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2016 volkswagen jetta 2.0T GLI SEL Gas Mileage
2016 volkswagen jetta 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 27 combined MPG 24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2016 volkswagen jetta 2.0T GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 27 combined MPG 23 city MPG/33 highway MPG
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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). Pre-owned Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 210 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2016 Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed manual.
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The used 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI SEL is priced around $22655 with average odometer reading of 10642 miles.
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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 sedan.....it'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.
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Available Volkswagen Jetta 2016 2.0T GLI SEL Trims: SE PZEV, 1.4T SE, S, 1.4T S, 1.8T SE Sport, 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition, 2.0T GLI, SE, SEL PZEV, 2.5, S w/Technology, GLS, TDI SE w/Connectivity, 1.8T Sport PZEV, Wolfsburg Edition, TDI S, GL, 1.8T SEL, SE PZEV w/Connectivity, SE PZEV w/Connectivity, Navigation, SEL, Wolfsburg Edition PZEV, 1.4T S w/Technology, Limited Edition PZEV, Sport, TDI, TDI SEL, GLS 1.8T, S PZEV, 1.8T SEL PZEV, 2.5 PZEV, GLI, SE w/Connectivity, Value Edition, GLS TDI, Value Edition , 1.8T SEL Premium, 1.4T SE w/Connectivity, 1.8T Sport, Base, GLI SE PZEV, GLX VR6, SportWagen SE PZEV, 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV, GL TDI, SE w/Connectivity, Navigation, SportWagen SE, 2.0T GLI SE PZEV, GLS PZEV, Limited Edition, SportWagen S, Value Edition PZEV, 2.0T, 2.0T GLI SEL, GLS VR6, SEL Premium PZEV, SportWagen S PZEV, Base PZEV, Fahrenheit GLI, GL (1999.5), GL 1.8T, GL PZEV, GLI 1.8T, GLI SEL, GLI SEL PZEV, GLI VR6, GLS TDi, Hybrid SEL Premium, TDI Value Edition
Exterior Colors: Platinum Gray Metallic, Black, Pure White, Black Uni, Silk Blue Metallic, Tornado Red, Candy White, Tempest Blue Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Moonrock Silver Metallic, Toffee Brown Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof, Pure White/Black Roof, Platinum Gray, Tornado Red/Black Roof, Blue Graphite Metallic, Salsa Red, Campanella White, Deep Black Pearl, Reflex Silver, White Gold Metallic, Cool White, Dark Bronze Metallic, Galactic Blue, Shadow Blue, Silver Arrow Metallic, Alaska Green Metallic, Baltic Green Pearl, Silver Arrow, Wheat Beige, Atlantic Blue, Blue Graphite, Deep Black Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Spice Red, Wheat Beige Metallic, Alaska Green, Arctic Blue Silver, Blue Lagoon Metallic, Bright Green Pearl, Fahrenheit Yellow, Galactic Blue Metallic, Galactic Blue Pearl, Laser Blue Metallic, Mojave Beige, North Sea Green, Shadow Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Titan Black cloth, Cornsilk Beige leatherette, Palladium Gray/Black cloth, Titan Black w/Black Headliner leatherette, Titan Black w/Gray Contrast Stitching leatherette, GLI Titan Black leatherette, Black/Ceramique leatherette, Titan Black/Palladium Gray cloth, Gray, Anthracite leatherette, Black, Latte Macchiato cloth, Pure Beige leatherette, Art Gray leatherette, Ceramique (Gray) cloth, Anthracite velour, Beige, Gray leather, Art Gray velour, Anthracite leather, Titan Black/Carbon leatherette, Titan Black velour, Anthracite cloth, Art Gray cloth, Cornsilk leatherette, Pure Beige, Beige/Black leatherette, Anthracite, Black cloth, Titan Black leatherette, Gray leatherette, Titan Black/Art Grey leatherette
Popular Features: Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system, Leather Seats, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights