2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI first drive: Better than ever

In addition to the lower ride height, you can tell you’re looking at the GLI because of things like the LED projector headlights, honeycomb grille and dressed-up brake calipers. The interior’s GTI goodies include perforated seats, red accents, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and sport displays. The GLI also comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, ambient lighting, keyless entry, heated seats, dual-zone climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.Options include VW’s digital cockpit display, sunroof, Beats Audio (I highly recommend), satellite radio (ditto), ventilated seats and more. Standard safety features consist of forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert and the automatic post-collision braking system.There are three trim levels: S, Autobahn and the anniversary edition, with prices ranging from $26,995 to $30K.