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Which 2021 Jetta trim gets the best mpg?

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy and Performance Specs

Starting at just $18,895, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most affordable compact sedans on the market. That affordability extends to operating costs as well, thanks to its generous extended warranties. But it also encompasses efficiency, something that the Jetta excels at.

Which 2021 Jetta trim gets the best gas mileage? And what about the 2021 Jetta GLI trims? Keep reading to find out.

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Fuel Economy Sorted by Trim

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta comes with one of two different engines and three different transmissions. Look below to see what the Jetta model you want gets for gas mileage.

2021 Jetta side profile

1.4-liter Turbo-Four Models

  • S (6MT) – 30-city/40-hwy
  • S (8AT) – 30-city/40-hwy
  • SE (8AT) – 30-city/40-hwy
  • R-Line (6MT) – 30-city/40-hwy
  • R-Line (8AT) – 30-city/40-hwy
  • SEL (8AT) – 30-city/40-hwy
  • SEL Premium (8AT) – 30-city/40-hwy

2.0-liter Turbo-Four GLI Models

  • S (6MT) – 25-city/33-hwy
  • S (7DSG) – 25-city/32-hwy
  • Autobahn (6MT) – 25-city/33-hwy
  • Autobahn (7DSG) – 25-city/32-hwy

Performance Specs

As previously mentioned, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is available with two different powertrains: a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 1.4-liter engine produces 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The engine is either paired with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The GLI-only 2.0-liter engine produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It can also be paired with a six-speed manual or a special seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. All Jetta and Jetta GLI trims are FWD.

Interested in a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta?

If you have any questions about a new Jetta or Jetta GLI model, give Capistrano Volkswagen a call. We can go over things like in-depth specifications, standard and available features, pricing, and more. And don’t forget to check out the Volkswagen financing incentives to make sure you’re getting the best deal on the new Jetta model you want.