2020 Volkswagen Jetta Trim Levels

2020 Volkswagen Jetta White paint driving down curved road toward right of shot

The Volkswagen Jetta is a sedan with more to offer than most small sedans, especially in the same price range. Aside from smart, simple Volkswagen styling and sensibility, the 2020 Jetta brings more diverse technology features as standards and options than most other sedans. Since there are five main trim levels of the Jetta of the new decade, the best way to explain the features is by trim level. Use the table below to compare some highlights of each trim. Each trim level is considered either an Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) or Super-Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle. (SULEV)


Manual Transmission Option  ULEV or SULEV   Front-Wheel Drive   $18,895-$19,695 Starting MSRP  


8-Speed Automatic  ULEV Front-Wheel Drive  $22,645 Starting MSRP 


8-Speed Automatic  ULEV  Front-Wheel Drive  $25,995 Starting MSRP 


Manual Transmission Option  ULEV or SULEV  Front-Wheel Drive with Front Limited Slip Differential  $22,695-$23,495 Starting MSRP 

SEL Premium

8-Speed Automatic  ULEV  Front-Wheel Drive  $27,945 Starting MSRP 

Trim Level Similarities

All the trim levels have great fuel economy. With each version averaging 30 MPG City, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta performs extraordinarily well for short term, intermittent driving. On the highway, the Jetta will earn drivers up to 40 mpg, making this a great vehicle for day trips and cross-country driving. A mixture of both long and short driving terms still leaves the owner 34 MPG, which is nothing to scoff at. This uniformity of fuel economy is a result of the same engine being in every trim. Unlike some vehicles, the transmission type doesn’t make a notable difference in fuel economy.

SEL Premium Trim Level Features

The highest trim level is decked out with lots of technological features;

  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • LED Headlamp
  • Brake Drying
  • Pre- and Post-Collision Safety System
  • Blind Spot Warning System
  • Passenger Occupant Sensing Airbag Deactivation
  • 9-Speaker, 400-Watt Beats® Audio Premium Brand Speakers
  • USB Audio Input and Satellite Radio
  • Keyless Ignition
  • And More!