Looking at the list of standard features on the 2009 Volkswagen GLI, it may be easy to confuse this performance compact sedan with vehicles more at home on the racetrack.
4-wheel disc brakes with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, front and rear stabilizer bars, 17-inch alloy wheels, and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters are just some of the performance gear fitted on this nimble 5-seater.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, producing 200 horsepower and 207 pound feet of torque sent to the front wheels through either a 6-speed manual transmission, or a 6-speed TipTronic automatic with sport mode.
Fuel economy on the GLI ranges from 21 miles per gallon city up to 29, highway.
Base MSRP for the 2009 Volkswagen GLI is $24,590. With full options the price can climb to $34,000. The GLI is protected by a 5-year, 60,000-mile power train warranty.
With this hot-rodded version of the venerable Jetta, owners of the 2009 Volkswagen GLI get a potent turbocharged engine, lots of standard performance equipment and a wealth of upscale amenities...making for a powerful daily driver with nimble handling to boot!