2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sayville NY

2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sayville NY

One descriptor that most every new-vehicle shopper mentions when asked what they are looking for in a new car is something “sporty.” The Volkswagen Jetta is crafted with a sleek and well-polished exterior that is only further complimented by the subtle luxury and comfort of its interior. Looks aren’t everything though; the bark has got to match the bite, and the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI in Sayville, NY doesn’t shy away.

Even the most basic and standard 2016 Volkswagen Jetta model is created with a curvy and spacious body that houses a turbocharged engine. What’s especially unique about the Jetta GLI is that it is built with a sport-tuned suspension. It also breaks away from the other Jetta models and lists two separate trims of its own; the SE and SEL. In a nutshell, the GLI is a high-performing, sophisticated yet affordable, compact sedan.


The GLI bumps up to the most powerful engine option available to the Jetta. The turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder is capable of producing 210 horsepower paired with 207 lb-ft of torque and a fuel efficiency rating of 24 city/ 33 hwy mpg.



Compared to the most basic Jetta model which rides on top of 16-inch steel wheels, the GLI upgrades quite a bit. With 18-inch alloy wheels beneath its body, the Jetta GLI delivers a smooth ride across all roads.



One of the greatest attributes of the Jetta GLI would have to be its advanced, crash prevention technology. Not many compact sedans provide the capability to be equipped with blind-sport monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems.

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: A cut above the compact class

Without trespassing on top tier luxury car status, a compact sedan can be seen as a cheaper, smaller version of its larger midsize sibling. While the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat are both held to high expectations, the Jetta isn’t by any means a water downed version of its midsize brother.

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI in particular takes quality and performance up a couple of notches. Both the SE and SEL trim levels have sport-tuned suspensions as well as upgraded brakes for enhanced performance. It’s able to take off quicker, corner tighter, stop on a dime, and it delivers the responsive drive expected of a sportier car. The sport seats keep your body comfortably snug at all speeds, creating a tension-free and fun drive, even if it just your typical Mon-Fri commute to work.

For the most part, the SE and SEL trim levels line up fairly evenly with the standard Jetta SE and SEL trim levels as far as features go, but they do have special styling elements to help give them a signature personality.

The GLI Jetta also tacks on the niceties of the Connectivity package along with front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, keyless ignition and entry, and the Fender sound system,

Drivers interested in learning more about the Volkswagen Jetta, or even taking one for a test drive are encouraged to come by the next time that you're in the area. We would be happy to further explain the differences across each of the trim levels and help you find which one suits exactly what you're looking for.

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