2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2018 Hyundai Elantra

These days, there are so many available brands and models to choose from, that the car-buying process can be downright confusing and frustrating. Each model offers its own advantages and disadvantages, how can one be sure they're getting the right value? That is why we create these model comparison pages so that we can take car models and have their qualities stacked up against each other directly.

For this exercise, we'll be looking at two of the most popular compact cars available today, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. To adequately gauge each car's value to drivers, we'll be looking at their fuel economy, horsepower, torque, and in-car media technology. We're comparing both model's base-level trim to be as fair as possible.

2018 volkswagen beetle vs 2018 hyundai elantra

2018 Volkswagen Beetle VS 2018 Hyundai Elantra
29 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 26 MPG
174 Horsepower Horsepower 161 Horsepower
184 lbs.-ft. Torque 150 lbs.-ft.
8 Number of Speakers 6

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As you can see, both compact cars offer much in the way of value for the driver. And it's easy to see why they're both popular among car buyers. However, when the two are compared directly with one another, it is clear that the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle offers more value.

Impressively, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle offers a better fuel economy than the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, but it also offers more under the hood with better horsepower and torque capabilities. So, it doesn't matter if you're looking for a compact car with great fuel-efficiency, or one that has solid power capabilities, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle offers both!

Plus, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle also offers more in the way of comfort and relaxation, with two more speakers for audio than the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. It may not seem like a lot, but when you play your music, you'll know the difference! But that's not the only thing that the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle offers when it comes to in-car technology. Available technology features include:

  • App-Connect with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto 
  • Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices 
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio 
  • Fender® Premium Audio System 
  • VW Car-Net® Guide & Inform 
  • Keyless access with push-button start 
  • Rear View Camera System 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle? Or are you ready to get behind the wheel of one yourself? Contact our staff at Vic Bailey Volkswagen for more information or to schedule a test drive today!

black interior of 2018 volkswagen beetle including steering wheel, dashboard and center console
interior dashboard of 2018 volkswagen beetle
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black and yellow interior of 2018 volkswagen beetle