In a world where it may seem that SUVs and crossovers are taking over the streets, the humble compact car still remains a top option for plenty of residents in the Middletown area. The segment represents modesty and humble needs in many ways, as it pushes economy and easy maneuverability to the forefront. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Middletown NY is a great example, as it provides impressive figures while retaining a low starting price, but doesn’t skimp out on important modern features.
Aside from its understated styling, the first thing that drivers love about the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is its powertrain options. For this model year, it drops the Hybrid and Sport to create a simplified trim hierarchy. This leave three engine options: 1.4T, 1.8T and 2.0T. The base engine provides 150 horsepower for daily driving, but the 1.8T offers a more potent 170 horsepower option. Those who want even more thrills will want to choose the Jetta GLI, which offers 210 horsepower from the 2.0T.
Modern drivers expect vehicle to have more standard features than ever before. The Jetta comes with cruise control, power windows and locks, Bluetooth with audio, a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED daytime running lights and a rearview camera system for added safety.
There are three engine options, starting with the base 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which delivers 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Paired with the engine is a standard five-speed manual transmission or available six-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport driving modes.
There’s compact, and then there’s a tight squeeze. Few people want the latter option, which is why the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta has 94.1 cubic feet of passenger space to seat up to five. When it comes to loading groceries, it doesn’t fall behind its segment either, offering up 15.7 cubic feet.
With the Hybrid and Sport gone, Volkswagen has focused on simplifying the hierarchy of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta while also offering more value to the remaining options. For this reason, drivers can expect improved standard features across the board. Driver assistance options are a particular concern for the model year, which is seen most in higher trim levels.
New standard features for the base S trim include larger 16-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, LED DRLs and two-tone cloth seats. Upgraded aluminum-alloy wheels and a cold weather package are also available.
Higher trims include the SE, SEL and GLI. Starting at the SE, shoppers can expect to see VW Car-Net connectivity features including App-Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other available features range from driver assistance options like Blind Spot Monitor and Forward Collision Warning to premium features like V-Tex leatherette upholstery and dual-zone climate control.
To learn more about your 2017 Volkswagen Jetta options, stop by Compass Volkswagen, serving the Middletown, Goshen, Monroe, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Montgomery and Blooming Grove areas. You can take it for a test drive and learn more about the various trim options when you visit us.