Description: Compact Sport Sedan
Base MSRP Range: $17,900 - $24,655
Invoice Price Range: $17,049 - $22,748
Where built: Mexico
Crisp body styling for the Jetta sedan features a brash face with chrome grille flanking oversized corner lamps and aerodynamic lines sweeping up a canted windshield and across the arching roof. Jetta's five-seat cabin has more room than a car in the compact class should contain and more fine materials and fancy appointments than a car with affordable price points usually provides.
Primary powertrain is VW's 2.5-liter five-cylinder plant making 150 hp. A new 2.0-liter four-pack with turbo-charging and direct injection nets 200 hp for Jetta 2.0T or GLI and ties to a six-speed manual or optional six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic Tiptronic. Jetta Value Edition is the entry issue with the 2.5-liter plant plus a lower MSRP, and Jetta TDI brings a 1.9-liter turbo-diesel worth 100 hp.
Bi-xenon HID headlights are now standard on the GLI, with a DVD navigation system optional on Jetta's top models.