2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Hyundai

Volkswagen clearly put a lot of work into the 2017 Jetta, but they've still failed to replicate the high standards of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Increased performance makes even a ride from Highland Park down to Northbrook feel like a compelling reason to get behind the wheel, and there are scores of exclusive technologies available to make every journey that little bit more enjoyable. Keep reading to see how the 2017 Elantra and 2017 VW Jetta compare side by side.

Power and Performance

The 2017 Elantra can be fitted around your exact driving needs thanks to its selection of three available engines:

  • 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder: Delivers up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder: Efficiency-focused, the 1.4L engine is paired to a seven-speed automated dual-clutch transmission to reach up to 32 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway.
  • 1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder: Surpass expectations with up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque at your command.

The 2017 VW Jetta fails to equip itself quite so well; two engines are available, and performance will peak at just 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.


The Hyundai Elantra owes a huge part of its enduring success to an ability to keep pushing for the most sophisticated technologies on the market, so the 2017 model is noticeably better equipped than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.

Here are just a few of the technologies you'll only be able to take advantage of with an Elantra:

  • Infinity Premium Audio: Eight powerful speakers fill the cabin with immersive surround sound, with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology helping restore the quality of digitally-compressed files.
  • Class-Exclusive Integrated Memory System: You can store the seating and mirror settings of two drivers, then have them recreated at will.
  • Segment-Exclusive Hands-Free Smart Trunk: For easy loading and unloading, the Elantra's trunk can open automatically when the Proximity Key is sensed behind it within three feet for three seconds or longer.
  • 8-Inch Touchscreen: The Elantra's available touchscreen is several generations ahead of the Jetta's meeker 6.3-inch version.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Shows the 2017 VW Jetta How It's Done

The Elantra's technologies and powertrains place it beyond the reach of the 2017 VW Jetta. If you'd like to find out more or arrange a test drive, just come down to Loren Hyundai today - our showroom is located in Glenview, only a short drive south from the center of Northbrook.


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