2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

Comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs the 2018 Hyundai Elantra can be tricky due to both sedans’ similar offerings in terms of interior features and available technology. But when it comes to performance and storage space, one sedan clearly comes out on top.

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is offered in six trim levels: S, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, GT and SEL Premium. While the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is also available in six trims (SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited, Eco and Sport) its standard engine is less powerful than the 2018 Passat’s. The 2018 Passat’s base trim outputs 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, while the 2018 Elantra’s standard engine only offers 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Hyundai Elantra

174 Horsepower 147
184 ft-lbs. Torque 132 ft-lbs.
117.9 cubic feet Interior Volume 110.2 cubic feet
15.9 cubic feet Standard Cargo Capacity 14.4 cubic feet

2018 VW Passat Cargo Capacity & Comfort

Drivers will be able to store more items and feel more comfortable in the 2018 Passat than the 2018 Elantra due to the larger interior. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat has an interior volume of 117.9 cubic feet and a standard cargo capacity of 15.9 cubic feet. The 2018 Elantra only provides passengers with an interior volume of 110.2 cubic feet and a standard cargo capacity of 14.4 cubic feet.

Aside from excellent engine performance and storage space, the 2018 Passat is also an incredibly safe sedan. The 2018 Passat comes equipped with an abundance of standard safety features, such as rear door child safety locks, stability control, emergency braking assistance and an engine immobilizer.

Standard 2018 Volkswagen Passat comfort & convenience features include: Front and rear door pockets, electric power steering, front and rear cupholders, turn signal in mirrors, front seatback storage, cruise control, overhead storage console, steering wheel-mounted controls, air conditioning, a rearview camera, interior air filtration, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and dual vanity mirrors.