Compare Volkswagen GLI vs Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen GLI
2009 Volkswagen GLI
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$24,770
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Volkswagen Jetta
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
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$18,995
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.1
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
16 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
200 hp @ 5100-6000 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
N/A
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.1 ft
36.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Independent
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45WR17
P205/60HR16
Rear Tire
P225/45WR17
P205/60HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
N/A
34 MPG
City
21 MPG
30 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
41 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
5.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
304.5 miles
396 miles
Cruising Range Highway
449.5 miles
541.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
179.3 in
185.1 in
Height
57.4 in
57.4 in
Max Width
70.1 in
70.8 in
Front Width
60.6 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
59.8 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
101.5 in
105.7 in
Ground Clearance
5.4 in
5.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
41.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.5 in
38.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
55.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.4 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.1 in
54 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,290 lbs
2,888 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
16 ft³
14.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Black Uni
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Habanero Orange Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Anthracite, Interlagos cloth seat trim
  • Storm Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Anthracite, Leather seating surfaces
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Optional
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Optional
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles