It’s hard to say whether the 2017 VW Jetta is now simpler or more jazzed up. On the one hand, the line-up is simpler. In 2017 there will only be 4 trim levels offered – S, SE, SEL and the sportier GLI. Each of these trim levels has gotten more standard features. The base level S trim now has a rearview camera and LED daytime running lights.
One level up, the SE boasts these features as well as added technology in the form of Car-Net AppConnect. It also offers more passenger and driver comforts, such as a sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel. While the SE also has a standard rearview camera it also has the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert. All of these are meant to assist the driver as they drive safely.
New this year is the GLI trim. This trim level is a little more athletic and a little more aggressive. If you enjoy a sportier suspension and feel this is the trim level for you. This model packs an impressive 210 horsepower and has a 2.0 Liter TSI engine. Or in other words, it’s turbocharged and a whole lot of fun to drive. In addition to the powerful engine, this trim level has a number of premium features like a power driver’s seat, a navigation system and LED taillights. It also comes standard with Park Pilot and Blind Spot Monitor. As if the turbocharged engine weren’t enough of a cool factor, the 2017 VW Jetta GLI has a Fender premium audio system.
The 2017 VW Jetta has four-wheel independent suspension. It feels good to drive even on uneven surfaces. This car is an entry level compact sedan doesn’t try to be anything that it is not. It offers a tremendous amount of features for the money delivering an excellent value.
Trim levels and equipment choices have been streamlined. A rearview camera is now standard throughout the range. Passenger space; trunk space (15.7 cu ft.); Apple CarPlay/Android Auto; energetic engine, direct-shift gearbox (DSG) automatic transmission and tidy handling in the GLI. A turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine makes a useful 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This is sent to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta comes in 1.4T S, 1.4T SE, 1.8T SEL and 2.0T GLI trims. Standard features include front- and side-curtain airbags, as well as the usual anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. All models have an automatic post-collision braking function that applies the stoppers when the car has been in.
If you are interested in test driving the 2017 VW Jetta or have any questions about it, contact us or just stop by! We’d love to see you and we think you would have fund taking the GLI out for a spin.