2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S Manual

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Price with options: $26,345

MSRP: $26,345

Base Invoice: $25,291

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City: 24 - Hwy: 33

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Pros

The Jetta returns for 2021 with minimal changes.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Model Highlights

The 2021 Jetta is available in five trim levels. They include S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium and R-Line. All trims share the same 1.4L turbo-charged inline four-cylinder engine producing 184 foot-pounds of torque at a mere 1400 RPM. Horsepower is slightly down at 147 but with the slight decrease comes an astounding 40 miles per gallon highway rating. That makes the few dropped ponies hard to miss, especially when considering most turbocharged engines require premium gasoline while the Jetta is designed for regular 87 octane fuel. Base S vehicles and the sporty R-Line are equipped with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox while SEL and higher trims get a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic with start/stop technology standard for even more fuel savings.

The Jetta GLI is available in two trims the S and the Autobahn, both powered by as 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Jetta GLI produces 228 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque at 1700 RPM.

Base S trim models come very nicely equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic LED headlights. On the inside there's a 6-way adjustable cloth driver's seat, cruise control, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and a 6.5-inch infotainment system with a USB slot and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto/MirrorLink smartphone integration.

The SE trim adds passive entry, push-button start, a large 1st row panoramic sunroof, a leatherette steering wheel, heated seats, and V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces.

Stepping up to SEL trim buyers are treated to a BeatsAudio stereo system, 10-color interior ambient lighting, VW Digital Cockpit, wireless phone charging, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated wiper jets, and a remote starter.

SEL Premium adds leather seats, an integrated navigation system, and 17-inch alloy wheels with premium finish.

The R-Line gets a 6-speed manual as standard, blacked out aggressive exterior styling, a generous list of standard features and a race-inspired XDS Cross Differential. Exterior modifications include prominent R-Line badging, black grille accents, black painted mirrors, 17-inch R-Line alloy wheels and fog lights.

Standard and available safety features are plentiful on the Jetta, among the best lineup in the segment. Volkswagen offers standard features for S trim that include electronic stability control, engine brake-assist, front and side thorax airbags, curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring, and its Intelligent Crash Response System. Available features for higher trims include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, rear traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Model News

With rivals like the Honda Civic, Mazda3, and Subaru Impreza the Jetta stands out by being a jack of all trades, offering a little bit of everything to buyers. A more modern take to a classic looking exterior, spacious interior, an excellent driving experience, on top of great standard equipment and gas mileage, make the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta a contender to take down the near dozen contenders occupying the segment.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Value Writeup

Modern styling; practical and spacious interior; 40 mpg highway estimate; plenty of in-cabin entertainment options; advanced safety features

Brakes
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
13.4 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Electrical
540 Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary)
140 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
Engine
2.0 L/121 Displacement
Engine Order Code
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Engine Type
Gasoline Direct Injection Fuel System
228 @ 5000 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 1700 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Mileage
24 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
Suspension
Strut Suspension Type - Front
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transmission
Front Wheel Drive Drivetrain
1.10 Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 First Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
4.55 Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.09 Second Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 Third Gear Ratio (:1)
Manual w/OD Trans Description Cont.
Trans Description Cont. Again
V2 Trans Order Code
6 Trans Type
Vehicle
Compact Cars EPA Classification
Weight Information
3228 Base Curb Weight (lbs)
MECHANICAL
Engine: 2.0L TSI 228HP DOHC 16V I4 Turbocharged -inc: direct injection
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Front-Wheel Drive
3.24 Axle Ratio
Engine Oil Cooler
60-Amp/Hr 540CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
140 Amp Alternator
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Sport Tuned Suspension
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
Security System Pre-Wiring
Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 18" Two-Tone Twin 5-Spoke Machined Alloy
Tires: 225/45R18 All-Season
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Rocker Panel Extensions
Black Side Windows Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Lip Spoiler
Black Grille
Front License Plate Bracket
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Auto On/Off Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: Composition Color w/6.5" Touchscreen -inc: AM/FM radio and WMA/MP3 player w/USB-C input, 6 speaker sound system, App-Connect smartphone integration w/Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink via USB, capability for in-vehicle 4G LTE enabled Wi-Fi (cellular data plan required; includes limited trial), capability for VW Car-Net services (capabilities for certain services vary; requires enrollment or subscription) and Bluetooth connectivity (for compatible devices)
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Audio Theft Deterrent
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
INTERIOR
Heated Front Comfort Sport Seats -inc: 6-way manual driver's seat w/height adjustment and 4-way manual front passenger seat
Driver Seat
Passenger Seat
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Carbon Fiber Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material
Cloth Seating Surfaces
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
VW Car-Net services (capabilities require enrollment or subscription) Tracker System
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Appearance
Seats w/Cloth Back Material
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
Engine Immobilizer
1 12V DC Power Outlet
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot
Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking) and Rear Traffic Alert
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Side Curtain Protection Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera