Why the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is the vehicle for you?

January 01 2020
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Efficiently effective motoring

The 2017 Jetta is a competitor in a highly contested market segment, and a primary objective for the various auto manufacturers is economic motoring. At the same time, the demands of their consumers must be considered and met effectively and to the greatest possible extent. With seven years in this type of market, the Volkswagen Jetta in relation to its appearance has not changed significantly. With a base 1.4 litre turbo-4 engine generating 150-horsepower available in the S and SE trims, the 2017 Jetta has the power to take you smoothly from zero to 96 km/h in just over seven seconds. This model also offers city commutes impressive fuel efficiency and an overall effective and comfortable driving experience.

The interior provides a similar scenario, and to some, the vehicle may have a dated look about it, but the fact remains it’s the best selling car in the Volkswagen lineup and is revered as being an extremely reliable means of transport. Although the Jetta Hybrid has left the scene, the 2017 version has much to offer motorists.

A base 1.4 litre turbo-4 engine is available in the S and SE trims, which generates 150 horsepower with a torque of 184 lb-ft. This is combined with a 6-speed automatic in most trims with a 5-speed manual available in the base model. It provides a performance that is highly acceptable in the city and on the highways with zero to 96 km/h achieved in about 7 seconds. On the fuel economy aspect, the Volkswagen Jetta impressively provides an efficient 8.3L/100km city and 5.9L/100 km on the highway.

The power options

When considering the trim options, the SEL trim is available, with a middle of the range 1.8 litre turbo-4 generating 170 horsepower with 184 lb-ft of torque. Although not providing for a faster performance, it does give you a greater sense of power and sounds better to your ears.

For the sportier image, there is the 2.0 litre turbo-4 available in the hot-rod GLI. This will give you 210 horsepower with 207 lb-ft of torque. It is fitted with its specific dual-clutch automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission, which makes this Jetta version a very enjoyable driving experience.

Spacious safety

This model compact sedan is one of the more sizable on the market. The safety aspect for Volkswagen continues to be of primary importance. In the case of the Volkswagen Jetta, the two foremost safety rating organizations gave this model a good score, which included the Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS.

For anyone and everyone, this 2017 Volkswagen is a magnificent vehicle. It is a model that has established its reputation the hard way; by proving itself capable and reliable in all aspects of the driving experience!