History / Overview
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For 2020, changes to the Jetta are in trim. The base Comfortline trim gets a new 6.5-inch colour display and USB-C connector that are new to the Jetta.
Comfortline trim adds a new wheel design, and Comfortline and Highline add a low windshield washer fluid level warning.
Execline gains wireless smartphone charging, a heated wiper de-icer, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.
Volkswagen offers the Jetta in Comfortline, Highline, Execline, and GLI trims. The first three trims use a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. GLI trades that for a more potent 2.0L.
1.4L cars offer 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions. The GLI starts with a 6-speed stick that options to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Comfortline comes with an electric parking brake, cruise control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a 4-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, automatic on/off LED headlights, LED taillights, 16-inch wheels, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, heated windshield washer nozzles, a 6-way manual driver's seat, heated front seats, air conditioning, leatherette door inserts, reading lights, and cloth upholstery.
Highline adds blind spot monitoring, passive keyless entry, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a 6-speaker stereo, satellite radio, a sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and leatherette upholstery.
Execline trim brings fog lights, cornering lights, a wiper de-icer, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, wireless smartphone charging, an 8-speaker stereo, navigation, a digital gauge cluster, 17-inch wheels, a power driver's seat with 2-way lumbar, ventilated front sport seats, ambient lighting, and leather upholstery.
Finally, GLI builds on a mix of Execline and Highline features, adding 18-inch wheels.
Highline and Execline offer a driver assistance package of adaptive cruise control, forward collision detection with automatic braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.
A GLI advanced driver assistance pack adds lane keep assist, a multi-function camera with distance sensor, and adaptive cruise with stop-and-go.
Volkswagen's fuel consumption estimates are 7.8/5.9 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 1.4L engine and 8-speed automatic, and 7.9/5.9 with the stickshift. GLI ratings are 9.3/7.2 L/100 km with the 7-speed automatic and 9.6/7.1 with the 6-speed stick.