2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Volkswagen Jetta

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $21,595 to $32,395
  • Price range in the United States: $18,995 to $32,435
  • Two engine choices, with output ranging from 147 to 228 horsepower
  • Combined fuel economy: 6.9 L/100 km to 8.5 L/100 km, 28 to 34 mpg

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a compact four-door sedan that’s in the third model year of its seventh generation. It was redesigned for the 2019 model year and is offered in regular and sportier Jetta GLI configurations.

The Jetta is equipped with a turbocharged 1.4L inline four-cylinder engine that develops 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, managed by either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. Every Jetta features a front-wheel drivetrain.

As for the Jetta GLI, it boasts a turbocharged 2.0L four that develops 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, mixed with either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic. It also receives a sport-tuned suspension, unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts and dual chrome exhaust tips.

In Canada, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is available in Comfortline, Highline, Highline with R-Line package and Execline trim levels, along with the Jetta GLI. In the United States, we find S, R-Line, SE, SEL and SEL Premium in addition to S and Autobahn variants for the Jetta GLI. The R-Line package and trim level notably add unique exterior styling elements, 17-inch alloy wheels and an XDS electronic limited-slip differential for enhanced handling characteristics.

Available comfort and convenience features in the Jetta include an MIB2 infotainment with 6.5-inch touchscreen or a new MIB3 system with an eight-inch touchscreen, a 400-watt BeatsAudio sound system, SiriusXM with 360L compatibility, Volkswagen Car Net remote access, a digital 12.3-inch driver instrument panel, alloy wheels ranging from 16 to 18 inches in diameter, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a windshield wiper de-icer, perforated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power sunroof and wireless phone charging.

The safety feature list includes available automatic high beams, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control with stop and go function.


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2021 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
ComfortlineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual$21,595$1,750$23,345
ComfortlineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$22,995$1,750$24,745
HighlineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual$25,495$1,750$27,245
HighlineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$25,645$1,750$27,395
Highline R-LineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$26,845$1,750$27,395
ExeclineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$28,995$1,750$30,745
GLITurbo 2.0L I46-speed manual$30,995$1,750$32,745
GLITurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCT$32,395$1,750$34,145

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPDestination & HandlingNet Price
STurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual$18,995$995$19,990
STurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$19,795$995$20,790
R-LineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual$22,795$995$23,790
SETurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$22,895$995$23,890
R-LineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$23,595$995$24,590
SELTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$25,745$995$26,740
GLI STurbo 2.0L I46-speed manual$26,640$995$27,635
GLI STurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCT$27,440$995$28,435
SEL PremiumTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic$28,045$995$29,040
GLI AutobahnTurbo 2.0L I46-speed manual$30,745$995$31,740
GLI AutobahnTurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCT$31,545$995$32,540

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacementPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
ComfortlineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
ComfortlineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
HighlineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
HighlineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
Highline R-LineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
ExeclineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
GLITurbo 2.0L I46-speed manual1,984228 @ 5,000258 @ 1,500
GLITurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCT1,984228 @ 5,000258 @ 1,500

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacementPoweer (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 
STurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
STurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
R-LineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manual1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
SETurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
R-LineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
SELTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
GLI STurbo 2.0L I46-speed manual1,984228 @ 5,000258 @ 1,500
GLI STurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCT1,984228 @ 5,000258 @ 1,500
SEL PremiumTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automatic1,395147 @ 5,000184 @ 1,600
GLI AutobahnTurbo 2.0L I46-speed manual1,984228 @ 5,000258 @ 1,500
GLI AutobahnTurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCT1,984228 @ 5,000258 @ 1,500

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 km
ComfortlineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manualRegular7.95.86.9
ComfortlineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular8.06.07.1
HighlineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manualRegular7.95.86.9
HighlineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular8.06.07.1
Highline R-LineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular8.06.07.1
ExeclineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular8.06.07.1
GLITurbo 2.0L I46-speed manualRegular9.77.08.5
GLITurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCTRegular9.76.88.4

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
STurbo 1.4L I46-speed manualRegular304134
STurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular293933
R-LineTurbo 1.4L I46-speed manualRegular304134
SETurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular293933
R-LineTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular293933
SELTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular293933
GLI STurbo 2.0L I46-speed manualRegular243328
GLI STurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCTRegular243528
SEL PremiumTurbo 1.4L I48-speed automaticRegular293933
GLI AutobahnTurbo 2.0L I46-speed manualRegular243328
GLI AutobahnTurbo 2.0L I47-speed automatic DCTRegular243528

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Competition

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta competes with the following models in the compact car category:
Honda Civic, Honda Insight, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, Subaru WRX, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Golf.