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2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$30,745
Invoice
$29,515
Average Price Paid
$29,711
72 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,510
6 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,363
6 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T

In its second year as a model distinct from the Jetta, the 2009 Volkswagen GLI adds heated front seats and a 6-CD changer to its standard equipment. This compact sport sedan can be see...

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Jetta GLI is a near-mechanical twin to the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The big difference between the two models is the Jetta GLI is a sedan, while the GTI is a five-door hatchback. The J...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
145
Andyscarquest 2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0TReview:

2009 Black Vw Gli — Awesome car but you pay for it considering the base price of a regular Jetta. I love the looks, the...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jenel 2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0TReview:

You Will Fall In Love At The First Drive — Lots of FUN...Drove 3000 miles within 3 weeks. Has the Audi feel, without the Audi price. Currently ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John 2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0TReview:

Don't Think, Just Buy! — • Performance - out of the box, it was quick and handled well, but needed a little aftermarket TLC....

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
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Specs

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
--
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
--
35 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
200 hp @ 5,100 RPM
200 hp @ 5,100 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
207 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Optional --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 955 lbs 882 lbs
Exterior
Length 179.3 in 185.2 in
Width 70.1 in 70.8 in
Height 57.4 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 105.6 in

Available Options

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure Gray
  • Pure Gray W/Black Roof
  • Pure White
  • Pure White W/Black Roof
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Tornado Red W/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • GLI Autobahn Black Package

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