2021 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Are you searching for a new car with the new year? If you've been eyeing the new models from Volkswagen, here is a comparison between the 2021 VW Arteon and the 2021 VW Jetta GLI! 

Volkswagen 2021 Arteon vs 2021 Jetta GLI: Interior Features

The Arteon is justifiably called a premium as it comes with standard features like the VW Digital Cockpit and available wireless charging. The front leg room is about the same as the Jetta GLI with 41.2 inches and 41.1 inches, respectively. Plenty of room and the latest tech. Both 2021 Arteon and Jetta GLI comes with 60/40 split folding rear seats and a center armrest in the back, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror and heated front seats.

Comfort Options 

The 2021 VW Jetta GLI has various comfort options that will help make the ride for you and your passengers more enjoyable. For example, you can opt to have the front seats be ventilated to help combat the warm weather. In addition, the VW Jetta GLI also has Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control. To increase comfort and style for the drive, the multi-function steering wheel is leather-wrapped. 
The 2021 VW Arteon has also been updated to have a multifunction steering wheel, and gives drivers the option to have three-zone Climatronic® automatic climate control. 
Safety Features: Driver-Assist Technology

The Volkswagen 2021 Jetta GLI has various Driver Assistance features that can help keep you and your passengers safe. Here is an overview of the available features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control: this feature helps keep your car at a chosen speed and distance from the car in front of you. Should the car in front of you change its speed, the sensors will detect this and adjust accordingly. 

- Blind Spot Monitor: this feature will alert you if there are other cars in your blind spot as you signal a lane change. 

- Rear Traffic Alert: this feature utilizes sensors to notify you if there are other cars nearby as you are in reverse. In addition, it can help brake the car if necessary.

- Lane Assist: this feature alerts you if you have drifted into another lane without signaling. This is only active when you are driving over 37 MPH. 

- Front Assist: this system can help prevent rear-end collisions with the car in front of you. If the system senses that a collision may occur, the Autonomous Emergency Braking system will either increase the brake pressure or apply the brakes automatically. 

- Light Assist: this feature will automatically turn on your high beams above 37 MPH to increase visibility on dark roads. It can also turn them off depending on if there are other vehicles on the road, so that you don't accidentally blind other drivers

Volkswagen 2021 Arteon vs 2021 Jetta GLI: Performance

The VW 2021 Jetta GLI is run by a 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers a powerful 228 hp. The 2021 Arteon is also powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine. However, it boasts 268 hp, which is 40 more hp than the 2021 Jetta GLI. 

The VW 2021 Jetta GLI uses a 6-speed manual transmission to give you a smooth ride to your destination. In addition, the Jetta GLI gives you the option to choose between different driving modes such as Eco or Sport. In comparison, the VW 2021 Arteon uses a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® shifting. 

Volkswagen 2021 Arteon vs 2021 Jetta GLI: Infotainment

The 2021 Jetta GLI has various features that help you stay connected and your passengers entertained. 
- Bluetooth® technology that allows you to stream audio from compatible devices 
- App-connect ®, which allows you to connect your smartphone so you can access your music, maps, and other information on your phone
- A touchscreen sound system with a 6.5inch color display and AM/FM radio 
- USB-C Ports and BeatsAudio®. 

The updated 2021 Arteon now has the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit as a standard feature. In addition, like the 2021 Jetta GLI, the 2021 Arteon also has a phone-pairing system and App-connect ®. Here are some of the other available features:
- An 8-inch Discover Media touchscreen 
- The latest MIB3 entertainment with natural voice control 
- A high-end sound system with pre-configured settings such as "Pure" and "Chill out"
$36,995 Starting MSRP $26,345
2.0LTurbo Engine 2.0LTurbo
268 hp Horsepower 228 hp
Front-wheel drive Drivetrain  Front-Wheel-Drive
Five Seating Capacity  Five
 22 mpg City/32 mpg Highway Fuel Economy (estimated)24 mpg City/33 mpg Highway 
 41.2 inches Front Leg Room 41.1 inches
 40.2 inches Rear Leg Room 37.4 inches
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