2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Not-So-Tight Turns
October 17, 2011
It was a rough Monday morning, so I decided a quick run through the Starbucks drive-thru might help turn my already-crappy day around.
It's a sharp right into the driveway, and I was suprised how difficult it was for the Jetta to make the cut. At full lock I was still certain I was going over the left curb. Luckily it didn't happen, but since I've been through this drive-thru numerous times and never remember having that trouble before, I looked up the Jetta's turning radius after I arrived at the office.
Here's what I found:
VW Jetta: 36.4 feet
Honda Civic sedan: 35.4 feet
Toyota Corolla: 35.4 feet
Hyundai Elantra: 34.8 feet
The Jetta turns at least 12-inches wider than its direct competitors.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 12,465 miles