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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$23,245
Invoice
$22,316
Average Price Paid
$19,362
4,434 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Focus
S
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
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S
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,836
191 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
29 GOOD deals

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2018 Ford Focus
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,270
139 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
20 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Small cars aren't asked to do much beyond the basics: provide efficient, reliable transportation at a manageable price. Plenty of models fit this form, and in some rare cases, they man...

2018 Ford Focus
S
Megan Hennessey Preview:

Currently available in two body styles and a variety of trim levels, with a choice of engines and transmissions, the highly versatile and configurable Ford Focus compact car coasts int...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
280
writes:
New design I great. Much more open and comfortable in the cabin. Gas mileage is incredible with an astounding ...
2018 Ford Focus
S
5
writes:
Ok not too many accessories
65
writes:
The Focus St is a great, fun, reliable, daily driver. Its the best of both worlds. With the powerful 2.0L ecob...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T SE 4-Door FWD worse.
"More Agressive"
Value Ranked 2018 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T SE 4-Door FWD worse.
"More fun to drive"
30
writes:
Comfortable car for driver with stylish exterior. Good Cargo capacity. Back seats are problematic for tall pas...
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel Hatchback FWD better.
"The diesel option provides great gas mileage"

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2018 Ford Focus
S
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
34 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
160 hp @ 650 RPM
160 hp @ 650 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12:1
12:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.44 in x 3.27 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 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 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 --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 33.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs --
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 178.7 in
Width 70.8 in 80.5 in
Height 57.4 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • HABANERO Orange Metallic
  • Habanero Orange Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
2018 Ford Focus
S

Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black

Option Packages

  • Transmission: 6-Speed Powershift Automatic

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