Compare 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI


2.0L Turbocharged I-4 2.0L Turbocharged I-4


228 hp 241 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/37 * 24/34 *

  Body Style

Sedan Hatchback

  Max Cargo Space

14.1 cu. ft. 34.5 cu. ft.

  Rear Leg Room

37.4 in. 35.0 in.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Serving Milwaukee, WI

Volkswagen is rightfully known for engineering cars that are reliable and fun to drive. As you take a closer look at the possibilities in the Volkswagen lineup for 2022, the Jetta GLI and the Golf GTI may stand out to you. The Jetta GLI is a sportier version of the standard Jetta sedan. The Golf GTI is a next-generation model for 2022, and this hatchback also has athletic styling that you will love. What else should you know about these Volkswagen cars before you select?


The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI draws 228 horsepower from a four-cylinder, turbo 2.0-liter engine. This is the same engine as you will find in the Jetta, and it is associated with a seven-speed auto manual transmission. However, it is paired with a limited-slip differential and enhanced braking capabilities for overall sportier performance. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI engine has been revamped as part of the generational updates. It has a 241 horsepower, turbo 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. It also comes with your choice of manual transmission or dual-clutch seven-speed auto transmission, a limited-slip differential, and an upgraded suspension system.


The Jetta GLI is a stunning sedan with a flowing profile and a pair of crisp accents that stream across the side doors. The hood cascades into a rounded, hexagonal grille. The grille sits over a sporty air vent, and it is linked to LED-enveloped headlights. The Golf GTI is a hatchback with strong tapering through the hood and a tall, arching roofline. Its grille is thin and stretches into sharp, dual-elemental LED headlights. The lower-front fascia holds five-bulb foglamps. The sides are prominently sculpted with a rigid accent line running from fender to fender.


You will find an array of similar features across these popular models. Both have a central display screen that trends into a digital driver’s display screen. They also have smart device app connectivity, a premium sound system, a sunroof, a push-button starter, assistive driver’s technologies, heated seats, an auto climate control system, and numerous other features that you can enjoy each time you head out on the road.

Volkswagen of Milwaukee North provides a convenient location to compare the Jetta GLI and the Golf GTI in person. Contact our Volkswagen sales office today to get to know more about these exciting possibilities for your next car purchase.

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* Based on EPA estimates. See for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.