2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI GLI 6MT Canada Prices

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The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI brings back all the qualities that have made it a bestseller, including superb driving dynamics, excellent design and plenty of interior comfort and convenience. Most importantly, the GLI delivers a superb engine in the form of a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that can pump out 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.




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The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most versatile vehicle on the market, which is undoubtedly why it has become so popular over the years. The GLI is the performance-oriented edition of the vehicle, which means that its biggest perk should be its engine. Aside from delivering excellent performance, the GLI is also relatively affordable, costing $29,395 when equipped with the manual transmission. The only real issue with the 2016 Jetta GLI and its predecessors is its overly conservative design; it’s like a white wall – there is no flavour to it.

Exterior design is where the Jetta’s competitors, such as the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra and to an extent even the new Dodge Dart, have it beaten. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the way the Jetta looks, but it IS boring. The good news that the GLI injects a bit of excitement into the lineup thanks to its dynamic new front end, smoked taillights, dual exhaust tips and 18-inch alloy wheels.

When to cabin space of a five-passenger, compact car, the general rule is not to expect much. In spite of that, the 2016 Jetta GLI delivers plenty of space – though the back seat seems to lack some legroom, particularly when compared to the Elantra and Cruze. However, it makes up for that with a relatively roomy cargo area that spans 15.5 cubic feet. If you need even more space, you can always fold the back seats. In terms of design, the Jetta’s cabin is just conservative as the exterior, which is not a bad thing – it just won’t appeal to everyone. You will find plenty of advanced tech features here, including adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking, with all the functions neatly arranged without an excessive amount of buttons or overly complex screens. High-quality materials are abound as well, but just like everything else here, they don’t necessarily stand out.

Under the hood, the new Volkswagen Jetta GLI comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that can pump out 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, while being connected to a six-speed auto or six-speed manual transmission. Its steering, handling and braking capabilities are not exactly top-notch, but the engine is so torquey, it’s hard not to smile.

You may wonder if the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is for you… If you are looking for a relatively affordable vehicle, priced around $30,000, with plenty of space and a solid engine, then yes, you should. It may not be the flashiest option out there, but it is one of the most fun to drive.

2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
GLI 6MT$29,395 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
GLI Autobahn 6MT$34,795 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
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General Specs

Engine 2.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM210
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSedan
Number of Doors4
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

The S and SE are powered by a brand new 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine. Mated with either a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed shiftable automatic gearbox, this brand new mill puts out 150 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and while no official figures are available yet, VW claims the S/SE's highway fuel efficiency is around 39 mpg. Returning for the upcoming year’s Jetta SEL and 1.8T Sport iterations is a 1.8-liter turbocharged I4 that produces 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque with either the 5-speed manual transmission or the 6-speed shiftable automatic. Look for an estimated 25 mpg city/37 highway/29 combined with the manual and 25/37/30 with the automatic.

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Interiors and Special Features:

For a compact car, the 5-passenger 2016 Jetta sedan by Volkswagen has good interior space, although rear-seat legroom lags behind the Hyundai Elantra and Chevy Cruze. Especially notable is the amount of cargo space behind the rear seat. At 15.5 cubic feet, the sedan's trunk is in a higher league, and when you need even more room the rear seats fold. Design-wise, the Jetta's interior could be called "minimalist-chic." Advanced technology and a plethora of high-quality materials are laid out in a simple, easy-to-use format devoid of multiple buttons and overly complicated screens.

Read more at Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

Every 2016 Volkswagen Jetta comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. All but the base S without the Technology package comes with a rearview camera. The 1.8T and TDI SEL trims are available with the Driver Assistance package that adds a frontal collision warning and automatic emergency braking, a blind-sport monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.

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Audio

6 speakers
Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, digital media card, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
Antenna
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front

Body Exterior

Trunk/hatch spoiler

Brakes

Hill holder
ABS
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
Electronic brake distribution
Brake assist system

Bumpers

Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,625.00

Convenience

4 passenger assist handles
Vehicle start button
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
1 12V in cargo area and front
Voice activating system; includes phone
KESSY smart key: ; includes keyless entry and keyless start
Navigation via mobile phone
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Cruise control
Front reading lights
Cargo area light
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Front radar parking distance sensors, rear radar & camera parking distance sensors
Apps control
Mobile Integration Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink

Dimensions

External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,628, overall width (mm): 1,778, overall height (mm): 1,453, wheelbase (mm): 2,651, front track (mm): 1,527, rear track (mm): 1,533 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,600
Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 440
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 970, rear headroom (mm): 943, front leg room (mm): 1,046, rear leg room (mm): 967, front shoulder room (mm): 1,401, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,362 and interior volume (litres): 2,660

Doors

Body colour exterior door handles
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged

Engine

Emissions data: CO2: 4,048 kg/yr
Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder with VVT
Turbocharged

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 10.1 ; highway= 7.2 ; combined= 8.8 ;
Power: 210 hp @ 5,100 rpm; 207 ft lb of torque @ 1,700 rpm

Fuel

Fuel tank: 55 litre capacity
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)

Instrumentation

Multi-function display screen 6.3, touch screen and 1
Main dashboard display
Tachometer
External temperature
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, carbon fiber look on doors, carbon fiber look on dashboard and leather
Floor mats
Floor covering: none

Lights

Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens halogen
LED brake lights, side indicator lights and rear lights
Front fog lights
Headlight control with dusk sensor
Daytime running lights

Locks

Anti-theft protection
Card key power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking

Paint

Pearl paint

Safety

Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Airbags 6
Dynamic steering
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Good, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 4
LATCH
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Front side airbags
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Front to rear curtain airbags

Seats

Seating: 5 passengers
Seat upholstery: upgraded cloth
Folding front seat centre armrest
Rear seat centre armrest
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : heated, sports with 1 power adjustment ; details: manual height, manual lumbar and manual tilt
Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three

Service

Intermediate service 15,000, 12 and variable distance/period

Steering

Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Vehicle speed proportional power steering type

Storage

Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Refrigerated storage: in glove box
Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console

Suspension

Sport suspension
Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) stability control
2.920:1 axle ratio
Front-wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic traction control
Front electronic limited slip differential

Ventilation

Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone
Ventilation system with cabin filter
Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls

Version

Version information 01 Apr 2016
Date introduced:
Data completeness
Powertrain type : combustion
4-door sedan
Trim level: GLI

Visibility

Rear window with defroster
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights
Heated washer
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor
Tinted glass

Warranty

Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 144 months/ 200,000 km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,417 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Front and rear alloy wheels: 17"x 7.0"
Front and rear all-season tires 225/45/H
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim

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