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2021 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$22,695
Invoice
$21,787
Average Price Paid
$19,262
3,805 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
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1.4T R-Line FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,049
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,591
44 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
No Expert Reviews
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 ...

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

2021 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T 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."
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
39 MPG
40 MPG
40 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
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
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
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
Air Conditioning Standard 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 915 lbs 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 185.1 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 58.2 in 57.4 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 105.7 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD

Exterior Colors

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