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.
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.