The Volkswagen Jetta received a noticeable update for the 2022 model year and hence, the 2023 Jetta would be a carryover model and as per reports, the brand intends to give the model a refresh only for the upcoming model in the near future. On the outside, the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta retains the current design that consists of prominent body lines, wide lower air intake, and plain lighting. The GLI trim of the Jetta is the sportier version of this compact sedan and it features red accents, sharped redesigned bumpers, and larger 18-inch wheels. The Volkswagen Jetta comes standard with a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that churns out 158 horsepower paired with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Jetta GLI comes with a slightly bigger 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that has a maximum power output of 228 horsepower mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The only expected changes on the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is the inclusion of remote start on all trim levels and a bump up in price for all models of a mere $50 and this gets the price of the base S trim up to $20,415. Volkswagen intends to keep the GLI variant of the Jetta separate from the mainstream variants as a part of the fully equipped Autobahn trim. The Jetta is spread across S, Sport, SE, and SEL trims and these cars carry enough power and equipment needed in a daily drivable sedan. However, Volkswagen isn’t the only manufacturer focusing on such a demanding market and they are up against the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and the Mazda 3.