5 Cool Facts You Don't About The VW Jetta GLI

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Features like these make cars fun.

When it comes to affordable, fun, reliable, and practical cars, Volkswagen makes some of the best in the world. The Golf GTI is a firm favorite for young and older buyers alike, and with Volkswagen taking more and more control of some of the biggest brands in the world, we can expect that its offerings will only get better. One of these offerings is the Jetta GLI, a car that looks both classy and sporty, and that is both comfortable and fun to drive. Volkswagen realizes that there may be some people who view a sedan like the GLI as less impressive than the GTI, and as part of a video series is now drawing more of our attention to the features that define this sporty sedan.

First on the list is the most obvious for existing fans of the model: The Jetta GLI is a Golf GTI with a trunk. In addition to sharing the same motor and many of the same styling elements, the GLI also borrows the 13.4-inch ventilated front brake discs found on the Golf R. The next cool feature is that it also has the same VAQ electronic differential as the GTI, improving cornering ability. Item number three is the GLI's Dynamic Chassis Control, an adaptive suspension system that is available on the Autobahn trim. The fourth coolest feature, and one that we're immensely grateful for, is the fact that the GLI comes with a manual transmission. The final feature that makes the GLI an impressive machine is that, although all-season tires are standard on the 18-inch wheels, you can opt for summer performance tires at no cost. Take that, rivals.

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Do you agree with Volkswagen that these notable features make the Jetta GLI one of the coolest sedans on the market? We do. As mentioned earlier, the above video is a part of a video series that Volkswagen USA has begun to boost the image of its existing models. The company promises that all 2020 product offerings will be covered, from the Jetta right through to the range-topping Arteon, another of the brand's underappreciated offerings that we really like.

While Volkswagen is pushing ahead with electric performance vehicles, it's nice to see that the brand still has love for its gas-powered offerings.

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