2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Consumer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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My 10th VW

William Zimmer, 04/27/2021
Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I bought it sight unseen from a dealer 100 miles away and had them deliver it the next day. Performance and handling is fantastic. Love the wireless Apple CarPlay and the wireless charging. My last GLi was an ‘86. This one is light years better! Update: after several months of ownership, no problems and I still love it!

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Snappy

Terry, 04/19/2021
S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Drove 130 miles to pick it up without test driving my car and took about 15 minutes to fill out the paper work. Great car for the money not the most luxurious interior but I like them that way and in sport mode the car will get up and go. Manual transmission is easy to get use to and is pretty snappy.

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This car kicks ass

VW owner, 05/30/2021
Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Just bought a Jetta GLI Autobahn and absolutely love it. The car is a firecracker with plenty of pep and great handling. I read about a substandard interior and that is simply not the case. Not sure how you much better in this price range. Great car.

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Fast and sporty but cheap feeling

AC Chicago , 06/08/2021
Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I owned a 2006 GLI and was eager to drive the 2021 model. The car was fast and has great technology but I was surprised by how cheap the finishings felt. Doors closed with a tinny clink rather than a reassuring thud. Cheap plastic abounds. Low quality leather. Poor sound insulation. I was really disappointed and decided to focus on a CPO A4 or 328i for the same price. VW obviously cut lots of corners to price competitively and it shows.

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nicely disguised rocket ship

Peter from Ojai, 06/13/2021
S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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It looks like a Jetta, but it drive like a GTI. This is my 2nd (the first was a 2013), and I couldn't be happier with its power, handling, transmission and basic creature comforts.I got the low-end S model because the Autobahn trim with nav, leather, etc was not available within 500 miles. One unexpected upside: more ceiling room, which gives the cabin an airier feel and allows for a higher seat adjustment.

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