GO

Car Comparison

Use this tool to compare car rankings, scores, prices and specs for your top picks. You can compare SUVs, cars or trucks and you can compare new cars and used cars. Then use our Best Price Program to get a great deal on new cars or search our huge collection of used car listings.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2011 Honda Fit 2011 Hyundai Elantra
     
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Ltd (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Ltd (Alabama Plant)

Prices

MSRP $17,995 $15,100 $14,945
Invoice $17,275 $14,572 $14,536
Avg. Paid $11,237 $11,365 $10,520

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.7 8.3
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.5 9.3
Performance 8.5 8.3 8.6
Interior 8.7 9.1 8.8
Operating Cost 8.2 8.5 8.6
Safety 9.7 9.3 10.0
Reliability 2.5 3.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Quality interior with comfortable seats
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Refined performance
  • Good cargo space
  • Innovative storage options for cargo
  • Spacious passenger accommodations
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
  • Great fuel economy
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Class-exclusive available heated rear seats
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
Cons
  • Below-average reliability
  • Mixed reviews on performance
  • Bluetooth isn’t available
  • Engine could be more powerful

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 23 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door HB 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 98.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 165.4 161.6 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 66.7 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 60.0 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2968 2489 2661 (est)

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.0 90.8 95.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.0 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 34.5 33.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.3 54.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46.0 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.5L/91.4 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 117 @ 6600 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 106 @ 4800 131 @ 4700
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 ft 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 10.6 12.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Torsion beam Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard