2020 Vollkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Vollkswagen Jetta GLI
2020 Vollkswagen Jetta 2020 Vollkswagen Jetta GLI

  Engine

1.4L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4

  Horsepower

147 228

  MPG (City/Highway)

30/40 * 25/33 *

2020 Vollkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Vollkswagen Jetta GLI

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

When our customers at Suburban Volkswagen of Farmington Hills stop by to check out the popular Jetta sedan, they often want to know about the differences between the Jetta and the Jetta GLI. The Jetta GLI is a unique model that sits over the Jetta in the 2020 trim line. Both of these models carry more than 40 years of evolution, so you will not be disappointed with any aspect of the driving experience that they provide. While the Jetta GLI is known as a high-performance variation of the Jetta, performance is only one of the differences that you need to learn about before you pick out your next car from Suburban Volkswagen of Farmington Hills.

Performance

The first difference that you may notice between the Jetta and the Jetta GLI is in their price. The base MSRP of the Jetta GLI is approximately $7,000 higher than the base price of the Jetta. What do you get for the extra cost? The 2020 Jetta has two trim options, and both of them are equipped with a turbocharged 1.4-liter, 147-horsepower gas engine. You can step up the performance of the Jetta by adding a Cross Differential System XDS and drive mode select. The 2020 Jetta GLI has two trims, which are both powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas engine that generates 228 horsepower. DCC adaptive chassis control and a VAQ limited-slip differential further enhance the performance of the Jetta GLI. A test drive of both models and their unique powertrains at Suburban Volkswagen of Farmington Hills is a convenient way to personally experience the differences.

Appearance

At first glance, the Jetta and the Jetta GLI for 2020 are identical vehicles. Their exterior style updates from the 2019 generational change are found across both models. This style includes horizontal flow through the grille's design, the side panel definition, and other elements. The headlights are directly linked to the grille, and they have C-shaped LED ribbons for a stunning touch. These two models also have fog lamps, 17-inch wheels, remote entry, and other elements. The Jetta GLI does stand apart visually with red accents throughout the interior and exterior, and this coloring is paired with special GLI badging.

Features

Interior and tech features in the 2020 Jetta and the Jetta GLI are almost identical across the two trims for both models. The equipment that you could appreciate while driving your new Volkswagen includes a blind spot monitor, a power sunroof, a Car-Net app, heated front seats, leather material in beautiful color possibilities, a heated and flat-bottom steering wheel with several mounted functions, smart device integration, a touch display screen, personalized driver profiles, a navigation system, power windows, a keyless ignition, and others.

Our inventory at Suburban Volkswagen of Farmington Hills has at least a few possibilities for you to consider today that could be a smart fit for your wants and needs. Whether you are leaning toward the Jetta or the Jetta GLI, you need to visit our dealership soon to get to know these two models and to pick out your next Volkswagen.

* 30 city/40 highway mpg (2020 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

25 city/33 highway mpg (2020 Jetta GLI S 2.0L TSI®, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.