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How much does the 2021 Jetta cost?

2021 Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta GLI Starting MSRPs

One of the best talking points for the Jetta is its affordability. However, the Jetta and the Jetta GLI run the gambit from sub-$20k economy car to fully loaded performance vehicle, with a range of choices falling between those two goal posts. Let’s take a look at how much each of those choices cost.

Here’s how much the 2021 Jetta and Jett GLI costs, depending on the trim you choose.


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Jetta Starting Prices Sorted by Trim

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The 2021 Jetta is available in five different trims: S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. Two of those trims—the S and R-Line—have a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission variant. Here are their starting MSRPs as listed on the Volkswagen website:

  • S 6MT – $18,995
  • S 8AT – $19,795
  • SE – $22,895
  • R-Line 6MT – $22,795
  • R-Line 8AT – $23,595
  • SEL – $25,745
  • SEL Premium – $28,045

Jetta GLI Starting Price Sorted by Trim

The 2021 Jetta GLI has two different trims, both of which also have two separate gearbox options. Standard equipment is a six-speed manual transmission; a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG) is available. Here are their starting MSRPs:

  • GLI S 6MT – $26,345
  • GLI S 7DSG – $28,435
  • GLI Autobahn 6MT – $30,745
  • GLI Autobahn 7DSG – $31,545

What’s the Difference Between Jetta and GLI?

There are multiple differences, but the big ones are engine and transmission. The different transmissions are already listed above. The Jetta has a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder that pumps out 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Jetta GLI sports a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder. It produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Interested in a 2021 Jetta?

To learn more about the 2021 Jetta, give Capistrano Volkswagen a call. We can discuss vehicle specs, available features, financing opportunities, and more.