The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the best selling car from VW stable but in UK the story is different. The Volkswagen Jetta is a well built, attractively priced small size sedan with VWs reliability. The Volkswagen Jetta sedan has been redesigned for 2011. It shares many components with VW Golf. There are three trim levels – Jetta S, SE and Sport.
In UK Jetta is available with one petrol engine, the 1.4-litre TSI unit in two power outputs, 120bhp 147 lb-ft of torque and 158bhp 177.02 lb-ft of torque, and two diesels, a 104bhp 1.6-litre TDI and a 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI turbo. A six speed manual transmission is standard. Volkswagen’s DSG dual-clutch automated manual transmission is optional.
The standard features across the range are height-adjustable front seats power locks and windows, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel,, 15-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The SE adds key-less entry, air-conditioning, power/heated mirrors and a four-speaker sound system with CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.
The new VW Jetta comes standard with safety features like traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. All Jettas have antilock brakes with brake assist.
The new VW Jetta is quite roomy and has a longer wheelbase for more rear seat room. Seats are comfortable with enough knee and head room. The 15.5-cubic-foot trunk is bigger than the competitors.
Model:Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI
Performance: 0-60 mph in 9.80 secs, max speed 123mph, 34 / 45mpg
Tech: 1390cc, 4cyl, 120bhp, 200Nm
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Price: £16,405 – £21,920