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2016 Highlights

The Jetta's slow and inefficient base engine has finally been shown the door, replaced by a modern, small turbocharged four-cylinder in the S and SE trim levels. Every Jetta also gets a new touchscreen interface, while advanced accident avoidance tech is added to the options list. Finally, the diesel-powered Jetta TDI will be unavailable for much or all of 2016 as Volkswagen corrects the car's non-compliant emissions system.

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  • Big backseat and trunk
  • energetic and fuel-efficient turbocharged engines
  • responsive hybrid powertrain.


  • Middling handling and steering
  • some subpar cabin materials, particularly in the lower trims
  • pricier than some rivals
  • GLI sport model isn't truly sporty.

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Used 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2016 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Deep Black Pearl Titan Black leatherette14,336 miles
Used 2016Volkswagen Jetta2.0T GLI SEL
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This Volkswagen Jetta GLI is ready to roll today and is the perfect vehicle for you. Nobody wants a vehicle that has been through the ringer. That is why at Merlex Auto Group we verified this vehicle is a one-owner vehicle through an extensive title record confirmation. Want a vehicle with low miles? This Volkswagen Jetta GLI has exceptionally low miles with the odometer reading at . Want that 'new car' smell? This vehicle still has it, because it has never been smoked in. Many factors go into buying a used car and knowing a vehicle's service history is one of the most important. At Merlex Auto Group, we provide a full SERVICE HISTORY to back what we sell. Our customer's safety is important to us. We guarantee that this vehicle has never suffered damage from a wreck. Feel like royalty in the luxury of this vehicle. You won't find a mechanical difference between this vehicle and the same vehicle fresh off the factory floor. It is obvious that the previous owner took really good care of it because the exterior finish is immaculate. Enjoy your new ride knowing the interior could pass a 'white glove' test as it has been well cared and has no damage or stains. The previous owner kept this exterior in good condition and kept it from rusting and getting dings and dents. The interior is really quite clean and has no unsightly stains or rips anywhere to be found. We provide the best GUARANTEED FINANCING of any used car dealership around and back this up by actually getting you approved. Get great financing and low monthly payments on this Jetta GLI with approved credit. Call us today at (703) 685-9312 for more information. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Cabin John!

Volkswagen Jetta 2016 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Platinum Gray Metallic Titan Black leatherette29,741 miles
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Features & Specs

2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed manual
Horsepower210 hp @ 5300 rpm210 hp @ 5300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.1%

IIHS Rating
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  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Update to earlier review.....
Since writing the initial review below, some things have changed. On 3 separate occasions, I have had the EPC light come on, and the engine loses power. This is particularly concerning when you're traveling at 70mph, go to pass someone, and the RPM's drop and you have to hope no one is on your rear end. I've had it towed back into the dealer once for this. The other 2 times (today being #3), I drove it back there. The previous 2 visits yielded the "Cannot duplicate problem at dealership" comment. And once it was blamed on a theory maybe it was bad gas or the fuel level was too low, and the car went into "safe" mode....whatever that means. Today, it had 80 miles to empty on it when it happened. VW Customer Care has been ZERO help, since the dealer cannot duplicate the issue. Which basically means, they hook up their computer, it throws no codes, they drive it down the street and back, and say they can't find anything. It's extremely unsettling when it happens, and I'm losing more and more confidence in the car and its reliability. I had 3 VW's in the early/mid 2000's, and had zero issues. Since returning to them, the 2014 GTI I had was a disaster, and now the 2016 GLI looks like it's following in its footsteps. Once I'm out of this lease, I'm done with them. Original review........ I came out of a 2014 GTI and into a 2016 GLI, so it's hard not to compare the two. For those who think the GLI is a GTI's not. The current GLI and GTI may have the same HP (210), but the GTI is has 258lbft of torque, where as the GLI still has 207lbft. Overall, it's a pretty decent ride, given it's older platform. They've done a good job making upgrades to the interior since this generation was introduced. There are still a few things that remain, like the hard plastic door panels, that remind you it's still a Jetta. The upgraded electronics work quite well, despite the USB being in a tight spot (under the HVAC, in front of the shifter). The Fender audio sounds great, but get too carried away with the bass, and again you're reminded this is still the old Jetta (rattles). The seats are comfortable, but if you're used to GTI seats, they don't hug you as much. And it has V-Tex, instead of leather, but I don't have a problem with that. The 2.0t is plenty peppy for my long commute to work. The GTI was more zippy, but the Jetta will get out of it's own way with no problem. I do notice more of a DSG lag in this car, than I did in the GTI, especially from a stop. It definitely rides better and is more quiet than the GTI, and so far the MPG is much better (and it uses regular unleaded now). The option content on this car is fantastic. Has all the bells and whistles. It would be nice to have dual power seats and power lumbar, however. To get this similar content in the GTI, you'd spend $6-$7k more, and with the way GTI's lease now ($500+ a month), that's a hard sell. My 2014 GTI was in the shop multiple times in the past year.....for big items.....water pump, A/C system replaced, sunroof system replaced, and a new intake manifold. That made a new one an even harder sell for me. The dealer got me out of my lease halfway through it, and into this car for the same payment, so I am happy with that decision. The new MQB platform should be coming on the Jetta within the next year or so, so you may want to wait for that. Some think the current Jetta is bland and boring, but I've always been a fan of VW's understated styling. They will look good for years, compared to some radically designed car, IMO. I still think it's worth a test drive. Just be sure to have your dealer confirm it IS NOT one of the GLI's that is on stop sale for bad cam shafts. They should be able to check that, by the VIN.
New VW has a 3 hour lifespan
I leased a new VW Jetta at the Santan VW in Phoenix AZ, in April this year. It was a brand new 2.0T SEL and I was very excited for my first ever new car that my parents had got for me as I graduated high school. The nightmares were just an hour away. As we drove back to Tucson, first the engine light went on about 70 miles into our return. It was about 9 pm but the dealership sales person who had sold me the car answered right away and told me that perhaps there was nothing wrong and I should not worry about it. Then the electronic malfunction light went on and about 2 miles from home the car started to shake and shudder like one of the cylinders was missing or misfiring. By this time it was 10pm and no one to turn to for what to do. After a sleepless night, I was able to speak with the dealership in Phoenix the next day and they told me to have the care transported to the nearest dealer in Tucson. Imagine the sight of my first brand new car being lifted on to a flat bed to be taken to the dealership 16 hours after I had gotten it. After a few hours of baited breath I was told that the fuel injectors in two cylinders were blocked and would have to be replaced. I was quite upset to hear this and after multiple back and forth phone calls with the dealer who would not initially believe this, my father was able to speak with someone senior at the dealership. They kept saying that the problem was easy to fix and it was only a minor issue but eventually gave in and said they would exchange the car for a new one. I had to accept whatever they had available in the same trim and I did. Every time I get into this car, I wonder what is going to go wrong next. You all can take away whatever you think from this experience, but certainly not what one would expect from a brand new car, no matter what make or model!
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Great prices now.Take advantage when you can.I just went from a 2013 see to a 2016 GLI sel for 25.00 more per month.
Used 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL Overview

The Used 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL is offered in the following styles: 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). The Used 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL comes with front wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed manual, . The Used 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL Gas Mileage

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
27 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
27 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/33 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG27
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume109.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase104.4 in.
Length182.2 in.
Width70.0 in.
Height56.6 in.
Curb Weight3169 lbs.