The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta From Your VW Dealer - CardinaleWay VW

If you’re looking for a compact sedan, you should seriously consider the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta seats five passengers very comfortably, and it now has even more cabin and trunk space than before. If fact, the Jetta now has more space than some midsize sedans. Anyone looking for a Volkswagen Dealer can take a look at the Jetta and experience the comfortable and roomy cabin.

A rearview camera now comes standard on all models. Driver assistance features are now available on the lower trims, including adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. Volkswagen has updated the Jetta’s infotainment system and swapped the old proprietary cable for a USB connection. The Jetta has an appealing choice of three four-cylinder engines, two of which are available with a manual transmission.

There are now four trim levels on offer: S, SE, SEL and GLI. The S and SE trim levels are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 150 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a standard five-speed manual gearbox or an available six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA estimates fuel economy for this block with an automatic transmission at 28 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg in combined driving.* According to Volkswagen, the 1.4-liter engine with the manual gearbox gets 28/40/33.

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Powering the SEL is a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 170 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a standard six-speed automatic. According to the EPA, fuel economy checks in at 25/35/29.

The GLI gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder developing 210 hp and 207 lb.-ft., paired to a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic. Fuel efficiency for this block with the automatic transmission is 24/33/27, while the manual comes in with just 1 mpg less mpg in city driving.

The Jetta gets high praise from the automotive press, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “If you want a sporty, European-derived compact sedan at a non-European price, the 2017 VW Jetta delivers the contemporary design and handling dynamics for which German cars are known."

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta - Style and Sophistication

On the outside, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta features understated and sophisticated styling. While this subtle approach may not turn heads at every stop light, the tasteful design will most likely last longer than that of some of today’s flashier cars.

Standard safety gear for the 2017 Jetta includes six airbags, traction control, stability control, active head restraints in the front, a rearview camera and antilock disc brakes. Those who opt for the SE get rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. The SEL trim adds automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning.

All trims except the S get automatic notification in the event of a crash, stolen vehicle tracking, remote access, roadside assistance and geo-fencing (a feature that lets parents to limit where the car can travel). Some of these features can be controlled with Volkswagen’s smartphone app, Car-Net.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.