Driver angle of a red 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI parked on the side of a street

Differences Between the 2019 VW Jetta and 2019 VW Jetta GLI

As you were researching options for a new sedan, you may have noticed that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI are both available. They look about the same and share the Jetta name. So, what are the differences between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI? Keep reading to find out!

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Performance and Gas Mileage

The biggest difference between these two sedans is the performance. The 2019 VW Jetta GLI features a stronger engine for enhanced performance. This model is powered at 228 horsepower with its 2.0L TSI® turbocharged engine. The 2019 VW Jetta also has a turbo engine but runs at 147 horsepower.

Since the engines are different, fuel economy in these sedans also vary. The Jetta GLI has 32 highway mpg and 25 city mpg. Meanwhile, the Jetta travels at 40 highway mpg and 30 city mpg.

Front passenger angle of a blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta driving down a road2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Front passenger angle of a red 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI driving down a road with a city in the background2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Features and MSRP

Depending on your choice, the features included will also vary. For instance, the Jetta GLI offers sport seats, a rear-view camera, GLI badging, and more that the Jetta doesn’t offer. Of course, the Jetta is equipped with plenty of great features as well. The Jetta GLI simply offers the upgraded experience.

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With more performance and features, the 2019 VW Jetta GLI starts at $25,995 MSRP. Meanwhile, the 2019 VW Jetta starts at $18,745. So, which should you buy? That depends on your budget and what you are looking for in a new sedan. If an efficient, reliable, and affordable sedan is on your list, then the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta may be right for you. If money isn’t as much a concern and you are looking for more thrill and comfort, then the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is an attractive option.

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Need help deciding which sedan to buy? We can help here at Boucher Volkswagen of Franklin! Stop by to see the models available and the features included. If you don’t have time to stop in, don’t worry. Ask any questions you have about the 2019 VW Jetta or 2019 VW Jetta GLI here on our website.