Offered with a slightly bigger, slightly more powerful engine, the new model is also slightly more fuel-efficient.
The automaker announced in August that the standard Jetta’s 1.4-liter inline-four would be replaced by a 1.5-liter engine . That means that the sedan makes 158 hp and 249 Nm of torque.
With the eight-speed automatic transmission, it gets 7.5 L city, 5.7L highway, and 6.7L combined.
The Jetta GLI also gets better fuel economy. The high-performance model gets 9.0 L in the city, 6.3 L on the highway, and 7.8L combined when equipped with the seven-speed DSG gearbox.
The sporty Jetta makes use of a 2.0-liter engine that churns out 228 hp and 349 Nm.