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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$17,995 to $25,620
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $17,941 to $24,646 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 28 - 31 25
MPG - Hwy 38 - 48 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Cruze than in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, due to the Chevrolet Cruze's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the Chevrolet Cruze may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Cruze will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze is clearly a better financial choice over 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. In this case, the Chevrolet Cruze will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Cruze takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Cruze has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.