How many mpg does the 2021 VW Jetta get?

By Product Expert | Posted in Jetta, Jetta GLI on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at 9:42 am
2021 Jetta driving through underpass

2021 Volkswagen Jetta/Jetta GLI Fuel Economy, Powertrain, and Performance

The Jetta has a reputation as an affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle. Starting at just $18,895, it’s undeniably affordable. But how about efficient? What do those numbers look like?

How many mpg do the 2021 Jetta and 2021 Jetta GLI get?


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Fuel Economy Estimates

2021 Jetta cockpit showcase

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is very fuel efficient. Both the eight-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission variants are EPA-estimated at 30-city/40-highway mpg. The performance-oriented 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI has similar numbers. The six-speed manual model is EPA-estimated at 25-city/33-highway mpg; the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic variant is EPA-estimated at 25-city/32-highway mpg.

Powertrain Specs

The 2021 Jetta S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium all have a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The engine puts out 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The S and R-Line comes standard with a six-speed manual. The eight-speed automatic is standard on the SE, SEL, and SEL Premium, and available on the S and R-Line. All Jetta models are FWD.

The 2021 Jetta GLI has a bit more power. The GLI S and GLI Autobahn both sport a 2.0-liter turbo-four. It produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. The six-speed manual is standard on both trims. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters is available on both trims as well. As with the regular Jetta, all Jetta GLI models are FWD.

Interested in a 2021 Jetta or 2021 Jetta GLI?

If you’d like some more info on the 2021 Jetta or Jetta GLI, give Hall Volkswagen a call. We can answer any questions you might have. And if you think you may want to purchase a Jetta, be sure to check the current Volkswagen financing incentives to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

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