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2020 Subaru WRX vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2020 Subaru WRX

2020 Subaru
WRX

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$27,495 to $32,095
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $25,925 to $30,170 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 21 25
MPG - Hwy 27 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI than the Subaru WRX, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the Subaru WRX 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 Subaru WRX 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 Subaru WRX 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 WRX and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru WRX is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The Subaru WRX is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Subaru WRX 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 WRX is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The Subaru WRX has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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