Volkswagen’s ‘16 Jetta

Volkswagen’s ‘16 Jetta

In America, the Jetta has been Volkswagen’s best-selling car for many years. With a starting MSRP of $17,680, the 2016 Jetta is offered in four trim levels — S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium — with a total of 10 equipment levels.

New for 2016

After a redesign for model year 2015, the Jetta continues to add features for the 2016 model year. A new 1.4-liter turbocharged, direct-injection engine replaces the 2.0-liter engine in the S model, and the 1.8T in the SE and SE with Connectivity. This engine makes 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, improving estimated highway fuel economy by more than 15 percent over the outgoing 2.0-liter engine. Fuel economy average ratings are 28 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg combined when paired with a manual transmission, or 28 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg combined when paired with an automatic transmission.


In addition to the new 1.4-liter engine, there’s also a 1.8T engine and 2.0L TDI engine.

The Jetta 1.8T models feature the third-generation EA888 turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder engine. This 1.8-liter engine produces 170 horsepower and 184 foot-pounds of torque. The estimated fuel economy ratings are 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway when equipped with the five-speed manual transmission; with the six-speed automatic transmission, estimated ratings are 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

The latest version of the EA888 TSI engine, in 2.0-liter form, also powers the Jetta GLI model. This 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine produces 210 horsepower and 207 foot-pounds of torque. Estimated fuel economy ratings are 31 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway when paired with a manual transmission, and 32 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway when paired with the automatic transmission.

Interior design

The Jetta features a comfortable interior, with rear-seat legroom of 38.1 inches and rear-seat shoulder room of 53.6-inches. Additionally, the Jetta offers 15.5 cubic feet of trunk space.

With seating for five, the Jetta offers several optional features based on trim, including interior piano black and chrome accents.


The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen Group of America sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Touareg vehicles through approximately 652 independent U.S. dealers.

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