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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Price Range: $15,515 - $27,795 | 22 MPG City - 29 MPG Highway

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The GLI has always stood for inexpensive performance, and after several years' hiatus, the model returns for 2012, aimed squarely at buyers looking for a peppy yet still affordable sports sedan. It's reasonably competitive in a generally crowded segment, going up against cars like the Subaru WRX and Honda Civic Si. But at just $24,000, it's the cheapest European sports sedan on the market, and that gives it great bang for the buck.

What's new for 2012?

After a 2-year hiatus, the GLI returns as the sportiest trim level in the Jetta lineup. This all-new model features a sophisticated multi-link independent rear suspension system, a 200-hp turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. Inside, the GLI features sport seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, both of which set it apart from other Jetta models.

Model Strengths

  • High-end options and feel in a small package, powerful engine, superb handling

Model Review

Volkswagen's GLI returns as an all new model for 2012, based on the all-new Jetta platform. Underneath the familiar Jetta body, the GLI has been tuned for performance, with a specialized sporty suspension system and some tech items lifted from the popular GTI. Volkswagen says the GLI is the most differentiated Jetta model ever made by the company, offering aggressive performance in an easy-to-live-with package.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Engine

Engine Type 2.0L Turbocharged Gas I4
Horsepower 200 @ 5100-6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 207 @ 1700-5000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal
Fuel Economy 22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 478.5 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 18 x - TBD - in.
Tires 225/40R18H

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.2 in. / 41.2 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.1 in. / 38.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 15.5 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 104.4 in.
Curb Weight 3124 lb.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Satellite Radio Standard