2009 Volkswagen GLI

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 man trans

2009 volkswagen gli Reviews and News

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Obviously, the Jetta-based GLI isn't as nimble as the lighter, Golf-based GTI, our two-time Automobile of the Year. Nonetheless, the GLI is one fun car, and I think it's underrated. The GTI is truly great and deserving of all of its awards, but as a family man, I'd prefer the more spacious and slightly less nervous GLI.
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No, this certainly isn't a GTI sedan, as Phil pointed out, but the Jetta is such an easy car to like. It's supremely stylish, provides comfortable accommodations for passengers front and rear, and comes with an extensive list of standard features all for a base price of less than $26,000. The 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four is such a great powerplant and it really adds a lot of character to this somewhat staid vehicle. It's really peppy and a lot of fun especially when matched to the smooth 6-speed manual. But, like my colleagues, I find it disappointing that the Jetta's suspension can't match this engines performance. Give this car the GTI's suspension and perfect brake and steering feel and Volkswagen would have a true competitor to the excellent Mazda3.
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2009 Volkswagen GLI Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
200 hp @ 5100rpm
Torque:
207 ft lb of torque @ 1800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R

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