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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
MSRP
$46,550
Invoice
$43,790
Average Price Paid
$43,895
256 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$30,745
Invoice
$29,515
Average Price Paid
$27,449
260 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Fair Price
$44,762
Good Price
$42,707
Great Price
$41,531
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Fair Price
$28,087
Good Price
$25,760
Great Price
$24,430

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$52,695
9 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,177
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Early generations of the BMW 3 Series redefined what a luxury car could be, justifying their prestige badge with sporty driving dynamics and impeccable engineering. BMW changed the lux...

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 5
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
35
GuruXPZRK writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Seats are a bit softer and back seats have more room."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Handling and performance are top 2 reasons. "
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
35 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 10.6 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
--
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.72 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 891 lbs 882 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.7 in 185.2 in
Width 81.4 in 70.8 in
Height 56.9 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 105.6 in

Available Options

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure Gray
  • Pure Gray W/Black Roof
  • Pure White
  • Pure White W/Black Roof
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Tornado Red W/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • GLI Autobahn Black Package

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