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2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T R-Line FWD
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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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2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
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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 ...

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Specs

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
30 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
40 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.87 in x 3.52 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 5 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
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 985 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 182.7 in
Width 70.8 in 70.9 in
Height 57.4 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 106.3 in

Available Options

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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