The 6 speed automatic transmission is set up to keep rpm's low unless you use the sport mode. The Jetta, meanwhile, comes standard with an outdated 2. Check them out side by side. This powertrain produces quick acceleration and easy highway passing power. If you have a Volkswagen I recommend using premium gas and taking care of it. It's good enough, close enough to the 2.
Car-Net, an OnStar-like service, is also a new option. . The rear roof pillars are tall, the rear-seat headrests are low, and the glass area is large--all of it adding out to better rear and three-quarter visibility than in, say, the more elongated and swoopy Hyundai Elantra compact sedan. For the Jetta SportWagen, on a platform now nearing a decade old, there are fewer trim levels and a lesser options list. For the most part, I drove the way I most often do, which is to say that time is not generally on my side. The result is that driving with zest requires large dramatic steering inputs which can make the car feel somewhat imprecise.
Simply put, both the Corolla and the Jetta offer all the features that you'd expect from a compact sedan and little else. An exceptional engine Lift the hood and you'll find that this Jetta is powered by a 2. The power and torque from this 2. The interior is simple and functional. Due to gearbox fluid additives, the control module within the gearbox may corrode. I have always loved Japanese manufacturers for their reliability and their practical styles, but couldn't get both fun driving and good fuel economy in the same car on any of the models I drove.
There's ample space in all directions, even with the sunroof fitted. The Bluetooth phone system reconnects easily on its own, and the initial pairing was almost confusing in its simplicity. We'd skip the base 2. Very impressed with how safe they feel and how good they do in snow. When it was new for 2011, the Jetta grew nearly three inches over the prior version. Is this a vehicle worth owning? The Civic Hybrid also has a better reliability rating.
This is not a particularly easy or intuitive setup to work with. A great back-to-school car should be versatile -- ready for moving boxes, midnight pizza runs, and tight parking. Up front, the cupholders were not very functional. It's a thumper, not a boomer that sounds great with, for example, A Tribe Called Quest's boom-bap sound. I have been a diesel owner going back to a 1979 Peugeot 504 Diesel Sedan. The Jetta's cabin is just as straightforward, and it's not only in size that it can feel like a calm oasis, if you've spent time in those other compacts.
So what do the fuel economy savings actually translate into? Paddle shifters would make this a much more fun drive, but nudging the shift lever around wasn't so bad. Volkswagen has steered neatly clear of the collision of styling memes that litter the compact car field. As a result, our value pick is the Jetta -- with one exception. Where the Jetta distances itself from the vast horde of excellent compact cars is in the powertrains it offers. If gas is applied before what seems like the breaks letting go then the acceleration feels a bit jerky.
Other mechanical changes include an upgraded suspension on most models, and electric power steering. Inspected in October and had a new set of tires at the same time. I forgot how fun driving can be. The Jetta has better ride control, and a more precise feel than even the independent-suspension Civic. A shorter final-drive ratio would go a long way toward waking up this engine.
Volkswagen lists the and in the competitive set, and brought one of each to the drive: a 2014 Focus five-door sedan with a 2. Lots of power too when you step on the gas pedal. The trunk is huge, and has been great on road trips with the family, in fact being easier to fit everything than the full size luxury sedan I had before it. It's just a bit loud at idle, but makes up for the racket by outputting 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Those visits will be few and far between. The Jetta is the car for them.
Very impressed with how safe they feel and how good they do in snow. I am a strong advocate of diesel vehicles, but with. The rest of the kilometers were in heavy traffic 10 percent , in the city 5 percent , and in the suburbs 0 percent. It earned the second-highest rating of Marginal in the small overlap front crash test. You get what you pay for and you don't get much at the base model's relatively low cost. In 2015, Volkswagen admitted diesel engines in this model illegally cheated federal tests and polluted beyond allowable limits.