New 2013 Volkswagen GLI Prices

Now available with launch control, the 2013 Volkswagen GLI is a FWD performance compact sedan with seating for five. The GLI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 22 mpg city to 33 mpg highway. A 4-corner independent suspension enables the GLI to handle light and grip corners. Features include bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-function steering wheel, keyless access with push button start, leather seats, touch-screen navigation system, and hands-free phone capability. Safety is comprised electronic stability control (ESC), advanced airbags, anti-slip regulation, electronic brake distribution (EBD), electronic differential lock, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and hydraulic brake assist (HBA). The GLI is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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2013 Jetta GLI's receive a brand new launch control system on DSG equipped cars. The launch control uses the cars computer to find the perfect RPM for a quick getaway, deftly balancing engine power and wheel spin. Autobahn with Navigation-equipped Jettas also get rear backup cameras as well as bi-xenon headlights with LEDs for 2013.

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High-end options and feel in a small package, powerful engine, superb handling

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The GLI has always stood for inexpensive performance and is aimed squarely at buyers looking for a peppy yet still affordable sports sedan. It's reasonably competitive in a generally crowded segment, going up against cars such as the Subaru WRX and Honda Civic Si. But at just $24,000, it's the least-expensive European sports sedan on the market, and that gives it impressive value.


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