With so many Jetta’s dotting the streets, you’d think that Volkswagen shipped them in the mail alongside the monthly coupon book. Not the case, though you do get coupon type savings and a booklet of trim options for 2013. Take a look.
Volkswagen Jetta Trims and Feature Highlights
The Jetta is a five seat compact sedan offered in thirteen trim levels that offer four engine choices. And if that doesn’t impress, the Jetta SportWagen and soon-to-be-released Jetta Turbo Hybrid surely will provide something to like.
For 2013, Volkswagen has peppered Jetta with minor but noteworthy upgrades, among them being leather accents and power-reclining seats for SE and TDI trims, and softer touch materials for SEL trims. Base Jetta S models still get the bare bones treatment of 15 inch steel wheels, cloth seats, manual A/C, and a 115 horsepower 4-cylinder engine. With such minimalism, however, comes a minimum price tag of $16,675, and remember that good crash tests ratings also come standard. For a little over $1,000 more, you can add a sunroof and cruise control.
While Jetta S options are somewhat lackluster, particularly under the hood, moving up in trim improves power quickly. SE and SEL models add 55 horses and a cylinder, along with extra aesthetics and creature comforts inside and out. SEL trims can also be had with touchscreen navigation and a premium sound system. TDI and GLI Jetta trims offer dramatic performance increases, and, in TDI’s case, 42 highway MPG. These higher trims also offer more opulence in the form of dual-zone climate control, heated seats, sport suspension (for GLI) and bigger alloy wheels for show. Particularly exciting for off-the-line racers is GLI’s 6-speed DSG automatic transmission and the addition of launch control.
Whatever your flavor combo you’re looking for, the Jetta has it.
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Volkswagen Jetta Performance
Four engine variations await Jetta shoppers’ diverse tastes. First up is a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder that belongs to base S trims. The 2.0 liter produces a modest 115 horsepower along with 125 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic for manual mode.
SE and SEL Jetta trims are given a 2.5 liter in-line 5-cylinder that steps it up to 170 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. The inline-5 gets the same 5-speed manual and 6-speed auto options as the base models.
TDI trims receive a 2.0 liter Clean Diesel 4-cylinder that hands out 140 horses and an eye-popping 236 lb.-ft. of torque.
Finally, GLI trims are handed a turbocharged inline-4 that flexes 200 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. Transmission options for both the TDI and GLI trims are a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed DSG automatic with paddle shifters and launch control.
All models are equipped with front-wheel drive.
Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy
EPA estimates are as follows: base S trims with the 5-speed manual receive 24/34/28 (city/highway/combined) MPG, and 24/23/27 with the 6-speed auto. SE and SEL Jetta models get 23/33/26 with a manual transmission and 24/31/26 for autos. The Jetta TDI really flexes its fuel muscle with 30/42/34 MPG (with diesel fuel) for either transmission, and turbocharged GLI manual editions see 22/33/26, with automatics getting 24/32 (city/highway) on premium fuel.
Volkswagen Jetta Interior Highlights
Jetta’s cabin experience really depends on what model you step in to, though space is abundant with any option. Adults can slide into the back and sit for a period of time in relative comfort; rear legroom is surprisingly lengthy at 38.1 inches. Cargo room also impresses at 15.5 cubic feet. Going for higher trims affords softer touch materials, heated sport front seats that are power adjustable, and something called leatherette upholstery- which feels almost like real leather. The dash offers a practical layout, and adding the touchscreen interface creates a nice base for controlling acoustical needs.
Volkswagen Jetta Safety
Standard for every 2013 Jetta are four wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability & traction control, and six airbags. GLI Autobahn with Navigation trims receive a rearview camera.
NHTSA crash test ratings give 2013 Jetta a solid 4/5 stars overall.
Volkswagen Jetta Summary
There are flashier sedans options, but Jetta’s space and engine selections still make it a viable pick, especially for tight wallets.
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