Volkswagen Jetta vs Volkswagen Jetta GLI Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T R-Line FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
35th Anniversary Edition FWD
MSRP
$26,995
Invoice
$25,915
Average Price Paid
$22,617
265 listings nationwide

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
35th Anniversary Edition FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,793
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
35th Anniversary Edition FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,219
31 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
35th Anniversary Edition FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

Volkswagen settled on a basic formula in the 1980s: Take a popular economy car and hot-rod it without dramatically increasing price or fuel consumption. The result was a hopped-up Rabb...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

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 Jetta GLI
35th Anniversary Edition FWD
10
writes:
Car has nice but firm ride. Roomy interior and nice sized trunk. Pros: good performance, excellent DSG transm...
Power Ranked 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWD worse.
"GLI has more hp and torque. "
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWD worse.
"GLI has more back seat room. "
15
writes:
This car is just a sharp sporty vehicle for the owner that wants more sophisticated styling. It sits in a clas...
Power Ranked 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line FWD worse.
"It has a larger more powerful engine. 245hp compared to 201hp in the Hyundai Elantra GT N Line."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line FWD better.
"The saving grace of the Hyundai Elantra GT N Line is it a sleep car, you get the cargo space but also very fun to drive!"

Specs

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
35th Anniversary Edition FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
30 MPG
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
40 MPG
32 MPG
32 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
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 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
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 Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 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 --
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 41.1 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 893 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 185.1 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 57.4 in 57.4 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 105.7 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 Jetta GLI
35th Anniversary Edition FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure Gray W/Black Roof
  • Pure White W/Black Roof
  • Tornado Red W/Black Roof

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