Volkswagen Jetta GLI Information

Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Jetta GLI for 2 years. They average 25.8 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2019 Jetta GLI above average at 28 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2019 Jetta GLI to be $1,400 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Jetta GLI consumes about 12 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Jetta GLI emits 315 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,725,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 225 trees would offset these emissions. The Jetta GLI has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 28 32 25
1986 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 25 29 23

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI has 4 different model options on record with the EPA since 1986. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 32 25
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S7), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 32 25
1986 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 24 21
1986 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 25 29 23