2016 VW Jetta Owners Manual – There is a little rough around the edges of the 2016 VW Jetta, but this compact sedan can set itself apart with its enough German personality, excellent engines and generous size. It offers roomy cargo and backseat, quick to respond hybrid powertrain, and fuel-efficient and active turbocharged engines. Drawbacks include some low quality cabin materials on base model, average handling and navigation, more expensive than some competitors and the GLI sport model does not feel sporty.
2016 VW Jetta Features
There are 4 trim levels and drivetrain choices for new Jetta, the 1.4T S, the 1.4T SE, the 1.8T Sport and the 1.8T SEL. The Hybrid and GLI trims are also available. The Jetta S comes standard with air-conditioning, 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, cruise control, heated mirrors, a driver seat height adjuster, a steering wheel adjuster, folding 60/40 backseats, fabric upholstery, four-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch touchscreen display.
The SE and SEL trim levels are available on the 2016 VW Jetta GLI. The GLI is upgraded version of the regular model adding upgraded brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, unique styling design, the Connectivity package addition, sport seats, forward and back parking sensors, automatic wipers and headlights, the Fender sound system and keyless start and entry. The GLI SEL adds rear cross-traffic warning and a blind-spot system, 18-inch wheels, LED running lights, a navigation system and bi-xenon adaptive headlights.
2016 VW Jetta Performance
Front-wheel drive system is standard across the board. A 1.4-liter four-cylinder is is available for the Jetta 1.4T generating 150 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque mated with standard 5-speed manual with hill grip assist and optional 6-speed automatic transmission. A 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder give power for the Jetta 1.8T delivering 170 horses and 184 pound-feet of torque. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder provide power for the Jetta GLI boosting 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Under the hood of the 2016 VW Jetta Hybrid, there is a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine paired with an electric motor mated to a 7-speed automated manual.