2016 Volkswagen Jetta Research & Reviews

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4.45/5 Average
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  • Love my Peppy VW Jetta - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    First off when went from a compact to this 4 dr sedan and even though that gave us tons more room, this car is very spacious, My hubby and son are over 6 ft so this works great for them whether they are passenger or driver,Nice feature is the seat rises up for shorter folks which is a plus. Extra large trunk lets us accomodate a months worth of groceries in the spacious trunk. The climate control works well. We just got back from driving 1800 miles in it and we just absolutely love this car. Great gas mileage we spent 125.00 on gas to go 1800 + miles, that is a nice plus along with great handling,acceleration,climate control,Sirius XM radio free for 3 months,and room to spare.Great value for the money spent.

  • 2016 GLI Sweet - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    I've had the GLI SE for over 2 weeks and I'm very impressed. I came across it accidentally in my car research, which is the best thing that happened to me. I was hunting for a mid-size sedan in the mid-$20's with some pep (non-existent) and they dealer said "try the GLI"....I was thinking not another Jetta, boring. But this thing really is a great, comfortable sporty ride. A great roomy alternative to the GTI. I still can find and "expert" review that loves the GLI, probably because these geeks test drive Aston Martins and Lambos all day. I actually look for reasons to drive. I'd recommend if you're looking for a good family car under $30k with a huge trunk, adult leg room in the back (A4 has zero) and of course if you're looking for some torque and HP. Great sound system and throttle noise, albeit probably fake.

  • Volkswagen selling defect cars and refuse to fix - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Volkswagen rips off consumers, they refuse fixing new cars in worranty and refuse replacement. Car has been in service 4 times and no one did anything to fix it , they only claim they fix it, in the other hand warranty refuse to cover anything even if the car it's still in warranty only 6 months old 10k mil. Stay away , Volkswagen it's a rip off and they also discriminate woman, everyone should know about this before buying a car from them.

  • My Best New Bet Under 20K. - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    When my lease was up, I was again in the market for a new car. Since I had set my budget limit at 20K, I wanted to compare all my options in this highly competitive segment. After reading quite a few reviews, including the expert ones (which in some cases differed dramatically), I test drove my three runner ups with very different results. The CVT in the eye catching Honda Civic was not my favorite feature (nor was the fact that the turbo engine is only available in the higher end trims at a price that exceeded my budget). The Mazda 3 has everything I like in a car, particularly if your daily commute is as short as mine. Perhaps through back and twisty roads (which makes it a perfect weekend date), but not quite so comfortable for everyday, especially on the highway -let alone long trips... That's why I found myself so thrilled when I drove the 2016 Jetta. The first thing that impressed me was how responsive it's little 1.4 liter engine is. It seems to be on steroids and always eager to please, even the most demanding drivers. The breaks are some of the most efficient in it's class, and it's driving dynamics are to be highlighted. Even in the voice of some the experts: "the electric power steering is precise and direct, and the crispness and agility of this compact sedan easily exceed the standards of its class." (C&D). Which by the way, contradicts some the driving impressions of the Edmund's experts... Worth mentioning, cabin space and quietness, sensible and flawless connectivity with the technology package, which works great even with my older iPhone. It makes my life much easier... All in all, my best new bet under 20K. So, if you are no too apprehensive, and/or resentful of VW as a brand name in the news lately, go ahead and take it for a spin. I'm sure you won't be disappointed...

  • 2016 Volkswagen 1.8T Sport w/ Manual Transmission - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    An impressive car! The sport-tuned suspension in this vehicle is what really sets it apart from the other Jetta models (not including the GLI). My previous vehicle was a VW GTI and I was always impressed with the suspension/handling, but it was unfortunately involved in an accident. I wasn't a fan of the new (2015/2016) GTI design, however, and really liked the sedan design. I test drove the Jetta SE and the Sport models, noting a significantly superior suspension/handling capability with the Sport. That fact and the other components such as the 170 hp and 184 lb-ft torque 1.8 turbo-charged engine, 17" wheels, two-tone leatherette seating, push button start, navigation, bluetooth, a backup camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, piano-black trim, a rear spoiler, fog lights and the bi-xenon headlights which provide insanely great visibility. The form, fit and function of Volkswagen in general, and the Sport in particular, is what sets the brand apart from others in the same price range (in my humble opinion). For the price, regardless of how many other brand vehicles I test drove.....I ultimately returned to the Volkswagen dealership!

  • Worth a look and test drive - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    I test drove a Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and the Jetta. At the end, I really preferred the Jetta. The overall package of the SEL 1.8T fit what I wanted. The size was perfect, the MPG was great and the car even has some get up and go in sport mode. The Jetta's over all feel of fit/finish was great. The Jetta just felt more solid and well put together. I know the Jetta is assembled in Mexico. But they do one heck of a good job at putting them together!. Driving the car, it felt more connected to the road, yet isolated. I am going to call the Jetta a poor mans Mercedes or BMW. I know reliability is in question. I just liked the car so much and felt more satisfied with the car I was willing to take a leap. Take a test drive and you will see what I mean.

  • Tank Like - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    The Jetta feels like it weighs two tons - when cornering and braking. It feels pretty light when accelerating, which is fairly smooth and pleasant sounding - because of the turbo I presume. I love small turbo charged engines. The accelerator is somewhat sticky, you don't know how hard to press to get it rolling. Same with the brakes. I bought the car for the engine and the great price, and the 6 speed trans. The engine is the car's greatest asset, a very important feature obviously. The transmission is mostly smooth, but there have been a few clunking shifts which made my heart beat extra. I have owned it 6 months. If it is a reliable car for the next several years, then I won't complain, but if there is more than one problem, I will be very disappointed in my purchase. I already received a notice that VW wants to reprogram the exhaust before my first smog check. Other notes: the door is heavy. The rear visibility is bad. A rear view camera would be a big help. Most models have them, mine does not. It is smooth on highways, but corners so poorly. I wouldn't rate it highly for city driving because the cornering is so lumbering. I haven't checked the gas mileage. It better rate as high as they say, which is very high. The trunk is great. The air conditioning does not feel very cold. The seats are adequate.

  • Very impressed - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Having only ever owned Honda Accords and Civics, I decided to take a chance on an attractively priced new 2016 Jetta Sport 1.8t automatic with Lighting Package. I really love driving this car. It's smooth and refined. The 1.8t has nice power delivery and the automatic transmission shifts quickly and smoothly. Style wise the Jetta is understated and more mature looking than other cars in it's class. There are a good amount of hard plastics used in the interior, however the fit and finish is superb, and the overall look is upscale and classy. Very Audi-esque. The interior also delivers where it counts with a very nice leather wrapped steering wheel, amazingly comfortable and good looking two toned leatherette seats, and a nice infotainment system. You can tell the engineers put a lot of thought into driver enjoyment. Little niceties include a fully adjustable arm rest, quality leather around the shifter, factory all weather floor mats, one touch window up/down switches, extremely comfortable front and rear seats, auto opening trunk, and xenon headlights that turn while steering. The car is also smoother, quieter, and noticeably quicker than my Civic. All this for less than $18,000! The only negatives worth mentioning are that the audio system needs a lot of tweaking just to sound decent, and the piano black trim on the interior scratches very easily. Again, great car for the $$.

  • Very impressed - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Having only ever owned Honda Accords and Civics, I decided to take a chance on an attractively priced new 2016 Jetta Sport 1.8t automatic with Lighting Package. I really love driving this car. It's smooth and refined. The 1.8t has nice power delivery and the automatic transmission shifts quickly and smoothly. Style wise the Jetta is understated and more mature looking than other cars in it's class. There are a good amount of hard plastics used in the interior, however the fit and finish is superb, and the overall look is upscale and classy. Very Audi-esque. The interior also delivers where it counts with a very nice leather wrapped steering wheel, amazingly comfortable and good looking two toned leatherette seats, and a nice infotainment system. You can tell the engineers put a lot of thought into driver enjoyment. Little niceties include a fully adjustable arm rest, quality leather around the shifter, factory all weather floor mats, one touch window up/down switches, extremely comfortable front and rear seats, auto opening trunk, and xenon headlights that turn while steering. The car is also smoother, quieter, and noticeably quicker than my Civic. All this for less than $18,000! The only negatives worth mentioning are that the audio system needs a lot of tweaking just to sound decent, and the piano black trim on the interior scratches very easily. Again, great car for the $$.

  • Love my Jetta - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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    I bought my '16 Jetta TSI about 6 weeks, and 2,000 Miles ago (I do love driving it.) You may ask, why didn't I rate it 100% in everything? Heres why: -Shifting: clutch feels very springy to me, drive by wire accelerator is hard to get used to, constantly over revving during shifts. -Getting in/out: Transitioning from a pick up truck, I'm just not used to it yet. -Instrumentation: I could use a voltmeter. -Outward visibility: Horrible blind spot around the rear quarter panel/ C Pillar -Fuel economy: you're going to get good milage (30-35MPG Average) but as with any turbo charged gas engine, you want to put 91-93 octane in, it runs so much smoother. you can expect to spend about the same if you're transitioning from a 3.6 liter V6 engine (or similar) like myself. WHY I STILL LOVE IT -Fun to drive (I defiantly recommend the 1.8T) -sporty, modern AND luxurious (amazing seats, for any average sized guy like myself. There are so many seat adjustments though, I'll bet almost everybody would be able to get comfortable) -still affordable

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