2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

If you’re in the market for a sleek and modern sedan with a remarkably powerful performance, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI must certainly be on your radar. This new turbocharged version of the VW Jetta offers a tremendous amount to its drivers, so if you’re considering it as your next set of wheels for your trips through Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano—you’ve come to the right place!

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine, we’re going to delve in and give drivers a closer look at the 2019 VW Jetta GLI. Keep reading to see if this sleek and powerful sedan is the right choice for you!

VW Jetta GLI Turbocharged Power & Performance

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Engine SpecsThe Volkswagen Jetta GLI comes equipped with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder TSI® engine. This turbocharged engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission—putting drivers directly in charge of their desired performance. The engine is able to boast an impressive 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. On top of the remarkable engine output, the vehicle achieves an EPA-estimated 25/32/28 MPG city/highway/combined,* showing that power and efficiency aren’t mutually exclusive.

Interior Technology & Entertainment Features

The cabin of the VW Jetta GLI is packed with some impressive features and amenities. It includes sophisticated systems like the 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen sound system display that gives you direct access to your assortment of media options. The vehicle includes a standard AM/FM radio, USB and auxiliary inputs for portable media players, and Bluetooth® technology that doubles for allowing hands-free phone calls and even audio streaming.

The VW Jetta GLI also features the Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, which is a system that integrates your smartphone into the touchscreen. From the screen you can easily access your phone’s apps, contacts, and media library. Adding to your driving confidence is the Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, which is included in Front Assist, and can help prepare you to prevent a collision. The Blind Spot Monitor ensures that the coast is clear in the next lane when you’re ready to change.

VW Jetta GLI Style & Appearance

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI FeaturesOther than the stronger performance, the style is what makes the GLI version of the Volkswagen Jetta unique. Adding to the sporty style is the 18-inch twin 5-spoke machined alloy wheels, while the chrome dual exhaust tips with rear lower diffuser simply solidifies the powerful appearance. The front fascia includes the black honeycomb grille with red accents and vehicle-specific GLI badging.

Get Behind the Wheel of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine, we hope this review of the VW Jetta GLI generated some excitement. By reading our review, you’re well aware of this vehicle’s impressive performance, its sophisticated features, and its sporty and commanding style. Reading about it is one thing, experiencing it for yourself is something completely different.

Take the next step and schedule your test drive today. At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine, we’re here to assist drivers throughout Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano to learn more about their options, so they can choose the vehicle that’s perfect for them!


*25 city/32 highway mpg (2019 Jetta GLI S 2.0L TSI®, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimate. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.