2017 Volkswagen Jetta

May 11th, 2017 by
2017 Volkswagen Jetta

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The Jetta is the best-selling Volkswagen in the United States, quite an achievement when you consider how fiercely competitive the compact car segment is right now. Around since the 1970s, the Jetta is now focusing on its core strengths of safety, reliability, spaciousness, fuel economy, and superb quality.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta


VW takes a conservative approach to the Jetta’s interior styling, but why fix something that’s not broken? VW vehicles are renowned for quality interiors and are often considered the standard by which mass-market cars are judged. It’s easy to see why in the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. A multi-function steering wheel with expanded controls and a larger 6.5-inch touchscreen have been added to some models, but generally you’ll find in the Jetta what continues to work: big easy-to-read dials and sturdy buttons that make the vehicle easy to use and driver friendly. A roomy interior makes the Jetta one of the largest models in the midsize segment, making it easy to see why it continues to be popular among buyers who want simple and refined.


The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta has the full five-star rating from the NHTSA, likely the result of a structural redesign a few years ago. Combine that strength with standard safety features like six airbags, stability control, and a rearview camera and you have a car you can drive with confidence. Want more options? Moving up to the SE trim adds blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts, while the SEL trim delivers the advanced forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking. You can choose your level of safety protection, but even the standard package and performance is impressive.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2017 Jetta offers three engine options, all of which are turbo-fours. Your standard option is a showstopper, to be honest, rated by the EPA at 28 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg combined with the automatic transmission, or 28/40/33 mpg when mated to the five-speed manual. The Jetta is a real player in the fuel efficiency game, even in the midrange and maximum power engine options on board. The Jetta’s engines play to its strengths: power and efficiency combined.

 Features and Equipment

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Jetta Features and Equipment

If you’re looking for basic, you shouldn’t look at the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. The standard S model includes more options than you might expect: a rearview camera, 16-inch wheels, two-tone cloth seats, a 5.0-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth connectivity and LED daytime running lamps. Upgrade to the next trim and you get an incredible package of features at a great value: a sunroof, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts, heated front seats, heated windshield washers, electric power steering, keyless ignition, faux-leather seats and satellite radio with a 6.3-inch touchscreen and VW Car-Net App-Connect. It’s impressive and demonstrates the Volkswagen commitment to provide superior quality for an affordable price.

  • App-Connect

    Plug in a compatible smartphone and watch as your apps appear on the touchscreen display.

  • Fender Premium Audio System

    Available luxury class audio from one of the world’s premier names in music technology.

  • VW Car-Net

    Helps locate your last parked location, checks to see if the doors are locked, calls for help in the event of an emergency and more.

  • Six-Speed DSG

    Available performance transmission delivers seamless acceleration and imperceptibly fast gear changes.


The Jetta has a reputation as an excellent midsize sedan that’s more than proven its capability, durability and reliability over the years. But the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta truly represents outstanding value for the money.

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