The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta offers three engines, all using turbocharging to more easily split the difference between performance and fuel-economy. The 1.4-L, four-cylinder engine used for the S and SE trims offers 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with an automatic transmission. SEL models with a 1.8-liter engine records 29 combined mpg and the top-of-the-line GLI model of the Jetta makes 210 horsepower and achieves up to 33 mpg on the highway.
Very few vehicles in the same class as the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta offer as much interior space. One of the many things independent reviews point out for the VW compact sedan is that even taller passengers will be comfortable riding in almost any position in the car; including the backseat. These passenger space measurements rival some midsize sedans as well. That same space consideration is extended to the car’s trunk, measuring 15.5 cubic-feet.
All of the available engines for the 2017 Volkswagen provide more than enough power to be exciting off of the line as well as for allowing the easy passing of slow moving traffic. However, there much more to the new Jetta than power. Each of the four available trims have the kind of suspension settings to make drivers eager to get behind the wheel to carve up the road. The Jetta GLI provides the most performance.