2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

Hatchbacks are a great option for just about any driver. Often blending sporty driving characteristics with superb cargo space, the vehicles are versatile enough to fit a wide range of driving needs. But with so many models out there, how can you possibly pick just one? We're here to help by offering our comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT.

This model should not be confused with the Hyundai Elantra compact sedan model. The Elantra GT looks similar to the Elantra, only it has a rear hatch at the back. We'll let you decide which design you like best between the 2016 VW Golf and 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT. What we do know, however, is that under all the exterior metal, the Golf has an engine providing significantly more torque than the Elantra GT. Moreover, it offers considerably better highway mpg, as you can see from the chart above.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf VS 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT
170 hp, 199 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs 173 hp, 154 lb-ft of torque
Up to 25 city/37 hwy MPG Up to 24 city/33 hwy
Yes Manual Transmission? Yes
Up to 52.7 cu ft Cargo Volume Up to 51.0 cu ft

Differences Between the 2016 VW Golf vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

That being said, both models really do appeal to driving enthusiasts. For example, both come with a manual or automatic transmission, giving you the control you desire. Considering the Golf's superior torque output and fuel economy, however, drivers will simply need take the Golf for a test drive to experience its thrilling driving experience.

When you aren't looking to tear up the roads and need to utilize your hatchback's versatility, the Golf has you covered with a bit more cargo space than the Elantra GT. But when you do want to have fun, the Golf has you covered with more than just a fun drive. It also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone connectivity and offers the available Fender Premium Audio System.

We simply can't compare each and every feature and spec between the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT, but the comparison here should give you a better idea about which model you're leaning toward. Of course, we'd give the Golf the edge in this case, but don't just take our word for it. Contact us at Douglas Volkswagen to schedule time behind the wheel.

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