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2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$18,895 to $27,945
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $18,139 to $26,827 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 30 25
MPG - Hwy 40 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
The Volkswagen Jetta offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Volkswagen Jetta as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Jetta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.