As for the price of the GLI itself, it now stands at $27,475, or $2,800 less than the outgoing 2009 Jetta GLI. Volkswagen mentions rivals such as the Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V, the Suzuki Kizashi and the Honda Civic Si. It’s also cheaper than the GTI and the Beetle Sportline.
It also keeps the other Jettas' virtues including what can be considered the most spacious back seat and the most spacious trunk in the compact-car category. That means you can get yourself a sporty car and keep the kids, too.
|MSRP for the 2012 Jetta GLI is $27,475, or $2,800 less than the old model. (Photo: Michel Deslauriers/Auto123.com)
So what it boils down to is this: The GLI has improved in several ways over the more plebeian Jetta trims, and the cost-cutting measures VW applied to the regular model haven't diluted the product one bit. GLI fans: no need to worry, your favourite sedan is still worthy of its three-letter badge.