The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most cherished nameplates of all time, with its curvy design, fun-to-drive nature and cultural significance. After nearly seven decades of success, the Beetle is still going strong, with a combination of classic Beetle-inspired design cues, excellent performance and many advanced technologies. One of the Beetle's compact car competitors is the Hyundai Elantra. Take a look at this 2018 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra comparison to see how they measure up.
If you place a premium on the performance of a car, it's really no match between the Beetle and Elantra. The Beetle is powered by the 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder engine, which delivers 184 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the base-level Elantra only manages 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Both cars get good fuel economy, with an estimated 29 mpg combined for both the Beetle and Elantra.
|2018 Volkswagen Beetle||VS||2018 Hyundai Elantra|
|Standard||Automatic Post Collision Braking System||No|
|6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper||Warranty||5-years/60,000-miles Basic, 10-years/100,000-miles Powertrain|
Another strength of the Beetle is for safety. In addition to its four airbags, it comes standard with many advanced electric safety aids, including the Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, Intelligent Crash Response System and a rearview camera. The Beetle also offers the available Park Distance Control and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.
Both the Beetle and Elantra offer very good warranties, but when you factor in all aspects of the warranty coverage, the Beetle comes out on top. It comes with the new-for-2018 "Volkswagen People First Warranty," which is a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage. While the Elantra comes with a 10-years/100,000-miles warranty for the powertrain, for the rest of the vehicle it only offers a 5-years/60,000-mile basic warranty. Also, another advantage of the Beetle's warranty is that is transferable if done during the warranty duration period.
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