2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI in Elgin, IL

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI cruising on a highway

Take the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI for a spin today, and we think you’ll agree: VW has nailed it. The 2021 Jetta GLI firmly secures a place among the compact-sedan greats with its endlessly entertaining drive, accommodating rear seat and trunk, and impressive practicality. While driving joy parallels that of the likewise-beloved Volkswagen Golf GTI, the 2021 Jetta GLI comes as a sedan, as opposed to the hatchback body style of the other. It also costs thousands of dollars less.

Check out our current 2021 Jetta GLI offerings here at Elgin VW via the button below; don’t hesitate to contact us for a remote test drive from your local location, either. If, on the other hand, you’d still like to learn more specifics about this salacious sedan, read on!

Sporty, Fun-to-Drive Compact Car in Elgin, IL

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI comes outfitted with an impressive turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This powerplant pumps out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired to a standard manual transmission, while buyers can opt for an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic if they so desire. Either way, the engine provides a big acceleration boost over that provided by the standard 2021 Jetta.

Performance prowess does not an engine alone create, however; luckily, the 2021 VW Jetta seals the deal by providing a specially tuned suspension and no-cost option of sticky summer tires. The latter addition bestows a surprising dose of heightened athleticism. Of course, steering feels good, the brakes are strong, and the ride is compliant. Users have the option of sticking with the standard shocks or going for the top-tier Autobahn trim to upgrade to adaptive dampers.

Inside, users will find a cabin that’s mostly the same as that in the standard Jetta, with a few spicy bits of red trim. Standard features are pretty sweet, though; touches include customizable ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and passive entry with push-button start. Higher-end interior elements bestowed by the Autobahn trim include a 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster, power-adjustable driver’s seat, panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats.

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