Rowing from the gears of an 2015 Volkswagen Jetta S TDI’s six-speed manual transmission since we roll over the scenic two-laners of Virginia’s horse country, we marvel in the fact that we’re actually wonderful time. Yeah, fun. In the Jetta.
Never would we've got predicted this when Volkswagen first introduced the present Jetta for that 2011 model year. Though it boasted increased space, son-of-Audi styling, plus a more reasonable price, the Jetta was soundly criticized for the utter dearth of character, relentlessly cheap-feeling cabin, gruff five-cylinder base engine, and chassis that have regressed in the Ancient with back drum brakes along with a torsion-beam back suspension.
After that, VW has created incremental and significant enhancements for the North American bread-butterer, and by 2014, all U.S.-market Jettas featured four-wheel disc brakes with an independent rear suspension. Furthermore 2014, another EA888 1.8-liter turbocharged base four-cylinder engine forced the cantankerous 2.5-liter five-cylinder into retirement. Go into the 2015 Jetta, featuring its midcycle update that brings new front and rear design, improved interior components (including-at last-a soft-touch dash top), plus a new EA288 diesel engine in TDI models. Alas, it seems that the Jetta has now become the vehicle Volkswagen must have been building forever.
Generally, the most critical aspects of a vehicle’s midcycle renew are modified lighting and fascia elements, but in the 2015 Jetta’s case, they are arguably at least interesting of its updates. A fresh grille emphasizes the car’s wider, as does the new rear bumper, as new headlamps offer extensively available LED daytime running lamps along with the taillamps evoke its Audi-brand cousins. As well as the first-time, maybe the lowest priced Jetta drives on aluminum wheels. To what extent the modifications increase the Jetta’s looks is up to a viewer, but arguably it is actually harder to see the gap between the Jetta and also the one-size-up Passat.
The cabin, once among the Jetta’s worst attributes, has turned into a convincingly nice place to spend time for 2015. It’s still Teutonically austere and also the door panels are hard plastic, however the dashboard looks much classier, dressed since it is with tunneled gauges and refractive piano-black trim sections. High-end content like navigation has trickled below higher trims to low- and mid-grade levels, and interestingly, an available touch-screen infotainment system without navigation is really bigger than those of the navigation-equipped cars. And the seats from the S, SE, and SEL models we drove were secure and helpful.
Mind-boggling Car 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Detailed Review Current