2016 Volkswagen Jetta Springfield MO
The biggest question most people want to know about a new model year is how it differs from the old one, especially when a major redesign hasn’t occurred. For the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Springfield MO, the looks may be the same, but there are some impressive new features that bring it leaps and bounds above the previous model year. A new engine, better technology and improved safety all combine to keep the Jetta on top of many lists when it comes to a practical compact car option.
The Jetta has built a name for itself by offering a simple style with a solid construction. It truly keeps the ideal of German engineering alive, especially with its new 1.4T base engine. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine does away with the naturally-aspirated option from previous model years, bringing the model into modern times with 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Not only is it more powerful, but it also earns better fuel economy ratings at a 28 city and 39 highway mpg rating.
The new base engine improves performance considerably, returning 150 horsepower and 184 pound feet of torque, compared to 115 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque from the previous model year. The model can be paired with a manual transmission or an automatic with Tiptronic mode.
There are four engine options for the 2016 model year: The 1.4T base engine, a 1.8T in the SEL and Sport, the 2.0T in the GLI and a 1.4T paired with a 20kW electric motor in the hybrid option. The GLI engine is the most powerful, delivering 210 horsepower, while the hybrid is the most fuel-efficient.
New standard features in the 2016 VW Jetta include the 5-inch resistive touchscreen MIB II infotainment system, a USB port for easy connectivity and fast mobile charging, Bluetooth with audio stream, cruise control, four-corner independent suspension, power windows and locks and heated side mirrors.
Benefits of driving a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
Those doing vehicle research are most likely looking at multiple automakers and wondering, why buy one vehicle over another? Some of the things that make shoppers choose the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta include the sophisticated styling and impressive base engine, but those would be nothing without a spacious interior and plenty of cargo space. Passenger volume sits at 94.1 cubic feet, with the backseat getting special praise for being roomier than other options within the compact sedan segment. Likewise, a 15.7 cubic foot trunk puts the Jetta at the top of the segment, making it a practical option overall.
Driving style is just as important and spaciousness, and the Jetta earns praise for its smooth and quiet ride created by the four-corner independent suspension system with front MacPherson struts. Other standard features include the new MIB II infotainment system, which is upgraded to a 6.3-inch capacitive touchscreen with App-Connect in all but the base model, a USB port for connectivity and charging, Bluetooth with audio, cruise control and full power features.
The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is now available at Napleton Volkswagen Springfield, and there’s no better way to find out its benefits for yourself than by scheduling a test drive.