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The 2024 VW Jetta GLI Returns for Another Run

2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a performance model of the iconic VW Jetta, with more power and better performance along with a few touched-up details. This is the Jetta for those looking to get a thrill behind the steering wheel. This year marks the Volkswagen Jetta GLI’s 40th anniversary, so we believe it is worthwhile to go over what separates the GLI model from the Jetta.

The 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Performance

Behind the GLI logo on the grill, the vehicle is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission. This engine is capable of 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which can get it off the line quickly. The Volkswagen Jetta GLI 0-60 time is only 6.1 seconds, putting it quite firmly ahead of many other sedans of this size.

Even with this performance package, the Jetta GLI maintains a fantastic fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. This means you can enjoy the invigorating ride while also steering clear of the pumps and keeping your wallet fed. The optional seven-speed automatic transmission drops the fuel rating by one mpg on the highway but is otherwise as exceptional.

Interior and Comfort

The interior of the GLI isn’t sacrificed in the name of speed, in fact, the GLI has some upgrades over the standard Jetta trim-level cabin. Splashes of red trim draw the eye, and customizable ambient interior lighting can match your mood or favorite colors at the touch of a button. A panoramic sunroof also lets you take in the stars at night or have your passengers see the sights while in the rear.

Standard heated and ventilated front seats provide maximum comfort for the driver and passenger. A 10.3-inch digital cluster provides drivers with a clear view of all the crucial information that they need. This model year of the GLI has improved on the decades of innovation that Volkswagen has poured into it.

2024 Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition

Volkswagen is producing a limited edition version of the GLI for the 40 years it has been in production. There will only be 1984 of these special editions produced, but they will feature unique seat tags and come at a discounted price. The lower price alone is enough to celebrate, and those who act quickly may be able to get their hands on one of these rare pieces of VW history.

Where to Get Your 2024 Jetta GLI

If you are looking for a 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI to lease or purchase, then come to the experts at Hawk VW. Our team would be happy to show you all the great GLI models that we have to offer, with colors ranging from pure gray, pure white, and rising blue to name a few. We also have one of the best financing departments in the state of Illinois, so your monthly payments will be more than manageable.