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Audi A3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta GLI

In comparing the Audi A3 to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the Audi A3 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Volkswagen Jetta GLI has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi A3 versus the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a better car than the Audi A3.

Audi A3 versus Volkswagen Jetta GLI Pricing

For a new model, the Audi A3's price is between $35,739 and $43,455, with the Volkswagen Jetta GLI priced between $27,800 and $34,344.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi A3’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI base engine makes 228 horsepower. The A3 is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 502 miles. The Jetta GLI is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Audi A3 has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

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2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$35,739 - $43,455

Used Asking Price:

$27,749 - $38,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,800 - $34,344

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 39
15 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

19 / 51
22 / 51

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2.0T Premium, 2.0T quattro Premium Plus, 2.0T Premium Plus, 2.0T quattro Premium

Trim Levels

Autobahn

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 4400 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.070 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 38 / 32

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 502 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 37 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

343 / 488 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

36.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

10.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

87.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

14.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

94.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3318 lbs

Width:

78.1 inches

Height:

56.2 inches

Length:

176.9 inches

Wheelbase:

103.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3272 lbs

Width:

70.8 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

186.9 inches

Wheelbase:

105.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

P225/45R18