Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T 2016 – A New Compact Engine with Much Better Fuel Efficiency Prowess

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German Volkswagen yet again committed another engine downsizing with its 2016 model of Jetta.  They officially announced that they put a mere 1.4L turbo four in place of the old 2.0L in Jetta S and 1.8L in Jetta SE trims.  In effect, Jetta prospective owners benefit from a much more fuel efficient compact.

 

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T 2016
Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T 2016

 

 

Talking about the Core

The new 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine was derived from the EA211 family and is made of aluminum.  It also features a compact compressor with single-scroll element.  It can produce 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque together with the six-speed automatic transmission or the other option—the five-speed manual.

 

The automatic transmission proves to be a great fuel-saver which can eat 39 gallons per mile on the highways.  Once certified, the statistics shows 13 and 17% improvements against 2.0L and 1.8L engines 1.4L has replaced.

 

 

What Comes After the Base Price

Price starts at $18,500 but making adjustments can greatly improve your driving experience with Jetta.  Standard features like air-conditioning, power windows and cruise control come handy with the $18,500 price tag.  But in $19, 815, you get the SE trim complete with 16-inch aluminum wheels, push-button ignition start and a rearview camera.

 

 

  • Category : Compact car
  • Engine : 1.4L twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder, front placement
  • Transmission : 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
  • Drivetrain : FWD
  • Power : 150hp
  • Torque : 184 lb.-ft.
  • 0-60 mph : 8.4 seconds
  • Top Speed : 125 mph (C/D estimate)
  • Mileage : (city) 28 MPG; (highway) 39 MPG
  • Price : starting at $18,500 to $23,145 (as tested)

 

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T 2016
Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T 2016

 

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