In the market for a new car? In this article, we’ll compare two popular models to find out which one comes out on top regarding features, specs, price, and more. This comparison will highlight the differences between the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2022 Hyundai Veloster so that you can decide which one will work best for your needs. Please keep reading to see our findings and why we think the 2022 Hyundai Veloster is a better option.
Design & Style
In terms of appearance, the designers did a fantastic job with both cars here. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta may come across as more stylish at first glance, but if you look closely enough, you’ll see that it shares many design elements with other VW models of its era. That said, some unique features set it apart from other competitors in its class and allow it to stand out a bit better on a showroom floor full of different brands and models—especially since so many manufacturers have been going for very minimalistic designs lately. The 2022 Hyundai Veloster takes things in another direction by incorporating sharper angles and aggressively sloping lines all around.
The interior of both cars has a lot in common, including great seat padding and extensive electronics. They are fairly comfortable for long trips, even though they are small hatchbacks, but it might get a little cramped if you are 6 feet tall or over. With all said, neither one can hold more than four people comfortably at any time, which is normal for cars in its class. The Jetta does have additional storage space above your head, while there is no extra room in front of your feet or leader with Veloster. It’s also worth noting that there is no blind-spot warning system with either vehicle because of its lack of an exterior rearview mirror on the driver’s side door.
Technology & Safety
Both vehicles are equipped with smart safety features that are only improving with time, but one vehicle comes out ahead in these two areas. That’s right—the 2022 Hyundai Veloster. Suppose you want to be safe on the road. In that case, you’ll want to pay close attention to its blind spot detection system and backup camera—they make it easier for you to avoid colliding with another car or even running into an object when changing lanes. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta can also boast about its advanced safety features, but they don’t compare to those of the 2022 Hyundai Veloster in terms of how well they work on a day-to-day basis.
Both cars have 2-liter engines, but where they differ is in their horsepower ratings. The VW has more power at 189, while Hyundai sits at 168. Both are fine for getting around town or on short trips, but when it comes to long drives, you’ll want something with a little more pep under your foot. The VW also has a turbo engine available for an extra cost of $2,000 if you want it with your base model.
The Bottom Line
If you need a compact car but don’t want to sacrifice style or performance, either car would be a great choice—and both come with plenty of features at an affordable price point. However, if you’re looking for something more high-end, it might be worth waiting to go with the 2022 Hyundai Veloster.
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