2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI for Sale in West Warwick, RI


The exhilarating 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI performance sedan provides a most appealing combination of athleticism and practicality at a price point that makes German engineering attainable to a wider range of drivers. It offers similar performance to the Golf GTI, but in sedan form. The Jetta GLI, which made its debut in 1984, is distinguished from the conventional Jetta by a more potent turbocharged powerplant and a sport-tuned suspension. It also shows off a more daring overall presence, led by its strategically placed red and black exterior details, sleek LED headlights, honeycomb grille, and special badging. All of this combines to make the Jetta GLI both head-turning and exciting to drive.

For model year ’21, the next-generation MIB3 infotainment system is now standard in the top-level trim (the Autobahn), as are these driver-assist technologies: adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams. The Jetta GLI also returns with the automaker’s Carefree Coverage plan. This includes two years of complimentary maintenance for services like oil changes and tire rotations, three years of roadside assistance, a 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Car-Net remote services.

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Trims and Powertrain

The front-wheel-drive 2021 VW Jetta GLI is offered in two trim levels: S and Autobahn. Both get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 228 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque. While true hands-on driving enthusiasts will prefer the six-speed manual, a seven-speed DSG (direct-shift gearbox – dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters) is optional. With the manual tranny, it achieves 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway; with the dual-clutch, it returns 24 city/35 highway.

Standard Features and Options

The S gets 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, a rear lower diffuser with dual chrome exhaust tips, a rear spoiler, performance brakes with red calipers, a limited-slip differential, keyless entry, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery, ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, VW Car-Net remote services, dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, two USB ports, a rearview camera system, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback. The Autobahn adds an adaptive suspension, a panoramic moonroof, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and remote start (dual-clutch only). The Autobahn trim is eligible for a few options as well: summer tires, black exterior accents, and a digital instrumentation cluster.

Safety and Technology

The S has forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and an automatic post-collision system that, in the event of a crash, is designed to prevent a secondary collision. The Autobahn gains adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams. The S also gets an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, and a six-speaker sound system. The Autobahn’s upgraded infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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