2018 Volkswagen Jetta SE Sport vs GLI

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta SE Sport and GLI

One of the reasons that the Volkswagen Jetta is so appealing is because it offers a variety of trim levels that speak to drivers at different stages of life. The base S trim is fairly basic but comes with a budget-friendly price tag making it great for new drivers or young professionals who need to balance a budget. But, heading up the trim levels car shoppers will also find the SE Sport and GLI trims that are perfect for serious drivers who are passionate about handling and the power offered under the hood. Take a look at the specs and engine options below to see what the higher trim levels in the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta have to offer. We think you will be pleasantly surprised.

2018 VW Passat SE Sport


2018 VW Passat GLI

$23,245 Starting MSRP $29,545
170 Base Horsepower 210
1.8-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder
24/33 Fuel Economy 24/33

2018 Jetta SE Sport and GLI Engine Options

The 2018 Jetta SE Sport and GLI trims were created with performance in mind for car shoppers who truly love to drive. The SE Sport is a great mid-level option and offers amenities similar to the SE trim with a little zip under the hood. It is a great option for car shoppers looking for a mix of value and performance. The top-of-the-line GLI can't be beat in terms of performance and is a great choice for car lovers with a little more to spend up front. Check out the engine options offered in each trim level below.

SE Sport

  • 1.8-Liter Turbo
  • 170 Horsepower
  • 184 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • Six-Speed Automatic Transmission


  • 2.0-Liter Turbo
  • 210 Horsepower
  • 207 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • Six-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission

The best way to get a feel for what these models offer under the hood is by sitting behind the wheel. Stop by the Schworer Volkswagen dealership in Lincoln, NE where you can test drive each trim for a more in-depth comparison. We recommend scheduling a test drive online so we can have the vehicles ready and waiting for your arrival.