Thursday, October 30, 2014


The new updates for the 2015 Jetta include a front bumper that improves aerodynamics, which the automaker says has a direct impact on fuel economy. Other exterior styling updates include a revised trunk lid and taillights.

The 2015 Jetta also offers an updated cabin, with a new look for the gauges and new trim details like chrome and piano black accents and ambient lighting. Bluetooth is now standard, and the Jetta is now available with features like forward collision alert, blind spot monitoring and front and rear parking sensors.

Outside, the Jetta GLI surprisingly forgoes the GTI's front fascia with its trademark red styling. Instead, the front of the GLI is defined by two prominent horizontal lines across the top and bottom of the grille, which combined with the trapezoidal headlights help create a distinct look. Out back, the GLI has a discreet air diffuser integrated into the bumper, a small lip spoiler and smoked tail lamps.

Surprisingly, at the rear there's a new trunk lid with an integrated aerodynamic trailing edge, and GLI and Hybrid models get newly optional LED taillights. The rear-end changes give the car a conspicuous premium look, as it resembles very closely the current Audi A4. 

Jetta TDI models get a new, more powerful diesel engine and improved fuel economy when compared with the 2014 model. The 2015 Jetta TDI features a turbodiesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. EPA fuel economy is 31/46 mpg city/highway with a six-speed manual transmission or 31/45 mpg with a six-speed automated manual transmission. By comparison, the 2014 Jetta TDI was rated at 30/42 mpg with either transmission.

Despite the suttle changes and the obvious ones at places, the Jetta still commands respect from it's rivals such as Audi. Jetta continues to exemplify what a car should do and how it should drive. 

So on a scale of 1 to 10 we give the Jetta an 8.5

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