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2021 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$19,925 to $28,210
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $18,830 to $26,119 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 29 - 31 25
MPG - Hwy 36 - 40 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** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Toyota Corolla, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the front seats.

Convenience
The Toyota Corolla 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Corolla will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Toyota Corolla will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

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

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

Handling
The Toyota Corolla has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Corolla 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 Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The Toyota Corolla 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 Toyota Corolla is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.