The Volkswagen Jetta is the best selling VW in America.
The previous Jetta’s were smaller, similar to Golf with a boot ‘.However a new redesigned Jetta was introduced specifically for America.
The initial Jetta’s were fairly heavily criticized for being cheap looking and lacking somewhat in power.
In 2016 the improved Jetta model was launched. It has resulted in many new features with good safety and fuel economy.
Details and Features of the Jetta
- Base 1.4 liter Turbo 4 Model .This has 150hp and 184 –pound feet of torque. Available in 6 speeds automatic and a five speed manual.
- Mid range 1.8 Liter Turbo 4 with 170 hp. and 184 – pound feet of torque. This is only available in a six speed Auto.
- Top of the range 2.0 liter Turbo 4 – available hot rod GLI 210 hp and 207 pound-per feet. It is available in a double clutch automatic or six speeds manual.
The top features are listed below:
- Styling and Interior
It is a simple rectangular three box compact Sedan, It has good rearward visibility. The features are simple but easily identifiable with the Volkswagen Brand.
It has a comfortable and spacious interior.
Plenty space for rear seating passengers and head and leg room.
The new features added for the 2017 model include two tone cloth seats, Five inch touch radio screen, Bluetooth, and LED daytime lamps.
Rear seat folds down.
A large trunk. In fact at 15.7 feet of space it is one of the largest in this car range.
- Jetta’s performance on the road.
Both the 1.4 liter and 1.8 liter models have plenty of power especially in the low rev ranges.
There is independent suspension on all four wheels and this greatly assists when cornering. The double clutch automatic paddles (a feature on the 2 liter turbo) are quick to react.
All models are quiet.
With a curb weight of just under 3000 pounds for the 1.4 liter it will go further and faster than most similar cars.
Exceptional handling across all models. In fact reviews from many car websites indicate that the Jetta is one of the best handling sedan cars available on the market
One of the important features when choosing a car should be the safety features. The Jetta is very highly rated by American Car Safety bodies.
The Federal testing Agency rated the Jetta as 5 stars. This is the top safety rating available.
The IIHS gave the Jetta a + Top pick which again is one of the highest ratings.
New models all have rearview cameras, and the SE models include blind spot monitors and Rear Cross Traffic awareness as standard fittings.
The 2 liter turbo also has forward collision warning and automatic braking as additional safety features.
4 Fuel Economy
The lower range Jetta’s are rated at 28 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highways. This equates to about a maximum fuel range of 580 miles. Very Economical.
The Volkswagen Jetta delivers on style, road handling, safety and fuel economy.