Every vehicle segment has its value, and it’s easy to see why shoppers enjoy compact cars. Not only are they economical, leaving plenty of money in the bank, but automakers know they’re a starting place for those who don’t need much space. For this reason you have a variety of options, from inexpensive cars with just the necessities, to some truly impressive premium trim levels. This is most clearly seen in the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Middletown NY, which has four powertrain options and 10 total trims.
It’s easy to see those who want options will enjoy the variety that the 2016 VW Jetta offers. This model year happens to be the best yet, not only because it’s newest, but because it has been updated to have a turbocharged engine. This adds considerably more horsepower, making it swifter than ever. In addition to upgrading the engine, features have also been improved. Volkswagen has updated the infotainment system to the MIB II, which is faster, more responsive and has improved graphics.
New for the 2016 model year is a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine which delivers 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, a clear upgrade from the 115-horsepower engine from the previous model year. Also available are 1.8-liter, 2.0-liter and hybrid powertrain options for more power or efficiency.
Everyone likes the idea of economy pricing, but not when it means features which feel inexpensive. The Jetta is well-stocked with all the necessities, including cruise control, Bluetooth with audio, a 5-inch touchscreen system, 60/40 split rear seats and a four-corner independent suspension system.
There are many reasons to enjoy compact cars, including easy maneuverability and impressive fuel economy, but many drivers and passengers appreciate a more spacious interior. The Jetta delivers with a full 94.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, while still offering up 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
It’s difficult to summarize a model that offers up 10 total trim options that vary from the potent and exciting Jetta GLI to the efficient and environmentally-friendly Jetta Hybrid. You don’t have to upgrade to a special trim to find something to love in the Jetta. It starts off with a simple and sophisticated design which perfectly exemplifies the simple design concept of German vehicles. From there, the interior has the standard features that are expected at this point in all vehicles. You won’t get behind the wheel for a road trip just to discover a lack of cruise control or an inability to connect your smartphone to the Bluetooth system.
Comfort is key in all Volkswagen vehicles, and the Jetta doesn’t fail to impress. The interior is outfitted with quality materials and supportive seating. While it comes standard with durable cloth seating, available V-Tex leatherette adds a premium look and feel in higher trims. Other standard features include Bluetooth with audio, a four-speaker touchscreen sound system, cruise control, heated power side mirrors and a multifunction steering wheel. Available features include a rearview camera system, push-button start, heated front seats, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control and the App-Connect features which bring Apple Car-Play, Android Auto and MirrorLink integration to the infotainment system.
If you think the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta may be the right model for you, stop by Compass Volkswagen, serving the Middletown, Goshen, Monroe, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Montgomery and Blooming Grove areas, to take it for a test drive and learn more about the various trim options.