When it comes to European discount cars the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta is the only one left. The 2009 year brought back the wagon and TDi. What is new for Jetta this year? The diesel fueled TDi engine is certified in all 50 states when it comes to emissions. The heated seats and increased stability control and the heated washer taps have been added to the Jetta as standard features.
The navigation system has been upgraded however, this is an optional feature. The upgrade includes a touch screen which is user friendly and a 30 GB hard drive. The Jetta has been for many years in a class of its own. Unlike other economy cars the Jetta is more of a high-end economy vehicle. The boost in power that the Jetta has this year makes this an even better choice. The average driver will find the 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway impressive although the price of diesel is high at the present time.
A 2.5 liter engine helps with gas usage and holds its own with many other models that are considered economy cars. The higher trims can be likened to the Honda Accord or Nissan Altima. The Jetta will be a find car for those who like the idea of having a high-quality German car but cannot afford one of a more expensive type.
With comfortable seats and plenty of room inside for carrying your luggage, groceries and many other items. The Volkswagen Jetta has standard 16 inch wheels, heated mirrors, keyless entry, power recline, heated front seats and many more features that will be sure to please you. With 10 speakers in the stereo system and a six CD changer, add satellite radio and you are set for cruising.
The Volkswagen Jetta TDi has quite an capacity for hauling considering the size of the car. The interior will fool you because the Volkswagen has always been known as a small car. The roominess and comfort of the seats make this car good for trips as the gas mileage on the highway is quite good.
The Jetta TDi has a 2.0 turbo diesel engine. This vehicle is available starting at $17, 340 with the standard features. The standard safety features include:
Front side airbags
Full-length side airbags
When it comes to the interior, the roof line on the inside accommodates various heights of drivers. The rear headroom is not quite as spacious but there is a fair amount of legroom. The rear seat folds down for more trunk room if needed.
The reviews for this car have been positive. The seats are a big issue with most people due to being heated. The diesel is quieter than they expect it to be and those who have taken it on trips say the comfort is superb. The room available for luggage or anything that you may need to transport is impressive as well.
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