Some people are all about that base, while others are looking for the top of the line, but no matter which you are the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Morris County NJ offers satisfaction. It’s the sort of model that offers elegant styling without the need to try hard or stand too bold, and its sophistication extends into the interior. It’s also an economical option which doesn’t announce itself as budget-friendly to every passerby impressed with your new ride. When it comes to a balance of practical and attractive, the Jetta remains a smart choice within its segment.
One of the most noteworthy changes which has helped keep the Jetta modern for the new model year is advancements to the center-console entertainment features. New for the model year is the 5-inch resistive touchscreen MIB II infotainment system found in the base S trim, which has higher resolution, a faster processor and improved graphics for an all-around better user experience. Those upgrading beyond the base trim receive the larger 6.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, which operates much like a tablet and has the long-awaited App-Connect features.
The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta performs better than ever thanks to a new base engine which delivers 150 horsepower and 184 pound feet of torque, an increase of 35 horsepower over the previous model year. A manual transmission comes standard, but an automatic with Tiptronic mode is also available.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI stands in as the new base engine, replacing a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated one. Other options include the 1.8T in the SEL and Sport models, the 2.0T in the Jetta GLI for maximum horsepower and the Hybrid 2.0T paired with a 20kW electric motor for improved fuel efficiency.
Standard features include cruise control, power windows with a one-push button, power locks, Bluetooth with audio streaming, cloth seating surfaces, four-corner independent suspension, a mult-function steering wheel, 15-inch steel wheels, a USB port and the all-new MIB II infotainment system.
Test drive a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Morris County NJ
If new connectivity features aren’t enough to drive you to take a ride in the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, there’s nothing like a new engine to make the model more appealing than ever. A 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI serves as the new base model, delivering 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Both the S and SEL trim levels have the new engine under the hood, while those stepping up to the SEL trim level will get the more powerful 1.8T, with its 170 horsepower. A manual transmission comes standard, but the automatic is worth a look as the Tiptronic mode allows for control over gear shifts without needing a clutch.
Much of the safety features remain the same for the 2016 model year, with the addition of Automatic Post-Collision Braking to help prevent further collisions in case of an accident. The optional Driver Assistance Package has been improved to include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert.
The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is available now at Trend Motors, serving Morris County NJ. Stop by the dealership or schedule a test drive online to reserve a time to see the Jetta for yourself.