The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI ranks among the most fun-to-drive compact sedans in its class. A smooth ride quality and comfortable interior also make the Jetta GLI a practical choice. According to the Riverside VW dealership, some key updates were made to the 2020 model. Not only does the sedan now come standard with a Wi-Fi hotspot, but an eye-catching Black appearance package has also arrived.
Riverside Volkswagen drivers have two trims to choose from: S and Autobahn. The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard.
The Jetta GLI delivers strong acceleration. When tested by Car and Driver, the sedan recorded a zero-to-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds. Regardless of which transmission you choose, expect to get up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway.*
Sharp handling enables the 2020 Volkswagen GTI to inspire drivers with confidence. By helping to eliminate understeer, the sedan's limited-slip front differential lock gives you more control. While a sports-tuned suspension comes standard, VW’s optional Adaptive Chassis Control system enables you to adjust the suspension firmness. Performance summer tires are also available for no additional cost. Four driving modes enable you to alter how the car performs at the touch of a button.
While the performance-focused Jetta GLI is based on the standard Jetta, it has a more aggressive exterior. A black honeycomb grille with red accents helps the sedan to stand out on the street. LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights come standard. On the rear, chrome exhaust finishers add to the Jetta GLI’s sportiness. New for 2020 is the Autobahn trim’s optional Black package. Exclusive 18-inch black wheel and blacked-out styling treatments bring a more exciting look.
Designed to accommodate up to five passengers, the Jetta GLI is sized just right for most families. Its backseat is among the most spacious in the segment. Comfort is a big priority for the new Jetta GLI. While heated front seats come standard, an optional Cold Weather package adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. Leather upholstery lines the luxurious Autobahn trim’s cabin.
There’s more than enough technology inside the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. While a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes standard, you can upgrade to a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen. VW’s available Digital Cockpit replaces the standard analog gauges with a customizable screen. Meanwhile, music fans will be interested in the available 400-watt BeatsAudio premium sound system
Several great safety features are available on the new Jetta GLI. Automatic Post Collision Braking comes standard, which helps reduce the seriousness of a crash. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection and automatic emergency braking is also standard.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.