Volkswagen has announced the official prices of the new 2019 Jetta GLI. The Jetta starts at $ 26,890, including destination fees, making it an attractive value proposition alongside the GTI and R Golfs.
As we have already pointed out, the new GLI is not just a special sticker, nor does it consist of the GTI engine of a regular base sedan. Instead, the GLI specification adds benefits such as the multi-link rear suspension, a limited-slip front differential and larger brakes, to R specifications, to make the Jetta more of a boon to performance. With 228 horsepower, the 2019 GLI is up 18 horsepower over the previous generation model, but the GTI and R material transplants mean that it is not just linear speed.
The most affordable GLI is the S version for the aforementioned MSRP. It comes in manual mode, rolls on 18-inch wheels, features LED lighting on the front and rear, and features dual-zone climate control and sport seats. The seven-speed DSG transmission means a $ 800 gain on all trim levels.
Above the S is the 35th The Anniversary Edition model, which adds dark gray wheels with red accents, black body details, special badges and adaptive dampers. The 35th GLI anniversary is $ 1,000 more expensive than the S, a final price of $ 28,690 with destination fees for the manual version.
The best feature of the GLI is the Autobahn trim, priced at $ 30,090, the addition of a panoramic sunroof, a 10.25-inch screen and an 8-inch touch screen, a Beats audio system and leather seats, ventilated and motorized. .
Compare these prices with the starting price of $ 28,490 from the GTI hot hatch, all the more as the GTI prices have been increased by $ 1,190 for 2019 thanks to the standard equipment limited slip differential, which is also included in the Jetta GLI. And although the R has 60 extra horsepower, it is also a bit more expensive, at $ 40,395, excluding destination fees. It seems that smart money is going to go to the BRA instead.