The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which recently debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, combines the sleek new design, roomier cabin, and new premium features of the 2019 VW Jetta with a high-performance engine, advanced performance technologies, and sporty styling enhancements.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Trims and Pricing
The 2019 Volkswagen GLI is offered in three trims: GLI S, GLI 35th Anniversary Edition, and GLI Autobahn. The GLI S with the six-speed transmission costs $25,995 MSRP, while the GLI S with the seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission costs $26,795 MSRP. The GLI 35th Anniversary Edition with the manual transmission costs $26,995 MSRP, while the GLI 35th Anniversary Edition with the automatic transmission costs $27,795 MSRP. The GLI Autobahn with the manual transmission costs $29,195 MSRP, while the GLI Autobahn with the automatic transmission costs $29,995 MSRP. These prices do not include the $895 destination fee.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Engine Specs and Fuel Economy
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine, which delivers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Even with this impressive power output, the Jetta GLI is still quite efficient, with an estimated fuel economy of 25 city/32 hwy mpg.
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The Jetta GLI provides sporty handling and a smooth ride with the independent sport suspension, while confident braking comes courtesy of the 13.4-inch diameter vented discs. These are the same brakes that are on the high-performance VW Golf R. Additional performance technologies include the electric power-assisted steering and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential, which provides superb corning performance. Also, the Jetta GLI offers driving personalization with the Driving Mode Selection feature, with settings for Normal, Sport, Comfort, Eco, and Custom.