The Jetta has long been the company's best-selling model in the U.S. The Jetta has, in fact, been the perennial best-selling European nameplate on this side of the Atlantic, and its continued success is central to Volkswagen's fortunes in this, its most critical market outside of Europe. New to the VW engine family, and the 'base' motor that replaces the aged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the line-up, is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine putting out 150 horsepower. The list of standard equipment belies the cars' price points. Even without ticking a single box on the options sheet, the new Jetta arrives with plenty of content: a full gauge cluster, climate control system with rear passenger vents in the center console, cruise control, tinted windows, power windows with one-touch open and close, AM/FM stereo and CD player, external temperature display, eight-way front-seat and lumbar adjustments, heated power outside mirrors, split/folding rear seats, remote central power locking, two power outlets in the center console and one in the trunk, remote trunk and fuel-filler flap releases, and an anti-theft alarm.