2023 Jetta GLI

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The 2023 Jetta GLI

Eye-catching and heart-racing, the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI gives the best of both worlds. German-engineered thrills and bold style.

2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2023 Jetta GLI

Engine: 2.0 TSI

Horsepower & Torque: 228 HP, 258 lb-ft

Transmission: 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG® with Tiptronic ®

Acceleration: 6.1 seconds – 6-speed manual transmission

Fuel efficiency:
7.9 L / 100 km, Combined, 7-speed automatic
7.9 L / 100 km, Combined, 6-speed manual

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Turbocharged performance

Feel the excitement of the 228-hp 2.0 TSI® engine.

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Smart tech, better drive

The Jetta GLI puts a host of customizable, drive-enhancing tech at your fingertips, like the standard 10.25” Digital Cockpit Pro and standard Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

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GLI style

From the striking red pinstripe up front to the dual exhausts at the rear, the GLI is an all-around treat for the eyes.



Rarin’ to go

No matter how long your drive, it’ll feel all too short with the thrilling performance of the 228-hp 2.0 TSI® turbocharged engine.

Progressive steering

Take the wheel

Parking and maneuvering downtown feels practically effortless with progressive variable-ratio steering. On twisting roads and at higher speeds, the steering adjusts to a more direct ratio for a confidence-inspired feel with immediate, accurate response.

Mechanical limited-slip differential

Curve your enthusiasm

The mechanical limited-slip differential automatically adjusts torque between the front wheels for precise cornering. Just point the wheel, punch the gas, and go.*

*Please drive safely and obey all traffic laws, including speed limits.

Performance Disc Brakes

Stop and stare

The GLI drives amazing and stops just as well thanks to the reliable and powerful 16” rear and 17” front performance disc brakes with red calipers.

Paddle Shifters

Tap into gear

The GLI paddle shifters* give you more engine control and let you quickly and simply switch gears with both hands on the leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel.

*Automatic transmission only

Dynamic Chassis Control

A perfect balance

At the touch of a button, the computer-controlled Dynamic Chassis Control adjusts to your preferred level of razor-sharp handling and ultimate driving comfort.

Design and comfort
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18” Phantom Wheels

On a roll

The bold exterior of the GLI is rounded out with the beautiful new 18” Black Phantom Wheels. It’s style and performance all rolled into one.

2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI with black and maroon leather seats
Panoramic Sunroof

Just look up

From the roof to the windshield and, of course, rail to rail, the available Panoramic Sunroof gives you quite the view in the GLI.

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Ventilated and Heated Front Seats

Nice and warm (or cool)

Cool down for summer and warm up for winter with standard ventilated and heated front seats plus heated rear seats.

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Enhanced décor & stitching

Lookin’ good

The black leather seats with red perforation, contrast stitching, and dark hairline red gloss trim look as cool as you’ll feel while sitting in them. Speaking of cool, the brushed stainless-steel pedals, black headliner, illuminated door sills, and leather gearshift knob prove are sure to impress everyone inside.

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LED lights

Brighten up

Brilliant LED headlights, tail lights, and daytime running light all come standard in the GLI. They light up the road beautifully for you without distracting the driver behind you.

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Dual Exhausts

Boldly go

Whether shining in the sun or from the LED tail lights, the fully-functional dual exhausts in the rear bumper give the GLI a nice, bold finish.

IQ DRIVE and Driver Assistance


An intelligent suite of active safety and driver assistance features* designed to keep you and everyone around you, protected. Features include:

  • Travel Assist (Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Emergency Assist)
  • Side Assist (Blind spot monitor with Rear Traffic Alert)
  • Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring

Driver Assistance

Convenient, cutting-edge tech designed to enhance your driving experience. Featured include:

  • Park Distance Control (front and rear)
  • Park Assist
  • Light Assist
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display
Learn More about IQ.Drive & Driver Assistance
Volkswagen IQ Drive
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Set the mood

With 10 colours of Interior Ambient Lighting, you can fine-tune the GLI cabin with the exact vibe you want.

2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI interior
Choose your drive

Go your way with the choice between standard 6-Speed Manual Transmission or available 8-Speed Automatic.

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Get a head start

With key fob remote start and available Car-Net® Remote Start, your GLI is ready to go at the touch of a button.

info icon How much horsepower does the 2023 Jetta GLI have?

The GLI packs some serious get-up-and-go with 228-hp and a full 258 ft-lb of torque.

info icon Does the 2023 Jetta GLI have turbo?

Yes. A turbocharged 2.0 TSI® engine to be specific.

info icon Does the 2023 Jetta GLI feature remote start?

Remote Start is one of over 20 features in the Car-Net® app3 and works on automatic transmission Jetta GLI models only. Remote Start by Key Fob comes standard.

info icon Where is the 2023 Jetta GLI made?

The 2023 Jetta GLI is made in Puebla, Mexico – the same plant that manufactures the Tiguan and the Taos.

info icon Does the 2023 Jetta GLI come with an upgraded stereo?

Yes. The BeatsAudio® Premium Audio System is standard on the Jetta GLI.

info icon Does the 2023 Jetta GLI come with Car-Net®?

Yes. Car-Net®3 is standard on the 2023 Jetta GLI.