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2020 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
MSRP
$23,195
Invoice
$22,267
Average Price Paid
$20,563
930 listings nationwide

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2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
MSRP
$36,495
Invoice
$35,034
Average Price Paid
$32,516
122 listings nationwide

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

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
Fair Price
$21,173
Good Price
$19,216
Great Price
$18,097
2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Fair Price
$33,698
Good Price
$31,185
Great Price
$29,748

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
Steve Halloran Preview:

The Golf gets few changes for the 2020 model year, which will almost certainly be the last for the seventh generation of this classic hatchback. Volkswagen debuted the eighth-generatio...

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...

Specs

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
28 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
36 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 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 5 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 Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 22.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 959 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 168 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 58.2 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 103.6 in

Available Options

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Roof Edge Spoiler
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

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