Introducing 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

December 19th, 2019 by

Get ready for our refined 2020 Jetta models to inspire you with new comforts that make the 2020 Jetta more than just a people’s car. Our smallest sedan is tremendously fuel-efficient yet offers a spacious interior for passengers and cargo. Jetta will reliably take you where you want to go.

What’s New for 2020

Our latest Car-Net Infotainment system is now standard on all 2020 Jetta models, including a subscription-based WiFi hotspot. Choose the standard 6-inch touchscreen, or upgrade to the 8-inch touchscreen, to integrate your connectivity using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Cold Weather Package (remote start with added heating elements on steering wheel, rear seats, washer nozzles, and windshield wipers) is newly available on SE and R-Line models.

Now standard, 17-inch wheels adorn the 2020 SEL and SEL Premium models. Inside, wireless smartphone charging has been added as a standard feature on the SEL and SEL Premium Car-Net Infotainment system.

Safety Rating

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta its highest five-star safety rating. The Jetta was not named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Although it did receive high marks in crash tests, the Jetta was found lacking overall due to the base model’s non-advanced headlights.

Standard safety features on the 2020 Jetta include the Driver Assistance Package (forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert) and rear-view camera on all models except base S model. Additional safety features including rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and automatic high-beam headlights are available on SEL and SEL Premium models.

Jetta GLI S and Autobahn models offer standard safety features including the Driver Assistance Package features and rain-sensing windshield wipers, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Fuel Economy

As a compact car, 2020 Jetta is frugal with fuel. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy is anticipated to match the fuel economy of 2019 models. Regardless of transmission, Jetta receives an impressive EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined. Fuel economy estimates for 2020 GLI models remain high at 25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined.


The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a front-wheel-drive vehicle, powered by a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (base model S) or 8-speed automatic transmission to produce 147-horsepower. Jetta produces an impressive 184 pound-feet of torque, giving you sporty acceleration for downtown driving. The Jetta model’s simple, torsion-beam rear suspension results in precise handling. Combined with powerful acceleration and the interior’s refined style, the 2020 Jetta will prove a comfortable ride every time.

Our performance-oriented 2020 Jetta GLI packs 228-horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque beneath the hood with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Jetta GLI model’s powertrain is complete when paired with your choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch manual transmission. The zippy GLI is expected to reach 0-60 within 5-seconds with our DSG transmission. With strong accelerating power and a more sophisticated, multi-link rear suspension the GLI has the best balance on curvy roads among Jetta models.

Style & Comfort

Crisp lines and alloy wheels accentuate this conservatively styled 4-door sedan. Jetta model’s GLI model adds a bit of flair with a honeycomb grille and optional 17-inch or 18-inch wheels. Inside, the compact Jetta surprises with optimal passenger and cargo space. Soft-touch, cloth upholstery comes standard or your choice of optional synthetic or genuine leather. This sedan can comfortably seat five (5) people with ample, 37-inches of legroom in the rear seats. Equipped with two sets of LATCH connectors for child safety seats on the rear, outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear, middle seat, passengers of any age enjoy the ride. Optional interior features include:

  • 8-way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Front Sport Seats
  • Sport Steering Wheel
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Heated Rear Seats

2020 Volkswagen Jetta model’s spacious trunk can hold 14.1 cubic feet of cargo. Fold-down the standard, 60/40-split-fold rear seats to gain even more cargo space.

Infotainment Features

Every 2020 Jetta model is equipped with a Car-Net Infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports and a four-speaker audio system. Choose from standard, 6-inch touchscreen or optional, 8-inch touchscreen. Upgrade to an 8-speaker BeatsAudio sound system. Add a subscription-based WiFi hotspot, HD radio, satellite radio or navigation system.

New for 2020, Volkswagen Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models now include wireless smartphone charging as a standard feature.


Base Model S is the Jetta model’s most basic version. The 2020 Jetta S comes standard with our 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission. Interior features include cloth upholstery, 6-inch touchscreen Car-Net Infotainment system, and rearview camera safety feature.

The 2020 Jetta SE is equipped with our 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Interior comforts include standard synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof. The Driver Assistance Package is standard. Optional Cold Weather Package is available for Jetta SE.

2020 Jetta R-Line model comes standard with a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The eight-speed automatic transmission is optional. The Jetta R-Line model’s interior includes all the SE interior features plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel. On the exterior, Volkswagen adds fog lights to the Jetta R-Line. Optional Cold Weather Package is available.

Volkswagen 2020 Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models are the top of the line for interior comforts. Both feature the upgraded, 8-inch touchscreen for the Car-Net Infotainment system. HD radio, 8-speaker BeatsAudio sound system and wireless smartphone charging capability are standard. On Jetta SEL Premium, enjoy ultimate comfort in the heated, front sport seats with 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and leather upholstery throughout. Driver Assistance Package is standard with additional safety features including rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and automatic high-beam headlights.

Our most powerful 2020 Jetta GLI models are available with S or Autobahn trims. Both are equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with 6-speed manual transmission. Inside, drive comfortably with sport front seats, sport steering wheel, and heated front seats. Passengers ride with a dual-zone climate control feature. Driver Assistance Package is standard for safety as well as Jetta SE model safety features. Jetta GLI Autobahn enhances your experience with a panoramic sunroof, 8-way power adjust driver’s seat, leather upholstery, ventilated seats, 8-speaker BeatsAudio sound system and wireless smartphone charging capability.

Muller Volkswagen can show you all the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Features. We would like to see you behind the wheel of a 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. Contact us today for a test drive or to learn more about Volkswagen.

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