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2020 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
MSRP
$36,495
Invoice
$35,034
Average Price Paid
$33,968
211 listings nationwide

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2013 BMW 1 Series
128i Convertible RWD
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2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
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128i Convertible RWD
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2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,685
1 listings nationwide

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2013 BMW 1 Series
128i Convertible RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,755
30 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Steve Halloran Preview:

If you like driving and can have only one car, the 2020 Volkswagen GTI might be just the machine for you. It’s a four-door hatchback that specializes in both performance and practicali...

2013 BMW 1 Series
128i Convertible RWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

BMW's least-expensive series gets a new sporty performer for 2013, dubbed the 135is, without another change for the rest of this compact coupe and convertible lineup of now 3 trims. Fo...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
No User Reviews
2013 BMW 1 Series
128i Convertible RWD
25
wyler99 writes:
cool and sexy
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Audi S4 better.
"bad to the bone"
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Audi S4 better.
"just more room"
10
Iwannaconvertible35 writes:
It is a nice car. Has just the right amount of power and handles like you would expect a sports car to handle....
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible RWD better.
"The seats are comfy and they are heated and cooled! "
Value Ranked 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible RWD better.
"The technology! The mustang is fully loaded! The bmw only had a simple am/fm CD player"
20
gruvi12 writes:
Only right about the drive looking forward to driving and maybe buying to add to my collection.

Specs

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
2013 BMW 1 Series
128i Convertible RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
24 MPG
18 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
32 MPG
27 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
230 hp @ 6,500 RPM
230 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
200 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
200 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
10.7:1
10.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
3,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.35 in x 3.46 in
3.35 in x 3.46 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 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 --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 31.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 959 lbs --
Exterior
Length 168 in 172.2 in
Width 70.8 in 75.6 in
Height 57.8 in 56.6 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 104.7 in

Available Options

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
2013 BMW 1 Series
128i Convertible RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • BLUE WATER METALLIC
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Water Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Cashmere Silver Metallic
  • Deep Sea Blue Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Le Mans Blue Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Space Gray Metallic
  • Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Vermilion Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Fine-Wood Trim 'Fineline' Stream
  • LIGHT BURL WALNUT TRIM
  • 8-Way PWR Front Bucket Seats
  • Anthracite Wood Trim
  • BMW Assist W/Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cold Weather PKG
  • Glacier Silver Aluminum Trim
  • Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Light Burl Walnut Trim
  • Lighting PKG
  • Limited Edition PKG
  • M Sport PKG
  • Premium PKG
  • Technology PKG
  • Black, Boston Leather Seat Trim
  • Coral Red, Boston Leather Seat Trim
  • Oyster, Boston Leather Seat Trim
  • Savanna Beige, Boston Leather Seat Trim
  • TERRACOTTA, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • Taupe, Boston Leather Seat Trim

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