The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta sedan makes up for its lack of pizazz in most configurations with exceptional refinement and value.
Overall, we rate the 2020 Jetta at 5.8 out of 10 (read more about how we rate cars).
That figure is determined by the most popular versions of the Jetta—S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium versions powered by a 148-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo-4. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, but nearly all Jettas built at the automaker’s Mexican assembly plant head to dealers with an 8-speed automatic transmission that shuttles power to the front wheels.
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The 228-hp Jetta GLI swaps in a lowered…