How to find a brand new Volkswagen Jetta GLI

May 18th, 2020 by

How to find a brand new Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is the latest performance-oriented version of the compact sedan. It’s based on the seventh-generation Jetta what was unveiled for the 2019 model year, and just like its predecessor, it rides on underpinnings borrowed from the Volkswagen Golf GTI. More aggressive than ever design-wise, the 2020 Jetta GLI is also the most powerful GLI ever built. Powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, it comes with 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. If you are looking for how you can find a brand new Volkswagen Jetta GLI, then, you have come to the right place. At our Pfaff VW dealership, we have a massive selection of new and pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles that are waiting for you to take out for a test drive. In this blog, we share some information about the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. 

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Exterior look 

The new GLI is essentially a slightly sportier version of the standard Jetta. It features the same oversized grille and sporty front bumper but combines design cues seen on the Golf GTI. For instance, the horizontal and vertical slats in the standard grille were replaced with a honeycomb layout, while the horizontal trim that splits the element in two is finished in red, just like on the Golf GTI. But instead of a red “GTI” badge, the sedan sports red “GLI” lettering.

Around back, Volkswagen added LED taillights as standard and glued a small spoiler on top of the integrated trunk lid spoiler of the regular model. The bumper remains identical to the standard Jetta, but there’s a diffuser-like element worth mentioning thanks to its small fins and round exhaust pipes that replace the usual trapezoidal outlets. These are also finished in chrome for a more exclusive look. A red “GLI” badge on the trunk lid rounds off the rear fascia.

Interior look 

The fact that the Jetta is a fresh design already makes the interior a nice place to spend time in. It looks modern, crips, and stands out in its segment as a premium-type cabin with plenty of cool features. The “GLI” badge makes things even better by adding features taken from the Golf GTI, like the red stitching on the steering wheel, gear shifter, armrest, and floor mats and sportier front seats. 

The Driver Personalization setting, which includes setups for driver seat memory, driver assistance system preferences, temperature, ambient lighting color, and radio presents is also standard. You also get App-Connect with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink smartphone integration, as well as the 10-color ambient lighting.


The Jetta GLI is a full-fledged Golf GTI under the skin. Motivation comes from the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s identical to the current Golf GTI and an 18-horsepower and 41-pound-foot boost over the previous Jetta GLI. That’s also an extra 81 horsepower and 74 pound-feet over the regular Jetta.

All that oomph travels to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic. The DSG is obviously optional, yet another setup that’s similar to the Golf GTI. The automatic also features a start/stop system that improves fuel economy by stopping the engine during idle when the brake pedal is pressed.


The GLI’s safety feature package is based on the regular Jetta, but it comes with a few extra standard types of equipment. The bundle for this model includes Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. The latter helps slow the vehicle down after a collision, thus reducing the chance of additional impacts. It also comes with a tire pressure monitoring system and the Intelligent Crash Response System, which turns off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and activates the hazard lights in the event of a crash that deploys the airbags.

If you are still looking for how you can find a brand new Volkswagen Jetta GLI, then we encourage you to schedule a test drive at our Pfaff VW dealership today! Additionally, with that, click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference. 

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