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Updated Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta GLI offer refined style and better value for 2025 with lower starting MSRP than 2024 automatic

Volkswagen of America unveiled the Jetta and Jetta GLI. Refreshed for 2025, the Jetta and the sport-tuned Jetta GLI benefit from updated exterior styling, new interior décor and technology, and a lower starting price than the outgoing 2024 automatic-transmission model with a starting MSRP of $21,995.


Under the hood, the Jetta retains its 1.5-liter, 158-hp turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. Matched with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, it blends performance with highway fuel economy. The Jetta GLI is powered by a 2.0-liter EA888 engine that offers up 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which can still be paired with either a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.

The sport-tuned Jetta GLI also features larger brakes, VAQ electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential and XDS electronic differential lock, the DCC adaptive damping system, and a unique sport exhaust system.

The IQ.DRIVE system is standard on all 2025 Jetta and Jetta GLI models. The system utilizes front and rear radar, a front camera and several ultrasound sensors to collect data from the surrounding area, enabling Travel Assist (semi-automated driving assistance); Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring); Active Blind Spot Monitor; Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Stop and Go; Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System); and Emergency Assist (semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency).

The revamped Jetta lineup is expected to reach US dealers by the end of Q3 2024.


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