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?
Fuel Economy Estimates
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.
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.