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2022 Volkswagen GLI

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2022 Jetta GLI 2.0T Autobahn 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $31,295


What's New

A mid-life update keeps Volkswagen’s GLI sedan looking fresh at the front and rear, while a suite of driver assistance technologies now comes as standard on automatic models. Wireless charging and app connectivity also make their debut on the solitary (if fully-loaded) trim level.

Choosing Your Volkswagen GLI

The only choice buyers of a 2022 Volkswagen GLI have to make is whether they want a six-speed manual transmission for $31,990, or a DSG automatic transmission for $32,790, with both prices including destination.

Engine Choices

The 2022 Volkswagen GLI is powered by a two-liter gas engine augmented by turbocharging and direct injection. It pumps 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque through the front wheels, with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Fuel economy stands at an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon city, 37 mpg highway (36 in the auto), and 30 combined. This represents a sizeable boost over the standard Volkswagen Jetta and is comparable to the redesigned GTI.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
2.0 turbo228 hp258 lb-ft

26/37/30 mpg (manual)

26/36/30 (auto)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater GLI is 14.1 cu ft with the rear seats in place.

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Safety Features

The GLI’s safety roster extends to adaptive chassis control with driving mode selection, a limited-slip front differential, adaptive cruise control, and engine braking assistance. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts are standard, while autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian monitoring complement high beam control and lane assist. Six airbags are fitted throughout the cabin including side thorax ‘bags, and the braking system benefits from electronic pressure distribution and hydraulic assistance.


Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit Pro brings a 10.25-inch fully configurable instrumentation screen with three views. A BeatsAudio stereo system is standard alongside satellite and HD radio, multiple USB data, and charging ports, all controlled through an eight-inch touchscreen. Wireless app connectivity and a wireless charging pad are also standard on the solitary Autobahn trim level.

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2022 Volkswagen GLI 2.0 Autobahn – MSRP From $31,990

With red brake calipers visible behind its 18-inch split-spoke alloy wheels, the Autobahn’s external flourishes also include a full array of LED lighting with automatic headlights, a black honeycomb grille with red GLi badging, dual chrome exhaust tips, and powered/heated/memory-equipped side mirrors.

A panoramic power sunroof illuminates the cabin alongside customizable ambient lighting, with dual-zone climate keeping things cool. Heated and ventilated front leather seats include six-way power adjustment for the driver, who further benefits from keyless access and push-button start.

There are no available packages on Autobahn models.

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CarsDirect Tip

Your choice between manual or automatic transmission is a matter of personal choice, but for us, the seven-speed DSG automatic transmission is a better option.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 7-spd Tiptronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 37 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 37 / 31 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
95 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
186.9 "
Exterior Width
70.8 "
Exterior Height
57.9 "
Front Headroom
38.5 "
Rear Headroom
37.2 "
Front Legroom
41.1 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,272 Lbs. / 3,355 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
18.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Vienna Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
(6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
9 Beatsaudio
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Front Assist (forward Collision Warning And Autonomous Emergency Braking) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Assist (lane Keeping System) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Travel Assist (semi-automated Driving Assistance) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Monitoring Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Light Assist (high Beam Control For Headlights) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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