2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Foglights

October 31, 2011

Jetta TDI Fog2.jpg There are few things that our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI has that the previous generation TDI didn’t. Many of you may already know that a number of features were left behind to bring down the price of the vehicle, which is why I was surprised to see that this Jetta TDI came equipped with a set of foglights.

Foglights come standard on the top trim Jetta SEL with the 2.5 liter engine, and also on the TDI trim level. However, they're not quite up to par with other VW foglights. The foglights on the Golf TDI, Jetta Sportwagen TDI and Toureg TDI all have a cornering light feature.

When the low beams are on and you make a turn, the corresponding foglight will illuminate the direction the vehicle is turning. Then it automatically turns off when you bring the wheel back to the center position. The cornering lights also come on when you have the turn signals on, perhaps as an extra sign to other cars that you are headed in that direction.

Are foglights a big deal to you? Would you want them to have the cornering feature?

Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 13,389 miles

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