2019 Volkswagen Golf vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT: Find the Best Hatchback in Seattle
March 8, 2019
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is a hatchback with lots of history, and it remains a popular choice to this day. Sure, it may face competition from upstarts like the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT. This hatchback from Hyundai may be cheaper--but when you see what you're getting for your money, you'll see why the Volkswagen Golf is still going strong to this day. We compare these two hatchbacks below; once you've seen what VW can offer, we invite you to look through our Volkswagen Golf inventory or head to the dealership for a test drive.
VW Golf vs Hyundai Elantra GT: Design
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf makes an immediate statement with its refined and elegant European design. VW may put design at the forefront, but function is also important. You'll find features like rain-sensing windshield wipers standard on the VW Golf; these aren't available on the Hyundai Elantra. This dedication to function continues inside, as well. The 2019 VW Golf comes standard with 6-way partial power-adjustable seats with adjustable lumbar support. A power adjustable seat with lumbar support is only an available upgrade on the Hyundai Elantra GT. And with a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel (only an available upgrade in the Hyundai Elantra GT), the Volkswagen Golf is impressively luxurious.
VW Golf vs Hyundai Elantra GT: Performance
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf has a turbocharged engine that generates 184 pound-feet of torque for remarkably quick acceleration. The engine in the Hyundai Elantra GT, on the other hand, generates only 150 pound-feet. And when it comes to saving money at the pump, the Volkswagen Golf is the clear winner. It gets up to 37 mpg. This is considerably more than the Hyundai Elantra, which can get up to 32 miles per gallon.
VW Golf vs Hyundai Elantra GT: Safety Ratings
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an expert on vehicle safety, and it gave the 2019 Volkswagen Golf a perfect five-star overall safety rating. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, on the other hand, received only four stars in its overall safety rating. Furthermore, the NHTSA raised a safety concern about the Hyundai Elantra GT: its performance in the side barrier rear passenger test could indicate a greater risk of thoracic injury due to high lower spine acceleration.
VW Golf vs Hyundai Elantra GT: Driver Assist Technology
The best kind of collision is the one that's avoided in the first place. Volkswagen endeavors to make it easier to avoid crashes, which is why even the entry-level 2019 VW Golf comes with driver assist technology. A Blind Spot Monitor, Pedestrian Monitoring, and Forward Collision Warning/Autonomous Emergency Braking all come standard in the Volkswagen Golf. While you'll find some of these features on the Hyundai Elantra GT, they're available upgrades only.
What Makes a New Volkswagen a Good Choice for Getting Around the Seattle Area?
Through a dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, Volkswagen has become one of the world's most successful automotive companies. Of course, this level of success is only the beginning of the story. Volkswagen does more than ride on their well-earned reputation by standing behind nearly every new model they make with America's best bumper-to-bumper warranty. That means the entire vehicle will be covered for 6 years or 72,000 miles. Whether you need a small, economical, and city-friendly car like the award-winning Volkswagen Golf or something the whole family can enjoy like the new VW Volkswagen Golf, we invite you to discover a Hassle-Free Experience at Carter Volkswagen where we proudly serve Puyallup, Renton, and beyond.