2011 VW Jetta Performance And Specs – There are many of the special attributes offered in the previous model are removed for the new 2011 VW Jetta though it is now larger and more reasonably priced. It comes with well-equipped features, generous interior and cargo space, chic electronics instruments and better economy for diesel model. The drawbacks include poor interior quality, unresponsive automatic transmission, heavy steering and slow standard engine.
2011 VW Jetta Features
This midsize sedan is offered in 5 trim levels, the Base, the S, the SE, the SEL and the TDI. The Base comes standard with power windows and locks, 15-inch steel wheels, a adjustable steering wheel, front seats height adjuster, a split-folding 60/40 backseat and fabric upholstery. The 2011 VW Jetta TDI is offered with turbodiesel engine, trip computer and rear disc brakes. Exterior chrome trim, foglamps, keyless entry and ignition, manual lumbar adjustable front seat and the touchscreen audio and navigation system is available for TDI model with the optional navigation system. The interior is really roomy. The cargo space is 15.5-cubic-foot bigger than that of VW Passat.
2011 VW Jetta Powertrains
The Base Jetta and S is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 115 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque mated with standard five-speed manual transmission and optional six-speed automatic. The automatic Jetta returns 32 mpg highway, 23 mpg city and 26 mpg combined while the manual returns 34/24/28. A 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine is offered on the SE and the SEL generating 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The manual Jetta SEL can hit 8.4 seconds to 60 mph from zero. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine gives power for the Jetta TDI generating 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. It is offered with standard six-speed manual and optional six-speed automated manual dual-clutch transmission. 2011 VW Jetta returns 42/30/34 mpg fuel economy for either transmission model.