Read our most comprehensive review of the 2019 VW Jetta Gli standard features, trim levels, and available options. Additional new features for the 2019 VW Jetta Gli include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the 2019 VW Jetta Gli is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
- Spacious interior
- Fuel efficient hybrid variant
- Active safety features come standard
YOU WON’T LIKE
- Choppy ride in SE trim
- Some cheap hard plastic interior components
- Sloppy handling and steering
2019 VW Jetta Gli Price
In a 2017 comparison test that included the rivals, the 2019 VW Jetta Gli placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another 2019 VW Jetta Gli weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The 2019 VW Jetta Gli, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the 2019 VW Jetta Gli doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rear view camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only 2019 VW Jetta Gli trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.