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Pros: The Jetta GLI adds to the already attractive Jetta package with high performance numbers and a sportier exterior look. 

Cons: While the GLI has plenty of great features available, there’s no diesel engine or AWD option. 

2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Price and Fuel Economy: There are only two models of the Jetta GLI available, and with good reason. This is a bit of a special Jetta that’s really bread for the driving enthusiast looking for a bit more performance out of their VW Jetta. 

  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI $28,990 
  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn $32,790 

Both Volkswagen Jetta GLI models return the same fuel economy numbers. In the city, you’ll see 10.3L/100km on the dash, and on the highway that number changes to 7.2L/100km. 

Powertrain: Whether you opt for the base GLI or go for the German-inspired Autobahn version, you’ll find the same engine beneath the Jetta’s sophisticated hood: a 2.0L TSI turbocharged 4-cylinder. This particular mill produces 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels and two transmissions are available: a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG with Tiptronic (both fantastic choices).  

Changes and Improvements: There have been no major changes or improvements for the 2015 Jetta GLI, not since it’s 2014 Edition 30 was released, marking its 30th anniversary in the US market.  

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI features seating for five and offers up 439 litres of cargo space in the trunk. 

Safety: The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is equipped with all manner of safety equipment and standard airbags, as well as ABS, electronic stability control, and engine braking assist. 

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