Volkswagen Jetta GLI

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Volkswagen Jetta GLI

MSRP Starting from $32,295

Sheer power meets style in the revved-up Jetta GLI performance sedan. Built for open roads and city streets, the GLI sports a mighty 228-horsepower turbocharged engine, sport suspension, Dynamic Chassis Control and mechanical limited-slip differential. Add in exclusive features and the comfort and convenience of a four-door sedan and the GLI has it all.

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Thrills come standard.

Red Jetta GLI driving through tunnel

228-horsepower turbocharged engine

Experience serious get-up-and-go with the 228-horsepower engine. Because when it comes to performance, you can’t fake the thrill of the drive.

Jetta GLI driving in the night

Sport suspension

The Jetta GLI’s lowered sport-tuned suspension, featuring performance front and rear sway bars and electronically adjustable shock absorbers, makes easy work of tight corners.

Grey Jetta GLI

GLI styling

Get set to turn heads and be the envy of every driver on the road. From the GLI’s aerodynamic styling, to its enlarged red brakes and subtle yet sporty rear lip spoiler, the Jetta GLI strikes one serious pose.

White Jetta GLI from rear

Dynamic Chassis Control with driver profile selection

Switch between three distinct driver modes at the touch of a button. Better still, the system’s electric adjustable dampers allow it to react in real time to changing road conditions.

VW driving around curve

Mechanical limited-slip differential

The mechanical limited-slip differential automatically adjusts torque between the front wheels for precise cornering. Point the steering wheel to the apex, punch the gas and go.


App-Connect† integrates the smartphone apps that you need most on the road into your Volkswagen using Apple CarPlay® for iPhone®, or Android Auto™ for Android™ smartphones. That means you can control your apps with your voice or right from the infotainment screen.

Rearview Camera display on touchscreen

Rearview camera

The rearview camera makes backing out of the driveway or parallel parking much easier.

Red VW Jetta GLI with close-up of wheels

Performance disc brakes

Sized up in striking red, the Jetta GLI brakes will take you from 100 to 0 faster than you can say “grand luxury sedan.†

†Please drive safely and obey all traffic laws, including speed limits.
Jetta GLI Interior

GLI interior styling

The Jetta GLI’s driver-first design includes luxury-car touches such as aluminum-look pedals, illuminated scuff plates, leather seating surfaces and more.

Jetta GLI parked in the rain

Rail 2 Rail power sunroof

Let there be light! The Jetta GLI’s Rail 2 Rail power sunroof covers the entire front two-thirds of the roof.

Ventilated and heated front seats

Keep cool in the summer – and warm in the winter – with the Jetta GLI’s ventilated and heated front sport bucket seats.

Jetta GLI Race Display on touchscreen

Digital Cockpit†

Customize and control your drive with the Jetta GLI’s built-in 12.3″ Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.

†Do not drive distracted. Drivers must pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times.
Jetta GLI Beats Audio speaker

BeatsAudio® premium sound

Turn up the tunes with BeatsAudio® premium sound. The 8-speaker system with subwoofer delivers crisp, studio-quality sound.


Blind Spot Detection

On some road trips, you just can’t take in everything you wanted to see. This handy feature is designed to use radar to trigger a warning light in your side-view mirror to help notify you if a vehicle is detected out of view in your blind spot.

Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go

Cruise control is great for keeping the same speed. This system goes further, as it’s designed to maintain a preset following distance. Without you touching the pedals, the system is designed to automatically brake when traffic slows and resume your set speed when traffic picks up again.‡

Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.
‡In emergency situations, it is still necessary to apply the brakes manually.

Available Lane Assist

Catch your drift. If Lane Assist detects that you have started to stray into another lane without using the turn signal, the system is designed to help keep you in the correct lane.

Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

Available Light Assist 

Everyone forgets sometimes. Lucky for you, the Jetta always remembers to turn the high beams on or off again when needed. So you never have to be that driver again.

Automatic post-collision braking system

Help stop accidents in their tracks. The moment an accident is detected, the system automatically tightens seat belts and triggers emergency braking to help prevent further accidents.

Aged to perfection.

For 35 years, the Jetta GLI has blazed trails by redefining what it means to be a performance sedan. This year, we’re marking this milestone with a special edition. Because at this age, it’s all about the details.

Jetta GLI front and back

Ready to turn heads? The Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition revs up the performance sedan with extra-sporty touches including black mirrors and spoiler, red-ringed 18″ alloy wheels and its own fender badge. Exclusive and limited, these will move fast!

35th Anniversary Edition standard features

When limited edition becomes extra-limited limited edition.

Jetta GLI 35th styling

Black exterior styling

The 35th Anniversary Edition features bold black styling, including the mirror housings, roof and rear spoiler.

Jetta GLI Sevilla wheels

18″ Sevilla black alloy wheels with red rings

Create some serious curb appeal with these red-and-black wheels.

Jetta GLI 35th badge

35th Edition badges

There’s no mistaking the 35th Anniversary Edition’s special touches, including its own fender badge, floor mats, seat flags and scuff plates.




2.0L TSI


6 Speed Manual


7 Speed Automatic DSG

Drive Type

Front Wheel Drive


228 HP

Available Trims


Grey VW Jetta GLI


  • 2.0 TSI 228 HP engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 7-speed automatic DSG® with Tiptronic®


  • Progressive steering
  • Front differential lock
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Rear disc brakes (300 mm)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Vented front disc brakes (340 mm)
  • Dynamic Chassis Control with driver profile selection
  • Performance front and rear stabilizer bar
  • GLI front and rear sport shock absorbers
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking
    (automatic transmission only)


  • Cruise control
  • Tool kit and jack
  • Washer fluid level indicator
  • Rearview camera (static)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front and rear Side Curtain Protection® with front side airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top-tether for Children) – child seat lower attachment points and top tethers in rear outboard seating positions
  • Driver and front passenger front airbags
  • Space-and weight-saving spare tire
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Vehicle immobilizer with alarm system

Infotainment & Technology

  • 8.0” touchscreen infotainment system with proximity sensor and CD player
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • USB audio input (x2)
  • Voice control
  • SD card slots (x2)
  • Satellite navigation
  • App-Connect smartphone integration (Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, MirrorLink®)
  • Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity
  • KESSY (keyless access with push-button start)
  • Remote start (automatic transmission only)
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (instrument cluster)
  • BeatsAudio® premium sound – 8 speakers plus subwoofer


  • GLI grille
  • GLI sport bumper
  • GLI badge flitzer on fender
  • GLI badge on trunk
  • Dual exhaust
  • Heated washer nozzles
  • Heated wiper park area
  • All-season tires, 225/45 R18 91H
  • 18” Polanko alloy wheels (7.5J x 18)
  • Automatic headlights with coming and leaving home function
  • Body-coloured exterior mirror housings
  • Body-coloured rear spoiler
  • Integrated turn signals in exterior mirrors
  • Lens LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear licence plate illumination
  • LED tail lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rail 2 Rail power sunroof
  • Power-adjustable and heated exterior mirrors with memory function


  • Black headliner
  • Front sport seats
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Interior footwell lights
  • Interior décor: Carbon Stairs
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Leatherette door inserts
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Climatronic® dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped gearshift knob (manual transmission only)
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel (with paddle shifters for DSG®)
  • Gearshift knob with aluminum decorative inserts (automatic transmission only)
  • Overhead storage compartment
  • 2 front and 2 rear LED reading lights
  • Illuminated door sill plates with “GLI” logo
  • Front centre armrest with storage tray
  • Driver seat with 2-way power lumbar support
  • Brushed stainless steel pedals in aluminum look
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats with centre armrest
  • Ambient interior lighting – customizable up to 10 colours
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory function

Optional Driver Assistance Package

  • Light Assist (automatic high beam control)
  • Front Assist – Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and Lane Assist (lane-keeping system)
  • Multifunction camera with distance sensor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (with Stop & Go for automatic transmission)
*Items, specifications, availability, standard features, options, fabrics and colours are subject to change without notice. Volkswagen Canada is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Some features may be unavailable when your vehicle is built or available at extra cost. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. The vehicle is sold equipped with four all-season tires. However, please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route. “Jetta”, “DSG”, “Climatronic”, “TSI”, “Volkswagen” and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Side Curtain Protection” and “Monster Mats” are registered trademarks of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. “BeatsAudio” is a registered trademark of Beats Electronics, LLC. “MuddyBuddy” is a registered trademark of MacNeil IP LLC. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and are used under license. “Tiptronic” is a registered trademark of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “Android Auto” is a trademark of Google LLC. “Apple CarPlay” is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. “MirrorLink” is a registered trademark of Car Connectivity Consortium LLC. For further information regarding any Volkswagen model, please call 1-800 DRIVE VW or just look us up at Before we sign off, drive responsibly and obey the rules of the road. Version date: May 28, 2020.