2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

MSRP range: $26,345 - $31,545
4.7 out of 5 stars(6)
MSRP$28,140
Edmunds suggests you pay$28,221
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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  • 2 Trims
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FAQ

Is the Volkswagen Jetta GLI a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Jetta GLI both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. You probably care about Volkswagen Jetta GLI fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Jetta GLI gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Jetta GLI has 14.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI:

  • New MIB3 infotainment system standard on Autobahn trim
  • Adaptive cruise control and other driver safety aids standard on Autobahn
  • Part of the seventh Jetta GLI generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Volkswagen Jetta GLI reliable?

To determine whether the Volkswagen Jetta GLI is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Jetta GLI. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Jetta GLI's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Jetta GLI and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Jetta GLI is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI?

The least-expensive 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,345.

Other versions include:

  • S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $26,345
  • S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $27,145
  • Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $30,745
  • Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $31,545
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What are the different models of Volkswagen Jetta GLI?

If you're interested in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the next question is, which Jetta GLI model is right for you? Jetta GLI variants include S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of Jetta GLI models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Overview

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is offered in the following submodels: Jetta GLI Sedan. Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Volkswagen Jetta GLI models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 228 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automated manual. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Jetta GLI 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Jetta GLI.

Pros

  • Quick acceleration and strong braking performance
  • Tidy and controlled handling for a small sedan
  • Smooth ride
  • Plenty of interior storage

Cons

  • Cabin feels a bit plasticky compared to others in the class
  • Lackluster base infotainment system

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Jetta GLI featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI?

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

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We are showing 3 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLIS are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI?

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
28 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
28 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/35 highway MPG

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
28 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/33 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG28
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume108.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase105.6 in.
Length185.2 in.
WidthN/A
Height57.9 in.
Curb Weight3228 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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