Volkswagen Jetta vs Hyundai Accent

Each year when the latest edition of a beloved model comes out, you may be curious as to how it differs from another top competitor in its class. With new cars being introduced on the market all the time, our team at Volkswagen Lee’s Summit keeps tabs on the current state of the automotive industry with our helpful vehicle comparisons.

2019 Jetta BlueBelow, we’ve compared the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Hyundai Accent to showcase some of the important factors to consider when you pick out your next vehicle to drive around Lee Summit, North Town, Overland Park, Mission, and Olathe.

Volkswagen Jetta vs Hyundai Accord: Engine Performance 

On the exterior, both sedans have sleek-looking builds. Additionally, they both handle smoothly out on the open road. The separation can begin to be seen, however, in the engines of these two cars, with the VW Jetta’s packing a little more punch under the hood.

The Hyundai Accord comes with a 1.6L 4-cynlider engine that gives drivers 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 VW Jetta ramps it up from there with its 1.4L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection engine that can generate up to 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. You’ll really feel the engine’s strength when you get behind the wheel of this Volkswagen!

Fuel Economy: Volkswagen vs Hyundai

Knowing you will spend less time filling up at the gas station and more time on the road is always a welcoming piece of information when deciding which car to buy. In the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, that’s exactly the kind of peace of mind you’ll have. This car will get you 30 city/40 highway MPG1 while the Accent can only get up to 28 city/38 highway MPG.

VW Jetta vs Hyundai Accent: Cargo and Passenger Space

2019 Jetta interiorBoth cars can seat up to five people which comes in handy when it’s your turn to carpool. However, you’ll notice that your passengers will have a more generous amount of space to get comfortable in with 94.7 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Volkswagen Jetta. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Accent has just 90.2 cubic feet for passengers to squeeze in.

Trunk space is even greater in the VW Jetta as well with 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume as compared to the 13.7 cubic feet in the Accent. Both you and your passengers won’t have to worry about fitting everything you’ll need for the day in the 2019 VW Jetta!

Keep Moving Forward!

Now that you’ve seen a head-to-head comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Hyundai Accent, it’s time to take the next steps toward getting your new car out on the roads of Lee Summit, North Town, Overland Park, Mission, and Olathe.

If you think the 2019 VW Jetta is the well-equipped sedan for you, give us a call at Volkswagen Lee’s Summit or come in and schedule a test drive today!


1EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle condition.

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