Volkswagen Jetta vs Jetta GLI

Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Comparing Two Popular VW Sedans in Turnersville, to Help You Find Your Perfect Fit

The Volkswagen Jetta has been a go-to car for Philadelphia, PA area drivers ever since it first debuted back in 1979. Currently in its seventh generation, it continues to be one of the most popular and sought-after vehicles in the collection at Prestige Volkswagen, and we want to help you get to know it better and choose the best model for your needs.

When shopping for a new Volkswagen Jetta in Turnersville, you may notice there are several options available to you, including multiple trim levels and powertrain levels. How do you know which is the right one for your needs? Lean on our expert team to help.

Take the perennial favorite Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Jetta GLI, for example. On the surface, they sound similar and seem to have a lot in common. But dive a little deeper, and you'll discover two distinct cars, with different personalities and capabilities. Knowing the differences between them is the key to securing your perfect fit.


For its part, the VW Jetta has five great trim level options, each of which gets a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine under its hood. This system delivers 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and it comes with front-wheel drive standard.

Looking for a little extra boost for your Washington Township commutes? Let us show you around the new Volkswagen Jetta GLI in Turnersville. A four-door sedan like the original model, the GLI in its name stands for "Grand Luxe Injection," which tells us right away that this model has a little something extra. In part, that comes from its standard powertrain, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 228 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque, and front-wheel drive all standard.

Features and Technology

Where the Volkswagen Jetta gets five trims for Sicklerville and Deptford Township drivers to choose from, its spinoff Jetta GLI has two. This means you have a wider range of great options with which to customize your ride with the original Jetta model, but it also means that the Jetta GLI starts with a greater number of sought-after features.

For example, while considering the Jetta, you can choose everything from a base model with standard touchscreen interface and smartphone integration, to an upper-level model that adds heated seats and a dual-zone automatic climate control.

Comparatively, the Jetta GLI also has all the same features that the base model Jetta does, but it also starts off with several of the upper-level amenities, in addition to its more-powerful engine.

However, as the VW Jetta starts off at around $19,700 and the VW Jetta GLI has a starting price around $26,300, you're also paying for the added features content and power. If you're looking for a variety of models that are accessible for a wider range of budgets, the original Jetta may be the perfect fit.


As with the tech and comfort features listed above, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI also starts off with more of the advanced safety features our customers want than the original Jetta. Look for blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision mitigation standard with the Jetta GLI, but optional on upper trims for the Jetta.

Meet them Both - Benefits of Shopping for Volkswagen Jetta Models in Turnersville

With a range of options and personalities, the VW Jetta has something that you'll love, and we're excited to introduce it to you. Experience the high-quality materials that Volkswagen cars are renowned for, as well as their engaging handling and impeccable reliability, by visit us in person and taking advantage of all new Volkswagen sedan models near Philadelphia.

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