Volkswagen R32 vs Volkswagen Jetta GLI Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
No Data Available
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$30,745
Invoice
$29,515
Average Price Paid
$27,524
393 listings nationwide

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2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
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Autobahn FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,647
28 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,600

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base

Big news from the 2007 Chicago Auto Show is the return of the Volkswagen R32 for 2008, a racing-inspired version of the Golf hatchback, similar in looks to the GTI, but with more muscl...

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
No Expert Reviews

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

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
65
Andy 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Yes — It's a freakin .:R :) Imagine a car built for the sole purpose of showing off your talents. The 200...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexei 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Must Have — Wolf in sheep's clothings. Looks like old fat boy. Can kick ass most of competitors. Infinities do ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

105
Martin 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Good German Build — I personally do not like the DSG gearbox with the F1 pedals. The sound is the best! The first versio...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
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Specs

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
35 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
250 hp @ 6,300 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.9:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
3,200 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.77 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 Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom -- 41.1 in
Back Legroom -- 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.7 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,238 lbs 882 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.2 in 185.2 in
Width 69.2 in 70.8 in
Height 57.7 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 105.6 in

Available Options

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
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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