In comparing the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA is a better car than the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.
2022 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing
A used 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $19,783 to $26,622 while a used 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is priced between $20,616 to $27,141. For a new model, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA's price is between $19,700 and $27,289, with the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta priced between $20,456 and $30,041.
2022 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta loses 43.2 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA retains 2.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.
2022 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 8.1 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Jetta's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai ELANTRA being ranked 12 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Volkswagen Jetta being ranked 9 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 17 and the Volkswagen Jetta is ranked 11.
2022 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 7.8 out of 10. For the Volkswagen Jetta the reliability rating is 8.2 out of 10. This gives the Volkswagen Jetta a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai ELANTRA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta base engine makes 158 horsepower. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. The Jetta is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 568 miles.This gives the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta has higher safety ratings than the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.64 out of 5 Stars.