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.
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)