The Jetta continues to improve while maintaining its originality; it's like an old friend who is in great shape and aging well. The latest model by Volkswagen is here, and it is the 2018 Jetta. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a two-row compact sedan with 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. This can expand via the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats. With a few improvements here and there the VW fans will definitely fall in love with this popular German machine. The SE trim adds more style with benefits like leatherette seats and heated front row seats while the SE sport model offers great performance with its SEL 1.8-liter turbo engine at a far much cheaper price in addition to a standard sunroof. For a driver looking for overall performance, comfort and affordability, he or she will most definitely fall in love with this sedan.
What new features are there for the VW Jetta?
The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta has a color touchscreen display, 15-inch steel wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, LED daytime running lights, a 5.0-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera. It also includes a USB port and cloth upholstery for the base S trim.
It also has 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, leatherette upholstery, blind spot warning, heated front seats and Volkswagen Car-Net for the SE trim. The Sport trim adds fog lights, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, a 6.3-inch touchscreen, navigation system, 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. The SEL trim adds dual-zone climate control, a power driver's seat, a Fender premium audio system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. The GLI offers GLI similar features while the SEL trim doesn't have any driver assistance features other than blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and parking sensors.
What are the trim levels for the 2018 VW Jetta?
The 2018 VW Jetta comes in five trims namely the base S, SE, SE Sport, SEL, and GLI. All 2018 Jetta trims come with three turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The S and SE trim comes with a 1.4l unit producing 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque which can be compatible with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The SEL trim comes standard with a 1.8-liter producing 170 hp and 184 lb-ft that is paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. The GLI comes with a 2.0l unit with 210 hp and 207 lb-ft which can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
What are the safety measures taken by the 2018 VW Jetta?
The NHTSA rated the safety of the 2018 Jetta at five stars out of a possible five in its overall safety. It was able to reduce front crash impact by nine mph, unlike the 2017 Jetta which reduced front crash at 12mph. Higher trims for the 2018 Jetta come with safety measures like forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and parking sensors.
How good is the infotainment system of the 2018 Jetta?
The good thing about the 2018 Jetta is that all trim levels have a color-touchscreen display with the S and SE trims getting a 5-inch screen and all other trims getting a 6.3-inch screen. The SEL and GLI models come with standard navigation. The SE, SE Sport, SEL, and GLI trims get Volkswagen Car-Net, which helps the driver utilize the full feature set of Android Auto, Apple Car Play, and Mirror Link.
Why should I consider purchasing the 2018 Jetta?
It is very important to know that the 2018 Jetta offers a very stable handling for its users, an excellent fuel economy that helps save on fuel costs, and a very user-friendly infotainment system. Although the Jetta is not the trendiest compact sedan out there, it's one of the most satisfying to drive.