2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI
- Spacious cabin feels like a class larger
- Large trunk has plenty of space
- Quick acceleration with optional engines
- New, longer warranty coverage
- Not much fun to drive because of lifeless steering and handling
- Limited availability of advanced safety features
- Downmarket cabins in many trim levels
2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI pricingin Ashburn, VA
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Jetta safety features:
- Blind-Spot Warning System
- Alerts you with visual and audible warnings if other vehicles are in your blind spot.
- Post-Collision Braking System
- Applies the brakes once the airbags go off to reduce the possibility of further damage during an accident.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Sounds an alert when a front collision is likely, and primes and applies the brakes if necessary.
2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI for Sale
Ever since the Jetta was redesigned in 2011, we've had trouble accepting its new mission in life. Jettas of the past represented the best of European cars, more refined and better to drive than competing compact sedans. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is all about offering a big interior for a small price, as if it were designed not for demanding drivers but for bargain-minded warehouse-club shoppers.
To be fair, Volkswagen has made a lot of changes to the Jetta over its model run, refining the interior and replacing some of the low-cost mechanical bits with more sophisticated hardware. And when it comes to passenger and trunk space, the current Jetta trounces its predecessors, not to mention a few midsize sedans. Backseat comfort is excellent, and trunk space is generous.
That said, the Jetta's cabin consists of staid styling and cheap trim bits. Lower-trim models are characterized by hard, shiny plastic, a cheap material that most automakers did away with years ago. At least the Jetta's technology is up-to-date, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and — finally! — a proper USB port in place of VW's proprietary media port (which required an expensive dealer-supplied connector to hook up a smartphone).
Base-model Jettas come with a slick 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 150 horsepower. However, it's the 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo that's the real gem. You can also get a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 210 hp in the sporty Jetta GLI model. EPA fuel economy estimates range from a high of 33 mpg combined (28 city/40 highway) for the manual-equipped 1.4T model down to 27 mpg combined for the GLI.
As a group, Jettas are comfortable and reasonably engaging to drive, though they no longer stand head and shoulders above the competition the way the previous-generation Jetta did. And while the GLI is very quick in a straight line, its road manners lag behind those of its high-performance competitors, including Volkswagen's own GTI.
Volkswagen has simplified the Jetta lineup by reducing the number of available options; equipment is now largely determined by trim level. The S and Wolfsburg Edition models take up the price leader end of the spectrum, while the SE adds several nice-to-have features. SE Sport is a good middle-of-the-roader, SEL is the luxury version of the Jetta, and the GLI stands alone as the performance-oriented model. Which is the best one to buy? Edmunds can help you find the perfect 2018 Volkswagen Jetta.
2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI Overview
The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI is offered in the following styles: , and 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM).
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2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,760. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is trending $7,628 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is24.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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