2017 Volkswagen Jetta Chicago IL
The Volkswagen Jetta. It’s a familiar face in the compact car category and not one that people say, “Wait, what kind of car do you drive? I’ve never heard of that.” Well known with a reputable reputation, the Volkswagen Jetta has never been a flashy or overdone car, but rather is a sleek and simple one. It exudes confidence that you’ll actually be able to feel when taking the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Chicago, IL.
Step into the interior of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the first two things that are most prominent is the amount of space available and the comfort level of the car. As a compact sedan, the Jetta creates plenty of space for passengers in front and back while also carving out a massive trunk that teeters on the expectations of a midsize sedan. Outfitted with fine and soft-touch materials, it’s immediately clear that the Jetta is a premium level vehicle.
Volkswagen hosts a number conveniences and technology features like its VW Car-Net Security & Service. Through this, you’ll be able to locate your parked car in an overflowing lot, make sure that you locked all of the doors, and call for help in the event of an emergency. There also is App-Connect which allows drivers to sync their smartphones through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
One aspect never taken lightly in the Volkswagen Jetta is safety. We believe that peace of mind is something that every driver deserves; therefore, in addition to top-rate standard safety, the 2017 Jetta is available with Drive Assistance features that include things like: Blind Spot Monitor, Park Pilot, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Front Assist.
Like any other Volkswagen, the Jetta’s mannerisms make it fun-to-drive. It’s peppy and energetic; immediately responds when taking off, tightly corners, and comes to a quick and complete stop. As for efficiency, that’s no problem. The 2017 Jetta’s 1.4T is able to earn 28 city/40 hwy mpg while the mightier 1.8T still manages 25 city/ 35 hwy mpg.
2017 Volkswagen Jetta: Fun-to-Handle and Prepared-to-Perform
The elephant that was in the room at one time has kindly been escorted out; just to be clear, for 2017 the diesel has been discontinued while the Jetta hybrid has also been put to rest due to lack of interest.
Instead, Volkswagen will continue its success with its small and peppy turbocharged gasoline engines. The base 1.4L turbo-4, introduced in 2016, is standard on the S and SE trims. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, it has no difficulty firing up 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
The next step up will be the SEL trim’s 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder which bumps up the horsepower to 170 HP while maintaining the same torque level. The 1.8L is mated to the same 6-speed automatic.
The last and final step up is the Volkswagen Jetta GLI which houses a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder capable of 210 HP and 207 lb-ft of torque. It can be paired with either a dual-clutch auto or a 6-speed manual depending on your personal driving preference; but just know, both are going to be an absolute thrill to drive. The driving dynamics of the GLI are off the chart.
Get your hands on a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta when you come by Jennings Volkswagen for a test drive. We’d love to tell you more and answer any questions that you might have.