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2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru
Legacy

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$22,745 to $35,895
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $21,486 to $33,523 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 24 - 27 25
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The Subaru Legacy will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Legacy is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Legacy, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

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

Handling
The Subaru Legacy has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The Subaru Legacy has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

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