After being all-new for 2019, the Jetta carries over with only small changes for 2020. All examples come equipped with in-car Wi-Fi capability and the next-generation of VW's Car-Net telematics system. SEL models gain standard wireless charging and also now come standard with the Cold Weather Package, which includes a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a heating element to free the windshield wiper from ice, heated washer nozzles and a remote. SEL and SEL Premium models now come standard with 17-in alloy wheels.
GLI Autobahn trims gain standard wireless charging and the DCC adaptive damping suspension for 2020, plus an optional black package that adds black 18-in wheels, a black roof, black mirror caps and a black spoiler. See the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta models for sale near you
If you don't mind rowing your own gears, we think the Jetta S with the Driver-Assistance Package is the way to go. The S has a lot of content and you're out the door for 20 grand. Even if you want and pay for the 8-speed automatic, the S is still a fair deal.
As for the GLI, we're still a bit puzzled by its omission of the active safety features offered on the basic Jetta and this hurts the vehicle's value proposition a little in our eyes. Altogether, the GLI is a less-expensive alternative to the GTI and when compared to the alternatives, it makes for a great sport sedan bargain. We'd probably stick with the base S trim here as well. Find a Volkswagen Jetta for sale
The regular Jetta is offered in four different trim levels. Prices below include a $920 factory delivery fee.
The Jetta S ($19,815) anchors the trim choices with standard equipment including LED daytime running lights/headlights/taillights, 16-in alloy wheels, cloth seats, power outboard mirrors, power locks/windows, air conditioning, auto on/off headlights, six airbags, a backup camera, an automatic post-collision brake system, Bluetooth connectivity, Car-Net App-Connect, a 6.5-in touchscreen, a 4-speaker audio system with a USB port and, new for 2020, in-car Wi-Fi capability if you subscribe to a data plan. The only factory options are heated outboard mirrors and the Driver-Assistance Package with forward-collision warning/automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring with rear-traffic alert.
The SE ($23,565) adds to the S standard features and options with a panoramic power sunroof, 16-in two-tone alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather gearshift knob, a rear-seat center armrest, heated front seats, leatherette seating surfaces, dual-zone automatic climate control and remote keyless entry with push-button start. The only factory option is the Cold Weather Package with a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, remote start, heated windshield wipers and heated washer nozzles.
Adding to the SE, the R-Line ($23,615) includes front fog lights, a gloss-black front grille, black side-mirror caps, a unique rear bumper with dual exhaust ports and 17-in gray alloy wheels. Optional is the Cold Weather Package. The R-Line comes standard with a manual transmission; the automatic is $800 extra.
The SEL ($26,415) loses the fog lights but gains LED projector headlights, a unique set of 17-in wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, 10-color ambient interior lighting, a 400-watt 8-speaker BeatsAudio system with subwoofer, an 8-in touchscreen, two USB ports, wireless charging, a 10.25-in digital cockpit display, satellite radio capability, Car-Net Security & Service, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automatic high beams. The Cold Weather Package is standard on the SEL for 2020.
To the SEL equipment and option package, the SEL Premium ($27,840) adds outboard mirrors with integrated turn signals, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory, front sport comfort seats, leather seating, an upgraded 8-in touchscreen and Car-Net Guide & Inform.
On to the GLI, which offers two different trims for 2020. The S ($27,165) is the entry-level trim and comes with a good array of standard features, including automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, a mechanical front differential, different selectable drive modes, rain-sensing windshield wipers, 18-in wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a basic 6.5-in infotainment screen and stainless steel pedal covers. Blind spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic detection along with automatic emergency braking comes standard.
At the top of the GLI range is the Autobahn ($30,865), which adds items like a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, an 8-in infotainment screen, wireless charging and VW's "Digital Cockpit," which consists of a fully digital gauge cluster that allows for better dissemination of information and notifications along with added configurability. VW's Dynamic Chassis Control suspension damping system comes standard on the Autobahn as well. For an extra $595, GLI Autobahn buyers can opt for the black package, which comes with black 18-in wheels and black mirror caps, a black roof, and a black spoiler.
Either GLI trim comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission; the optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is $800 extra. Summer tires are a no-cost option.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/20,000 Miles|
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