The Volkswagen Jetta GLI offers exceptional features and options, for equally impressive pricing. Available in three trim levels, the VW Jetta GLI has a starting MSRP of $23,495. The Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn, with an MSRP of $25,545, adds 18” alloy wheels, sunroof, dual zone climate control, heated V-Tex Leatherette seats and the Fender® Premium Audio System. The top of the line Jetta GLI Autobahn with Navigation adds the RNS-315 navigation system and keyless access with push-button start technology for an MSRP of $26,445.
The new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI combines the comfort and sophistication of a VW Jetta with aggressive performance and handling in a sporty yet sleek package. The all-new VW Jetta GLI is the most differentiated Jetta GLI model ever made by Volkswagen.
The sporty Volkswagen Jetta GLI boasts the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, generating 200 horsepower and a full 207 lb.-ft. of torque at just 1,700 rpm, contributing to drivability and response of the vehicle in both everyday and performance situations. The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is offered with a six speed manual transmission as standard equipment. This new model is significantly lighter than the previous VW Jetta GLI and it offers power and performance coupled with German sensibilities. While EPA figures are not yet available, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI is expected to deliver 31 mpg highway with the manual and 32 mpg highway with the DSG® automatic.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Exterior
The Jetta GLI combines performance, space and comfort in one sleek package. At 182.2 inches long, 57.2 inches tall and 70 inches wide, it is more than 2.9 inches longer than previous Jetta models.
The aggressive styling of the Jetta GLI is powerfully emphasized by the arches of the wheel wells available with 17” or 18” alloys. Sleek lines and sporty shoulders dominate the rear section. The smoked taillights stand out with two distinct sections extending on either side from the fender into the tailgate above the dual exhaust tips.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI : Interior
Like the exterior, the interior of the VW Jetta GLI stays true to its sport and performance roots. Featuring sport bucket seats with red stitching and a sport flat-bottom steering wheel with red stitching, the GLI logo and aluminum accents, the interior styling consistently follows the clean, sporty lines of the car. The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is available in cloth or V-Tex Leatherette and also features sleek alloy pedals, shifter, dash and door trim.