Only a few small cars have a loyal fanbase like the Volkswagen Jetta, one of the best-selling models in the United States. That’s not without reason, because the Jetta appealed buyers with its upscale designs, powerful engine options and refined cabins. Basically, the 2018 Volkswagen GLI bridges between everyday compact economy cars and entry-level premium brand compact sedans, a niche almost unto itself.
The 2018 Volkswagen GLI is a four-door compact sedans.
The 2018 Volkswagen GLI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission (VW DSG) sent that power to the front wheel.
In track testing, the 2018 Volkswagen GLI went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is faster than almost all its rivals. EPA estimated fuel economy is 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway).
The 2018 Volkswagen GLI has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $30,395.