Volkswagen GTI vs Volkswagen Jetta 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
MSRP
$36,495
Invoice
$35,034
Average Price Paid
$32,835
139 listings nationwide

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$22,695
Invoice
$21,787
Average Price Paid
$20,033
2,867 listings nationwide

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

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Fair Price
$34,060
Good Price
$32,140
Great Price
$31,042
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$21,116
Good Price
$19,139
Great Price
$18,009

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...

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen introduced the seventh-generation Jetta just last year, and aside from minor feature updates, the 2020 model carries over unchanged. This entry-level compact sedan competes ...

Specs

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
24 MPG
30 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
32 MPG
40 MPG
40 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
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 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 --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats 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 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 168 in 185.1 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 57.8 in 57.4 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 105.7 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
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Habanero Orange Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Option Packages

  • R-Line Cold Weather Package

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