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The Volkswagen Jetta
The Volkswagen Jetta is an old favorite of Volkswagen enthusiasts. Once featuring a trendy, boxy style with its thick black car handles and square front grills, the Jetta today has transformed into a sleek, stylish sedan. Engineers have redesigned the Jetta into a modern car that is fantastic for everyday use. See why the Jetta is a household name and has become a Volkswagen staple.
The new Jetta has been fitted using the Volkswagen modular design of the MQB Platform, which is shared between many of their different vehicles. The Jetta has always appealed to the practical driver, but it is not without its own stylish and luxury features. The compact sedan provides a wider wheel base which gives the impression of spacious headspace, and although its Volkswagen’s smallest sedan, all four passengers can sit in comfort. The higher end models provide ambient interior lighting, ventilated heated seats, and provides more cargo space than its hatchback counterpart, the VW Golf.
The Jetta features a scalloped-profile on the exterior with a slick roofline and a broad, curved grill that is enclosed on either side by two aptly sized LED headlights. The embedded dashboard display has been raised to be closer to the driver’s eyeline, and premium models feature an ambient interior lighting system.
The same engine powers all the models for this modern Jetta, which is a 1.4 L turbocharged engine with the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Jetta boasts massive fuel efficiency over its previous models and similar counterparts. At roughly 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, the EPA Rated mileage really pushes for a ton of practical uses for this small but economical sedan.
The Jetta GLI, Volkswagen’s performance sedan, boasts a 2.0-liter, 228 horsepower, TSI turbocharged engine. The GLI is available in two separate models with a price point generally higher than the Jetta.
State of the Art Technology
The Jetta features Volkswagen’s CarNet, which has many options available depending on the Model. CarNet is integrated with the vehicle’s MiB II’s infotainment system. CarNet includes options for stolen vehicle tracking, accident reporting, location-based information, and even an option to be used as a wi-fi hotspot. The responsive touch display screen features Android Auto Connect and Apple CarPlay, and on the top two models there is capability for wireless charging.
The display screen has traditional knobs and buttons for controlling certain aspects of your chosen entertainment, but the screen itself features gesture capability, as well as pinch to zoom, to ensure the driver stays safe behind the wheel.
Earning five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Jetta features several options for safety features and options. The base models have several driver assistances packages, and the more premium options include blind spot monitoring, rear traffic, pedestrian alerts, and forward collision warnings.