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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn 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.

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$29,995
Invoice
$28,765
Average Price Paid
$25,954
785 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$30,745
Invoice
$29,515
Average Price Paid
$27,449
260 listings nationwide

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

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$28,041
Good Price
$25,126
Great Price
$23,459
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Fair Price
$28,087
Good Price
$25,760
Great Price
$24,430

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Despite its German branding, the 2021 Volkswagen Passat is an All-American midsize sedan. It was developed specifically for the United States market, and it’s built in Chattanooga, Ten...

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
No Data Available

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
35 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,200 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
206 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 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
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
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 948 lbs 882 lbs
Exterior
Length 193.6 in 185.2 in
Width 72.6 in 70.8 in
Height 58.7 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 105.6 in

Available Options

2021 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
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • GLI Autobahn Black Package

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