2016 Volkswagen Jetta Review


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The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta provides all around quality from the thrilling performance of the car, to its sleek and modern racing-styled exterior. Combine this with the 2016 Jetta’s sharp interior and the assured reliability that comes from owning a Volkswagen vehicle and you have a winning combination. It hasn’t even been mentioned yet that the 2016 Jetta starts at only $15,995!

Engine and Drive

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The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta has three choices of engine depending on the performance level you desire, but we will focus on the top of the line GLI model as this was the vehicle as tested. The 2016 VW Jetta GLI is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine, producing 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque allowing for peppy accelerations and power always at hand. A specialized sport suspension ensures that the car handles well in all circumstances, and the efficiency of the Jetta is second to none. The drive is smooth, powerful and at times even overwhelming, as the Jetta glides along the road almost faultlessly. All corners and terrains are easily and automatically dealt with, and the steering and braking of the vehicle feel safe and responsive. The 2016 Jetta GLI provides an exhilarating ride that’s hard to match by any other car in its price range.

Interior and Exterior

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The most noteworthy interior aspect of the 2016 Jetta is its space. Backseat passengers are presented with ample leg and head room, and the trunk will satisfy almost any cargo needs. The seats themselves in this compact sedan are extremely comfortable, and the driving position is ideal. A simple, minimalist dashboard and calming ambient lighting visually enhance the interior of the car.

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The exterior of the 2016 VW Jetta remains simple and smart. It’s designed in a regular sedan-like shape with a distinct front and rear and holds an overall conservative and sensible build. The tail lights have been darkened to create a sportier look along with the dual exhaust tips and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Advanced Technology

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A USB port, auxiliary jack and an AM/FM/CD player have all been added to the 2016 Jetta to keep it up-to-date with changing times. A 6.33-inch touchscreen display unit with navigation, radio, Bluetooth connectivity and other features is the centerpiece of the dash, and it controls the entire entertainment and information system in the Jetta. Keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers and a blind-spot rear parking monitor are also included in most models, while air conditioning is now standard in all models. Evidently the 2016 Jetta is a compact sedan with a host of technologies which add to its already impressive interior.

 Final Thoughts

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The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a truly a driver’s car, thanks to its unbelievable road performance and excellent efficiency. It’s packed with many technological features and a spacious and tidy interior. The exterior is sporty, elegant and timeless, matching the fast and peppy engine.

The Jetta has been the best-selling Volkswagen in the USA with good reason. The handling, safety and reliability of the VW Jetta are all unrivalled in the compact sedan market, and for its price, there are few cars out there which drive so delightfully.

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About Sean Mackay

Sean writes about cars, golf and events going on in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the editor for The Automotive Review - an automotive publication bringing a West Coast flavour to its editorials.
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