emergency Braking

X

X

Park Distance Control

X

 

Rear Traffic Alert

X

X

As you can see, while both models offer active safety features, the VW Jetta provides a more well-rounded bundle of advanced safety features that you can count on.

VW Jetta vs Hyundai Elantra: Technology

Not only are the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra equipped with smart safety features-they also offer an abundance of top-notch technology features. Both models are standardly equipped with multi-faceted infotainment systems that provide convenient Bluetooth® connectability for hands-free phone calling and wireless audio streaming.

The VW Jetta takes technology a step further, though, with a standard 6.5-inch color display and standard Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect. The latter feature supports Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ technologies which allow you to access all of your favorite smartphone apps right on the infotainment display.

With the Elantra, you won't get a standard infotainment screen display unless you upgrade to one of the higher trim levels. As a result, you'll have to upgrade for the smartphone app integration capabilities offered by the base trim of the VW Jetta.

2019 VW Jetta vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra: The Verdict

While the 2018 Hyundai Elantra has a few great features to offer drivers near Doylestown, Philadelphia, and New Britain, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta gives you to the whole package. You can see the VW Jetta in action right around the corner of these areas at Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown. Contact us online today to schedule your test drive!

1 Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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