Golf GTI, Jetta GLI Repeat As Car and Driver’s “10Best” for 2021

December 11th, 2020 by

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Good news travels fast here in the Kansas City area! They travel as fast as the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI that rocks our highways and streets. Both models have been named to Car and Driver magazine’s “10Best” list. This is the 15th year in a row that the Golf GTI has been awarded this prestigious honor.

The annual “10Best” list is exactly what it sounds like — a feature of the ten best vehicles of the year. They are judged on value, performance, overall ability to satisfy a consumer’s driving needs.

Those nominated for the “10Best” list are all-new vehicles, 2021 “10Best” winners, those that were not available for the 2020 competition, and those with significant updates. This is the first year that the competition combined cars, trucks, and SUVs into a single event. All eligible vehicles for this list must fall under the base-MSRP limit of $90,000 and be on sale in January 2021.

In the final year of the Mk VII generation, the Golf GTI is available in three trims – S, SE, and Autobahn. It comes standard with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert, which were only options before. Also standard in GTI models is in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to the Car-Net infotainment system and a data plan.

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is available in two trim levels: S and Autobahn. The Jetta GLI offers the Car-Net telematics system with in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. Autobahn models add standard wireless charging and the DCC® adaptive damping system.

Both the Golf GTI and Jetta GLI are featured in Car and Driver‘s January 2021 “10Best” issue, and available right now wherever magazines are sold. Find out more information about the list online at

Both of these winners are available at Bud Brown Volkswagen. Contact us to take home a winner today!

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