Huge 2019 VW Jetta GLI Gallery Helps You Choose Your Favorite Model

As the 2019 Jetta GLI is arriving at dealers across the United States, VW has released a huge photo gallery that highlights the differences between the three available models.

The compact sports sedan is available in two regular grades (S and Autobahn) and a special 35th Anniversary Edition. To better help you navigate the gallery, you should know the red car is the base Jetta GLI S, the white one is the Jetta GLI Autobahn, and the grey one is the Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition.

Regardless of the version, all models get the same 228 hp 2.0-liter TSI engine from the Golf GTI paired with a standard six-speed manual or an optional 7-speed DSG. All Jetta GLIs also feature a VAQ electronically-controlled limited-slip differential, multi-link independent rear suspension, progressive variable-ratio steering, and bigger brakes.

2019 VW Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition and 2019 VW Golf GTI

Unique GLI styling features present on all models include the 0.6 inches lower sports suspension, aggressive bumpers, black honeycomb grille in a honeycomb pattern, side skirts, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and dual chrome exhaust. Standard features across the board include full-LED lights, 10-color ambient lighting, KESSY keyless access and push-button start, dual-zone Climatronic, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert.

The base 2019 Jetta GLI S starts at $25,995 (excluding $895 destination) and offers all of the features listed above as standard. If you want more, for only $1,000 extra you can get the 35th Anniversary Edition model which adds stuff such as the DCC adaptive damping system, 18-inch dark grey alloys with red rim accents, black roof, mirror caps and rear spoiler, as well as 35th Anniversary Edition badging on the fenders, scuff plates, seat tags, and front floor mats.

Finally, the fully-loaded Jetta GLI Autobahn is available from $29,195 and adds a panoramic sunroof, leather seats (ventilated at the front), power driver’s seat with memory and lumbar adjustment, 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit, 400-watt BeatsAudio system with eight speakers and a subwoofer, 8.0-inch Composition Media touchscreen infotainment system, Volkswagen Car-Net remote vehicle services, remote start, and more.

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  • Bash

    I like imagine 48 the most.
    Not interested in the car what so ever.

  • Joe E

    Not even GLI trim can save the styling of this Jetta. Awkward, ill-proportioned, huge truck grille. Just a nasty looking vehicle.

  • Patrick

    VW please bring the toureg

  • performante

    I’ll definitely consider this as my next daily driver. The reception seems great, overall.

  • Pavel B.

    GLI looks fantastic. Love it.

  • ME

    I’m waiting for the ID models.

  • SteersUright

    Very interesting proposition. I hope it drives as well as a Gti, or close to it, given all the shared parts.

  • Steve Cohn

    I considered waiting for the ’19 GLI before I bought the ’19 Jetta R-Line. I want good handling, and the R-Line does a good job of that as long as you’re a “casual” enthusiast. It handles better than most cars. What I wouldn’t want to give up is the 45 highway mpg of the standard Jetta engine.

  • Kevin Cagle

    Depening on what you are looking for. The best deal in country is probably a NEW jetta sportwagen. Do a nationwide search and sort by cheapest. There is one priced at 14500. That is astounding for an albeit AGED new car.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    In the DC Metro area you can get a 2019 Jetta for $13,000. VWs are constantly discounted. VW heavily discounts the Passat, Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, and Golf Alltrack in this area.

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