2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Volkswagen gave Jetta fans a real treat during the 2019 model year when it brought back the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Those same fans are in for another treat during the 2020 model year, as the VW Jetta GLI is back again right here at Boucher VW of Franklin near Milwaukee, WI.

But should Jetta fans choose the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta or the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI? That’s what we’re here to figure out, as we’re going to pit the two new Jetta lineups against each other in a head-to-head model comparison. When it’s all said and done, you’ll know exactly which new VW Jetta is right for you.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Turbocharged 1.4L I-4 Engine 2.0L I-4 TSI

147 HP & 184 lb-ft.

Horsepower and Torque 228 HP & 158 lb-ft.
94.7 Cubic-Feet Passenger Space 94.7 Cubic-Feet
14.1 Cubic-Feet Cargo Space 14.1 Cubic-Feet


Comparing the Engines, Power Ratings, and Interior Space Specifications of the 2020 VW Jetta and 2020 VW Jetta GLI at Boucher VW of Franklin near Milwaukee WI

Let’s kick off our 2020 Jetta versus 2020 Jetta GLI new sedan comparison by checking out what’s under the hood of these two new sedan lineups.

As you can see in our comparison table above, the 2020 VW Jetta GLI features more power thanks to the 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque offered by its 2.0-liter I-4 TSI engine – compared to the 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque offered by the turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4 engine of the 2020 VW Jetta lineup. What’s not shown, however, is that the 2020 VW Jetta lineup gets better gas mileage than the 2020 VW Jetta GLI.

One aspect of the two new sedan lineups that’s the same is the interior space they offer. As outlined in our comparison table above, all 2020 Jetta and 2020 Jetta GLI models feature the same amount of passenger and cargo space. Both lineups also provide you with a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features.

For more on the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, please contact our staff here at Boucher VW of Franklin near Milwaukee, WI.

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