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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Test Drive Review

by Ben on 10.17.2012 06:35

We’ve waiting to drive the all-new Volkswagen Jetta GLI for a while, and quite interested to see how it turned Partly because the Jetta like the GTI for the Golf, has always VW’s sportiest offering, and is a great bang for your buck.

The other reason we so interested is that the GLI is based on the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. is a large departure from the model. In the past, the Jetta was much a 4-door sedan of the Golf Hatchback so the Jetta GLI up being a sedan version of the perfect if you wanted or needed a instead of a hatch.

But recently, the new Jetta parted with the Golf, and the designed-for-America became much larger, a bit expensive, and to be honest, a bit less So we wondered if the new GLI would also some of its former pizzazz, or rekindle the love affair always had with the model.

it certainly looks the part. the lines of the GLI are still conservative, VW has up the recipe with some goodies, like a new honeycomb aggressive front air dam, 17” spoke alloy and nice touches like exhaust tips. Our tester was a and tasteful Frost Silver but we might opt for the Candy White or Tornado Red.

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta beauty is more than deep, as VW has seriously upgraded the as well.

To start, powering the GLI is turbo 2.0-liter, four pushing out a respectable 200 horsepower smooth power delivery and bottom end torque. There’s a rich, throaty rumble the exhaust that makes you know you’re in Volkswagen’s version of the Jetta. Our tester had the optional DSG dual-clutch automatic notable for ridiculously quick and sporty feel. Our particular had a roughness to the shifting we’ve felt before in any other VW, so we’ll chalk it up to a rough at the hands of other journalists.

That aside, the 2012 Jetta GLI feels fast and And thanks to an independent rear unique to the Jetta GLI, the is smoother while offering handling. That’s a win-win. And that wonderful European of precision and control that swift progress and makes any more enjoyable.

To those who owned GLI’s in the past, the larger Volkswagen Jetta GLI feel a little less maybe a little more up but is still a great drive. And we enjoyed mpg in the mid 20’s especially considering how this car goads you driving hard. Keep foot out of it good luck and you be able to get close to 30 mpg on the freeway.

That larger exterior pays off in a huge interior, plenty of room in the back for and supportive front sport up front. Another Jetta GLI soft-touch materials throughout much nicer than the low-rent ones found on models. We especially loved the GLI’s flat-bottomed, Formula sport steering wheel.

The feeling of all is that you can have a European Sport Sedan for the of a typical Asian competitor. The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI at just $23,945. Go full-boat and get the GLI which includes goodies 18” alloy wheels, climate control, power and sweet-sounding Fender Premium system, and you’re still looking at $26,195. A great


So the new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a different vehicle than that have worn the in the past. A little more up, a little roomier, but still a driver’s car that will put a on any enthusiast’s face. And our favorite by far.

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