The 2021 Jetta is the most affordable Volkswagen vehicle available today, making it a popular choice among first-time car buyers, college students, empty-nesters, commuters, and young professionals alike. It is also the most fuel-efficient Volkswagen, getting as much as 40 MPG on the highway, depending on the model.
But many people may not realize the 2021 Jetta is one of the sportiest Volkswagens as well. The 2021 VW Jetta is available in five trim levels: S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. Volkswagen SouthTowne has a huge selection of all trims, but for those wanting a Jetta with a little extra flair, the 2021 Jetta R-Line trim is unmatched.
Here are a few things we love about the R Line:
Overall handling and driving excitement
One of the enhancements the R-Line trim adds to the 2021 Jetta is a rear bumper and special black exterior trim, which increases the sporty look of the Jetta. The R-Line also offers an electronic locking differential that helps increase traction, making it popular for thrill-seekers. Plus it comes with an option for a rare manual transmission!
"Our customers love the R-Line because of its turbocharged engine, horsepower, and sportier look," says Josh Osborne, general manager at Volkswagen SouthTowne. "And for those who love the thrill of a manual transmission, the R-Line has a three-pedal option that makes it really fun to drive."
Nice balance of functionality and upgrades
"The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid choice for folks who want a budget-friendly and fuel-efficient compact car," reports Car and Driver. And U.S. News gives the 2021 Jetta high marks for its fuel efficiency, comfortable ride, roomy seats and user-friendly infotainment system.
Every 2021 Jetta comes with incredible tech features like Car-Net, telematics system, Wi-Fi, Apple or Android CarPlay touchscreen infotainment system. But the 2021 VW Jetta R-Line at Volkswagen SouthTowne adds the right combination of interior upgrades.
"The R-Line comes with a good mix of interior enhancements like a panoramic sunroof, V-Tex simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and LED headlights," says Osborne.
According to Automoblog "The R-Line comes with attractive two-tone seats and a sporty steering wheel to set it apart from the other Jetta models. If you need to travel, the Jetta offers plenty of room for your stuff. We made use of the small item storage areas, large door pockets, cell phone tray in front of the shifter, and sizable cupholders."
"The Jetta's interior has a modern vibe and the build quality is excellent," reports the Automoblog article. "The dash features an eight-inch touchscreen and VW's Digital Cockpit, a fully digital and customizable gauge cluster. We made use of the standard Bluetooth connectivity by streaming music on our drive."
While the higher trims of the 2020 Jetta (SEL and SEL Premium) offer luxury-style upgrades to the Jetta interior (customizable interior lights, genuine leather upholstery, sigh-way power-adjustable driver's seat, ventilated—as well as heated front seats, as well as heated back seats), the R-Line provides a great balance of upgrades and offers a great bang for your buck.
The price is right
"We have as low as 1.9% financing on 2021 Jetta models for up to six years," Osborne says. "And the Jetta S leases for only $139 a month for 39 months!"