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2015 BMW 328 vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 328 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW 328 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Convenience
The BMW 328 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 328 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 328 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Dimensions
The BMW 328 is a little wider than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW 328 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 328 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Handling
The BMW 328 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328 has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 328 and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The BMW 328 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 328 than that of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

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2015 BMW
328

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MSRP*: $41,950

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 22 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 33 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $38,595 $20,155 - $25,503

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