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2021 Chrysler 300 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

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2021 Chrysler
300

MSRP*: $32,215 to $39,165
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2021 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

MSRP*: $26,345 to $31,545
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Invoice* $30,827 to $37,046 $25,291 to $29,515
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 MPG 33 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 292-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 363-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 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, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 292 - 300 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 198.6 in 185.2 in
Exterior Width 75.0 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 38.5 in
Rear 37.2 in
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 300 than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chrysler 300 and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the front seats.

Convenience
The Chrysler 300 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). The Chrysler 300 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 Destination Charge for the Chrysler 300 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Dimensions
Since the Chrysler 300 is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chrysler 300, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Handling
The Chrysler 300 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chrysler 300 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Chrysler 300 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 Chrysler 300 and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chrysler 300 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.