2015 Volkswagen Jetta
The subtly redesigned exterior not only provides the Jetta with a crisp new look, but also helps increase the overall efficiency of the car by improving the aerodynamics.
Additionally, the new Jetta features an updated interior, a new diesel engine offering, and a host of newly available driver assistance systems. Under the hood, the latest Jetta continues to offer three four-cylinder gasoline engines (a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, as well as 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter versions of the turbocharged EA888 engine), a 1.4-liter turbocharged hybrid unit, and a new 2.0-liter turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine.
Volkswagen also offers the Jetta Sport model. This limited edition, athletic take on the 1.8T SE trim will offer a sport suspension, front sport seats, and two-tone 17-inch wheels. The coupe-like incline of the windshield and the consistent use of horizontal lines define the modern design.
The 2015 Jetta brings a redesigned radiator grille with three cross fins, a new bumper, and available Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System. The new Jetta features an updated rear design, including a new trunk lid, taillights, emblems and bumper. The trunk lid features an aerodynamic trailing edge, an integrated spoiler that lines up with the Jetta’s silhouette near the character line, extending elegantly into the rear fenders. Updates to the cabin are subtle. The instrument cluster gauges are now framed in chrome and have a new “tunnel” design.
The new Jetta offers several optional features based on trim: a new multifunction steering wheel; redesigned air vent controls; interior piano black and chrome accents; ambient lighting; and new seating fabrics.
Base model estimated miles per gallon: 25/34.
Estimated starting price: $16,215.
Compiled by Motor Matters