2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


228 228

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/32 * 24/32 *

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Serving Troy, MI

When many of our customers at Suburban Volkswagen of Troy visit our dealership, they have already decided to take advantage of everything that a Volkswagen offers. Our reputable brand is known for producing eye-catching cars with spirited performance and modern technologies. However, before you drive home in a new VW car, you must pick out the right model and trim. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a reliable option if you are in the market for a compact car, and the Golf GTI is also included in the small car class. The further review reveals their differences and can help you to pick out a new vehicle that lives up to your high expectations.


The 2019 VW Jetta GLI and the 2019 VW Golf GTI are both offered in several distinctive trims, and all of these trims are outfitted with the same impressive powertrain. This is a 2.0-liter turbo engine that will impress you with 228 horsepower. While the powertrain is steady across the trims, there are differences in the mechanical equipment that can impact performance. These include a manual or automatic transmission, the availability of drive mode select, wheel size, a performance monitor, and other features. During your time at Suburban Volkswagen of Troy, you can gain trim-specific details about the performance features for the Jetta GLI and the Golf GTI.


The Jetta GLI is a 4-door sedan with a flowing, aerodynamic profile and sharp character lines from front to rear. It has sleek headlights that point into an elongated, hexagonal grille. At the rear, a modified spoiler and a sculpted bumper add character. In comparison, the Golf GTI is a 4-door hatchback. Its profile is well-rounded with a sharper angle across the hood. The hood and side panels are smooth, and the narrow grille edges into prominent headlights. It also has a modified spoiler and a sculpted bumper.


While some features are standard across the 2019 Jetta GLI and the 2019 Golf GTI, there are model-specific features and trim-specific variations. You can generally expect your new Jetta to have cloth or leather interior, a touch-screen display for the infotainment system features, a standard or upgraded sound system, a panoramic sunroof, smartphone app integration, assistive safety technologies, control through the Car-Net app and numerous other items.

The sales team at Suburban Volkswagen of Troy works hard to ensure that each of our customers is satisfied with their shopping experience and loves their new vehicle. Whether you are debating between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the Golf GTI, or some of our other cars, a visit to our dealership for road test comparisons is a smart idea. Connect with our sales associates today for an appointment, or drop by soon for prompt attention.

* 30 city/40 highway mpg (2019 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.