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2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra in Maryland | MD

See Why the Jetta is at the Top of its Class!

With its impressive power, exciting features, and uncompromising reliability, it’s no wonder that the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland has caught your eye. But with so many incredible compact cars on the market today, it can be difficult to see how the all-new Jetta stacks up against the competition. Pohanka Volkswagen is here to help. We’ve compared the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta side-by-side to the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, and there’s no doubt that the Jetta comes out on top. 

Both the 2016 Jetta and 2016 Elantra come equipped with a 16-valve, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, but their similarities end there. The Jetta’s German engineering and direct injection system help generate 170 horsepower and 184 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the Elantra manages 145 horsepower and just 130 lbs.-ft. of torque. In terms of efficiency, both vehicles are outfitted with a 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with overdrive. Though the Elantra sees slight improvement over the Jetta – 38 MPG highway1 vs. 36 MPG highway2, respectively – it isn’t enough to consider sacrificing enhanced power and control. 

When it comes to amenities, the Volkswagen Jetta allows you and your passengers to enjoy more standard options and features than the Hyundai Elantra. Both vehicles come with integrated Bluetooth® technology, remote keyless entry, an auxiliary media hub, and convenient storage. However, the Jetta is equipped with dual-zone automatic temperature control, premium seating materials, a power sunroof, and heated seats – all of which are only available as additional packages or in higher trims in the Elantra. Another high-tech feature in the 2016 Jetta is a Discover Media 6.33-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system, which the 2016 Elantra just can’t offer. 

Taking the wheel of the all-new Jetta, versus the Elantra, won’t just give you impressive performance capabilities and entertainment options. It also provides intelligent safety protocols and advanced technologies designed for increased peace of mind. Both the Volkswagen Jetta and Hyundai Elantra come standard with 4-wheel Antilock Brakes with Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, and a comprehensive airbag system. The Jetta, though, ups the protection with a brake override system, additional Hydraulic Brake Assist, a crash-optimized front end, anti-intrusion side door beams, safety-optimized front head restraints, and a state-of-the-art Rearview Camera system with intuitive guidelines and alerts. 

If standard power, style, and innovation are what you need in a compact sedan, then the perfect vehicle for you is the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta for sale in Maryland. Stop by the new-vehicle showroom at Pohanka Volkswagen today – you can find us at 1720 Ritchie Station Court, just off of Capital Beltway Exit 13 in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Visit us today, and drive home in the 2016 Jetta of your dreams!


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1 EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

2 EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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