Volkswagen’s sporty Jetta offers an agile suspension and a host of engine choices at a price point that won’t break the bank. Thoroughly refreshed for 2015, the interior now features upgraded materials and a modern design. Engines range from an outdated 2.0-liter (which you should avoid); there is a 170-hp, turbo 1.8-liter and the real treat: a new turbodiesel that makes 150 hp and gets up to 46 mpg. Six-speed manual and six-speed automatics are available. A hybrid model debuts in early 2015.
VW’s Jetta is a capable car, but its high purchase price has kept sales from being higher. VW has played the petrol card but gone the fuel-efficiency way. The Jetta TSI gets a slightly downmarket version of the same 1.4-litre engine that garnered the World Engine of the Year award. The engine provides on-par power figures with fuel efficiency that is sure to please. No automatic option is available, and the petrol variants are restricted to the base and mid-level variants. The Highline variant is reserved for diesel power. The diesel engine has the current-generation DSG automatic gearbox, which makes it so much better than the until-now class-leading Skoda Laura automatic. The features list is impressive, but the leaving out of features like climate control (and opting for air-conditioning instead) is puzzling.
The best price for Vw’s jetta 13.21-19.02 lacs.