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2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
     
4dr Wgn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man SE
  • 4dr Wgn Auto SE
4dr Man S SportWagen
  • 4dr Man S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE SportWagen
  • 4dr Man TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI SportWagen
EX 2WD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L 4WD with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $17,195 $19,510 $29,670
Invoice $16,671 $18,816 $26,886
Avg. Paid $10,030 N/A $14,569

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.6 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.7 7.1
Performance 7.5 9.0 8.2
Interior 8.9 8.1 7.2
Safety 9.1 8.6 9.4
Reliability 2.0 2.5 5.0
Operating Cost 8.3 N/A 7.8

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Practical interior
  • Comfortable seating
  • Great engine choices, including TDI Clean Diesel
  • Cargo volume on par with larger SUVs
  • Refined interior
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Good legroom in both rows
  • High safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Low reliability score
  • Minimal cargo space behind second row
  • Some say its underpowered
  • VW has subpar reputation for reliability
  • Less cargo space than other wagons
  • Low fuel economy compared with classmates

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I5 2.5L/151.0 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 30 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 101.5 110.1
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 179.3 196.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.1 74.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 59.2 65.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2969 3228 3852

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.2 91.7 101.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.4 39.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.1 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 54.8 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD - 55.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.5 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.1 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD - 53.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 24.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.9 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.8 25.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/151.0 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6000 170 @ 5700 271 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4600 177 @ 4250 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 34.2 35.8 40.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 14.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard