Hyundai Elantra vs the Competition

2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Front2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Interior2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Rear

How Does the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Compare?

The newest model year of the Hyundai Elantra, a four-door sedan, prioritizes comfort, convenience and aesthetics. It's both driver- and technology-centric, with perks for the whole crew to go along. The Elantra offers just the right amount of power for your daily cruises-especially in the Sport model-and with six trim levels and a variety of packages to choose from, there's an ideal Elantra for every driver.

At Causeway Hyundai, we believe in the reliability of the Elantra, but we know there's a whole world out there. Wherever you live, you surely see sedans of every brand cruising down the roads beside you. This just goes to show the vast competition that lies within the realm of four-doors. While it may lead you to feel overwhelmed with your options, we are here to help you sift through the alternatives. We have compared the Hyundai Elantra to four of its primary competitors to simplify your decision-making process. Rather than combing through the pros and cons of various makes and models, you can streamline your decision and get to what really matters-driving.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S Sedan

How Does the Hyundai Elantra Compete with the Volkswagen Jetta?

When it comes to pricing, the Elantra packs in the value. With a starting MSRP of $16,950, this sedan beats out the Volkswagen Jetta by nearly two grand. While both vehicles have seating for up to five, the Elantra provides slightly more interior volume to maximize space. At 95.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, it allots an extra couple of feet more than the Jetta, perfect for cargo packing and leg stretching. To enhance everyone's comfort, the Elantra even boasts standard heated front seats in four out of six model options, with available heated rear seats in the Limited. Without any standard heated seats, it's more difficult to warm up to the Jetta.

Hyundai Elantra VS Chevy Cruze

The Hyundai Elantra and the Chevy Cruze are both similarly priced, but what are you getting for the value? The Elantra provides certain features that the Cruze does not, like front seatbelt height adjusters that maximize safety and a remote fuel door release to minimize time spent at the gas station. For even more conveniences, the Elantra offers an interior automatic electrochromic mirror, a universal garage door opener and a reading light so you'll be fully equipped on the inside. When it comes to these amenities, the Elantra is the clear choice.

2018 Chevy Cruze LS Sedan
2018 Toyota Corolla SE Sedan

Hyundai Elantra VS Toyota Corolla

Both the Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla have power suited for the everyday driver, but the Elantra contributes more for those times when you require a little more oomph. The Elantra has 147 horsepower and 132 pounds-feet of torque as well as a 2.0-liter engine with six-speed manual or shiftable automatic transmission. The Sport model even gets up to 201 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque. This beats out the 132-horsepower Corolla. Remote keyless entry and a vehicle panic button come standard in the Elantra as well, entailing a greater level of security than the Corolla.

Hyundai Elantra VS Subaru Impreza

Fuel economy is crucial, particularly in a world with fluctuating fuel costs and environmental uncertainty. That's why we prefer the Elantra, with up to 36 highway mpg, over the 32 highway mpg in the Impreza. The Elantra also has a sunroof, which is standard on many styles, as well as speed-sensitive volume control coming standard-this makes for a more entertaining commute than the Impreza. The Elantra has financial benefits, too. This Hyundai model has more-impressive warranties that come along with it, including a 60-month/60,000-mile basic warranty and 120-month/100,000-mile powertrain warranty (that's almost double the Subaru). From warranty to economy, the Elantra comes out on top.

2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sedan
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Causeway Hyundai

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