When friends of mine ask me what the best all-around car is for someone looking for fun and practicality, I almost always tell them to get a Volkswagen GTI. The perennial hot-hatch favorite is quick, comfortable, well-built, and has a useful amount of space to load up a set of tires for the track or pack it full of gear for a weekend of camping. But not everyone wants a hatchback, and for those people Volkswagen has long offered the Jetta GLI. With the new 2019 model the Jetta GLI is back, once again with the same powertrain and performance technology as the GTI and, this time around, brakes from the top-spec Golf R.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/07/new-2019-volkswagen-jetta-gli