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2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T R-Line 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.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$22,695
Invoice
$21,787
Average Price Paid
$19,362
3,779 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
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2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,595
38 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,492
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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 ...

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfort...

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

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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GuruB6J5K writes:
It is a delight to drive and has all the options except leather seats.
Beetleragtop writes:
Wonderfully appointed...peppy and my wife loves it!
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
Beetleragtop writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."

Specs

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
30 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
40 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 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
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 31.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 7.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 705 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 168.8 in
Width 70.8 in 71.9 in
Height 57.4 in 58 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 100.1 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
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl/Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Pure White/Black Roof
  • Safari Uni/Black Roof
  • Stonewashed Blue Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Wind Deflector

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