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2008 Audi A3

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

  2008 Audi A3 PZEV 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen S
MSRP
$25,930
$19,075
Invoice $24,115 $18,400
MPG
City/Highway
18/29 20/41
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Audi A3 is more than an upscale Volkswagen Rabbit, thanks to its fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark. Read Full Review It's been a long time coming back, but the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen gives crossover buyers something else to consider―and diesel power is on the way. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Smooth turbo four or V-6 power
  • Brilliant S-tronic transmission
  • Neutral handling
  • Lots of cargo room

Dislikes:

  • Not a great-looking car
  • Electric power steering feels artificial
  • Priciest versions pass $30,000

Likes:

  • Pert Audi-like styling
  • Optional 200-horsepower turbo engine
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Standard safety features

Dislikes:

  • Dull performance from standard five-cylinder engine
  • Seats raised, the cargo area isn't huge
  • No all-wheel-drive option
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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