Volkswagen GTI vs Volkswagen Jetta GLI Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2020 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
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2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
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The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a compact sport sedan, in the same arena as the celebrated Honda Civic Si and Subaru WRX. It also runs in the same circles as several sporty compact hatchba...

Specs

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
32 MPG
33 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 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 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard 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 Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 959 lbs 893 lbs
Exterior
Length 168 in 185.2 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 57.8 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 105.6 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
2020 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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