Should I Buy: 2020 Jetta or 2020 Jetta GLI
You’ve narrowed it down to either the 2020 Jetta or the 2020 Jetta GLI, but you’re not quite certain which to choose? Let us help.
Here’s our comparison to show you the differences between the 2020 Jetta and the 2020 Jetta GLI.
2020 Jetta vs 2020 Jetta GLI Comparison
|Model||Engine||Horsepower/Torque||Transmission||MPG (city/hwy)||Starting MSRP|
|Jetta S||1.4L turbo 4-cyl||147 hp / 184 lb-ft||6-speed manual / 8-speed auto||30/40||$18,895|
|Jetta SE||1.4L turbo 4-cyl||147 hp / 184 lb-ft||8-speed auto||30/40||$22,645|
|Jetta R-Line||1.4L turbo 4-cyl||147 hp / 184 lb-ft||6-speed manual / 8-speed auto||30/40||$22,695|
|Jetta SEL||1.4L turbo 4-cyl||147 hp / 184 lb-ft||8-speed auto||30/40||$25,495|
|Jetta SEL Premium||1.4L turbo 4-cyl||147 hp / 184 lb-ft||8-speed auto||30/40||$27,945|
|Jetta GLI S||2.0L turbo 4-cyl||228 hp / 258 lb-ft||6-speed manual / 7-speed DSG||25/33||$26,245|
|Jetta GLI Autobahn||2.0L turbo 4-cyl||228 hp / 258 lb-ft||6-speed manual / 7-speed DSG||25/33||$29,945|
Which Should I Get?
If you want save money upfront and on fuel costs, then the Jetta lineup is perfect for you. With the base model Jetta S costing around $7,400 less than the Jetta GLI S, the Jetta is indisputably the more affordable choice. Similarly, it averages 5 city and 7 highway miler per gallon more than its GLI counterpart.
The Jetta GLI is a performance variant, so it’s perfect for those that want a sportier experience. With access to a more powerful engine, DCC adaptive chassis control dampers, a VAQ limited-slip front differential, performance brakes, and the racing-developed 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Interested in Either Model?
Schedule a test drive for either model (or both) at Capistrano Volkswagen in San Juan Capistrano, CA. If you have any questions about the 2020 Jetta, the 2020 Jetta GLI, financing options, or anything else, feel free to call us and ask. We’re always happy to help.