2016 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Fun, fast, efficient & reliabl

2016 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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Fun, fast, efficient & reliable!
By Cole on


2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


I have always been a VW fan and when it was time for a new car I knew I would be looking at a Jetta or Golf. The Jetta is an amazing value especially compared to Japanese rivals. The handling is great; I feel totally secure, tons of cargo space and good storage, super efficient engine that's fast and it has a great base stereo that's easy to use.

The only con for me is, on the S trim, there is no lumbar support for the front seats. I think this should be standard. I definitely notice this on longer trips and all of my older VW's had this standard.

I've been getting awesome fuel economy too. I took a trip to Minnesota and I averaged 44mpg on 87 octane!

Definitely check out the Jetta; what you get for your money, you'll be very pleased.

The car now has approx. 20,000 miles on it and it's been a dream. Reliability has been perfect and it's been great for road trips. Only gripe is the tires that come with the car aren't very good; snow performance is terrible. Invest in some good all-season or snow tires.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Rear seats
  • Noise and vibration
  • Ride comfort
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

Worst Features

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