Volkswagen Golf vs. Hyundai Elantra

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Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$21,685 - $25,035 (MSRP)
$20,350 (MSRP)

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.57 / 5
7 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
161 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L TSI DOHC 16V 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
2.0L GDI I4 D

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
34.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
38.5 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P225/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
17.4 ft.

Length

Length
179.6 - 179.8 in.
170.9 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
70.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
2943 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
161 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 199 ft. lbs.
150 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
75 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 30 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
22 - 25 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 34 mpg
32 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Hyundai Elantra GT

Body Style

Body Style
4MOTION - Wagon
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
94.3 ft³.
96.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
2943 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 - 29 mpg.
27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 - 25 mpg.
24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 - 34 mpg.
32 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
750 lbs.

Displacement

Displacement
1.8 L/110
75 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
750 lbs.

Trans Type

Trans Type
5 - 6
75 lbs.

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Regular Unleaded I-4

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46, 3.77, 3.78, 4.46
2.0 L/122

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05, 2.09, 2.12, 2.51
Gasoline Direct Injection

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27, 1.30, 1.32, 1.56
6

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86, 0.90, 0.91, 1.14
Automatic w/OD

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66, 0.85, 0.90, 0.91
4.40

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.76
2.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19, 3.60, 3.99, 4.55
1.84

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39, 3.87, 3.94, 4.38
1.39

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480
1.00

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.4
0.77

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
3.44

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
3.27

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
6.5

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
120

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Strut

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
Torsion Beam

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
Strut

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Torsion Beam

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
P225/45HR17

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
P225/45HR17

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
17 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Compact in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Aluminum

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft.
Aluminum

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Steel

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Rack-Pinion

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
17.4 ft.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
4-Wheel Disc

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in.
4-Wheel

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in.
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
Yes

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
11 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
10.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
14 gal.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
39.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.6 in.
42.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in.
56.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
38.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
179.6 - 179.8 in.
34.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.8 in.
55.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.3 in.
104.3 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61 in.
170.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.9 in.
70.7 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 - 5.5 in.
57.7 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.5 ft³.
61.1 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.4 ft³.
61.5 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
30.4 ft³.
5.9 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Golf
24.9 ft³.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
55.1 ft³.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Wagon
Elantra

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.8
Compact

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Hatchback

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
2.0

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
DOHC

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
aluminum