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2021 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

Picture of the 2021 BMW 228 Gran Coupe

2021 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

MSRP*: $35,700 to $37,700
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2021 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

MSRP*: $26,345 to $31,545
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Invoice* $33,700 to $35,560 $25,291 to $29,515
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 MPG 33 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 228 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 178.5 in 185.2 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 34.4 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 35.6 - 38.2 in
Front 38.5 in
Rear 37.2 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 228 Gran Coupe as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 228 Gran Coupe is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Warranty
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.