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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
$19,362
3,797 listings nationwide

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2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$28,645
Invoice
$27,471
Average Price Paid
$22,821
1,391 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$20,694
Good Price
$18,170
Great Price
$16,727
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$24,396
Good Price
$21,503
Great Price
$19,849

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 ...

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Volkswagen builds a full-size car in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has for nearly a decade. It’s called the Passat, and it gets a restyle for 2020. Huge inside like a full-size automobil...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

Specs

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
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 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 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 42.4 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 39.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 15.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 926 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 193.6 in
Width 70.8 in 72.2 in
Height 57.4 in 58 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 110.4 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
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Red Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

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