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2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,673
10 listings nationwide

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
SEL Premium FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,944
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The storied, decades-long, run of the Volkswagen Golf will come to an end after the 2021 model year. VW has announced plans to remove the standard Golf from the U.S. market, leaving on...

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
SEL Premium FWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
jag writes:
Yes, not roomy as eleantra as Hyundai Elantra GT. Does not have a sport mode as the Elantra GT. And the entera...
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"It is modern and elegant design. Almost everyone stops and looks at Elantra GT. No one stops and looks the VW. "
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"Drink divider."
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
SEL Premium FWD
Greg writes:
Power Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD worse.
"Pairing a torquey electric motor with a turbo charged engine that runs on premium fuel makes for a much more exciting experience. Add in the dual-clutch transmission with dual-shift-geometry and you get a sports sedan that dramatically outperforms the Prius droning CVT transmission."
Handling Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD worse.
"The Jetta handles like a nice German sports sedan. The Prius handling is at best, numb."
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD worse.
"The Jetta has the understated elegance of a fine German sedan. The new pinch-face design of the Prius is just bizarre."
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD worse.
"More supportive for a sportier feel."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD better.
"More leg & hip room (but not by much)."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD better.
"Hatchback vs. a trunk"
Family Car Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD better.
"More cargo/utility space"
Value Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD worse.
"Sacrificing only a few MPG to get a truly enjoyable driving experience was an easy decision. In general, I consider sports cars to be socially irresponsible. The Jetta (like the Tesla) isnt."
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Toyota Prius Four FWD worse.
"I test drove the Prius and said, Yeah. I could live with this. I then test drove the VW Jetta Hybrid and said, Damn! I love this! That is why I bought it. Twice."

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
SEL Premium FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
36 MPG
48 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
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Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 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
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard 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 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 11.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 1,016 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 183.3 in
Width 70.8 in 70 in
Height 58.2 in 57.2 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 104.4 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
SEL Premium FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Moonrock Silver Metallic
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Silk Blue Metallic

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