2020 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a generously sized compact sedan available with appealing specs such as a responsive hybrid powertrain, fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, and a copious trunk and backseat. The Volkswagen Jetta release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2020.  

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The squishiness here is probably because there’s an elephant in the room. This is because Volkswagen is still in the process of sorting out the mess with its cheating-in-emissions issue. At the time of this writing, however, Volkswagen has indicated its intentions of buying back about 500,000 U.S diesel vehicles which were discovered in September 2015 of having violated emissions rules.

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This came after over 600 lawsuits were lodged against Volkswagen. The specifics of the plan are yet to be hammered out. Keep checking back for more updates concerning the same. Aside from the cheating hullabaloo, the new Volkswagen Jetta 2020 gets a new turbocharged 1.4L engine that is capable of churning out 150 horsepower and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Those looking for more excitement can opt for the GLI’s turbo 2.0L engine.

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The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta interior has been improved over the existing model and the automaker says it is now elegant, sophisticated and reeks of comfort. This comes after the existing model was criticized for its spotty appointments. There are lots of value for the money, too, judging by the amount of technologies offered. The cabin and trunk space have also been improved and even backseat occupants can boast of enough head- and legroom.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta exterior, white color

This year has seen a number of impressive coupes and sedans flock the segment, and the VW Jetta will certainly experience an uphill task in trying to clinch to the top of the segment. Rivals include the “A” rated Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, and Volkswagen’s own Golf.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review of Trims

A variety of engines and trim levels are offered for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid review is sufficiently offered on a separate space elsewhere on this blog, as is the Jetta GLI model.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Interior & Exterior Redesign

Standard equipment offered for the 1.4 TS Jetta S model include a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, full power accessories, fifteen-inch steel wheels, a telescopic and-tilt steering wheel, a five-inch touchscreen display, height-adjustable steering wheel Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, a 6.3” touchscreen display, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, a rearview camera, and smartphone app integration.

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Upgrading to the Jetta SE gets you a rear seat armrest, heated front seats, a heated windshield washer nozzles, an enhanced Car-Net system, an upgraded six-speaker sound system, driver lumbar adjustments, front center armrest, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, premium vinyl upholstery, a sunroof, and push-button start.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Opting for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL gets you a higher-quality interior, keyless entry and ignition, an eight-speaker Fender audio system, a six-way power driver seat, automatic headlights and wipers, a sunroof, seventeen-inch wheels, vanity mirrors, a cooled glove compartment, and front reading lights.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta interior, back seats

Although covered separately as previously mentioned, some of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI specs include a sport-tuned suspension system, eighteen-inch wheels, special styling elements, upgraded brakes, keyless entry and ignition, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, front and rear parking sensors, and the Fender sound system.

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The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid tacks on everything the Jetta GLI offers plus an upgraded six-speaker sound system, a trip computer, and extra hybrid-specific styling elements.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Specs

As already mentioned, the new Volkswagen Jetta 2020 comes with a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 152 hp and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the five-speed manual that also includes hill-hold assist.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport gets the 175-hp – generating turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine. Those who opt for the Jetta GLI get the four-cylinder 2.0L engine that is credited for offering 217 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta engine

Finally, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid comes equipped with a seven-speed automated manual, an electric motor, and 1.4L turbocharged engine. Output is set at 170 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date & Price

2020 Volkswagen Jetta release date

Rumors allege the new Jetta will probably go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2020 featuring a starting price point of $26,740.

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2017 Lincoln MKC Release Date, Review and Info

With a generous standard equipment galore, cushy ride with the optional adaptive suspension, quiet cabin, and good value, the 2017 Lincoln MKC is a solid choice for those looking for a comfortable compact luxury crossover. However, the average performance and a cramped cabin may make customers look elsewhere. Its date of release should be expected in September 2017, say credible sources. Below you can find out more about the release date and the gallery of photos. Enjoy our review!

2017 Lincoln MKC side view, exterior, white color, headlights and alloy wheels

For years now, Lincoln has continued to borrow heavily from Ford which happens to be its parent company. On top of that it further adds premium details such as leather and a more prestigious badge, the result is a premium luxury crossover able to rival the likes of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes.

2017 Lincoln MKC exterior, white color, side view, alloy wheels

With the 2017 Lincoln MKC however, nothing feels like Ford, everything has a unique taste ranging from the special exterior details to the premium interior tidbits. It offers two available turbocharged engines, a unique sheet metal. A premium cabin, and an optional adjustable suspension system make it dissimilar in every facet to the Escape despite sharing the same mechanical underpinnings.

2017 Lincoln MKC rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

The change was forthcoming and we applaud the efforts Lincoln has invested in invigorating the MKC. Lots of likable features are available like the extensive use of sound-deadening materials, and Active noise cancellation systems which result in a superb and seriously quiet vehicle. Buyers will not therefore experience any distressing ride quality even in poorly maintained urban streets. Couple that to the rock-bottom starting price and you’ve got yourself plenty of value.

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Notwithstanding the glamour, there are several areas which should have been addressed better by Lincoln such as the snug backseat, grabby brakes, a nondescript handling and performance, and a modest cargo capacity. That said, it would be great to sample other alternatives in the segment. The 2017 BMW X3 and 2017 Acura RDX, for instance, offer superior cargo space, acceleration, and excellent seat comfort.

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Also, the 2017 Audi Q5, the 2017 Lexus NX200t and the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport are strong contenders. In recent memory though, the 2017 Lincoln MKC is one of the best Lincoln SUV you can get. However, these rivals could very well, depending on your priorities, be what you are looking for.

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Offered Trims – Lincoln MKC 2017

The 2017 Lincoln MKC luxury crossover will be offered with a seating configuration for five people and will be available in four equipment groups: Black Label, Reserve, Select, and Premiere.

Interior Colors & 2017 Lincoln MKC Exterior Review

The Premiere trim’s list of standard features and accessories includes rear parking sensors, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, driver memory settings, automatic dual-zone climate control, xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leatherette upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, LED taillights, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, voice controls, a nine-speaker audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a four-way power front passenger seat, a reaview auto-dimming  mirror, memory driver settings, and dual USB ports.

2017 Lincoln MKC interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Upgrading to the Select package gets you ambient interior lighting, a power liftgate, an auto-dimming side mirror, a cargo cover, power passenger eight-way seat, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Lincoln MKC steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

The Reserve level steps up the ante with a blind-spot warning system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 110-V power outlet, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate, remote start, smartphone app integration, rear-cross traffic alert, ventilated and heated front seats, and a navigation system.

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At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the Black Label trim that further adds an upgraded leather upholstery, floor/carpet mats, a 10-speaker premium audio system, a suede simulated headliner, a roof rack and a choice of four exclusive interior design themes.

Engine Specifications – Lincoln MKC For 2017

With an EPA estimated return of 29/20/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the front wheel drive, the standard mill – a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine generates 240 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which is responsible for sending the power to the wheels.

2017 Lincoln MKC engine

Optionally available is the 2.3L four-cylinder turbocharged engine good for 285 horsepower and 305 pounds-feet of torque. EPA projects the mill will return 26/18/21 mpg. A time of 7.2 seconds whilst using this powerplant will get you past 60 mph.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKC Release Date

The MKC SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from 33,260 USD once it is available. Our sources put its release date sometime in September 2017.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Release Date, News & Specs

Epitome of luxury, sophisticated technology, wide selection of features and engines, and elegant furnishings, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class for 2017 is undoubtedly hard to beat in its class. It offers advanced safety systems, strong gasoline engines, superb ride, smooth and efficient diesel engine, and a superb ride and body styles. Its date of release though speculative, should be expected in the 3rd Q of 2017.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan white color, front view, headlights, alloy wheels

With sedan, convertible, wagon, and coupe body styles, the E-Class lineup could as well split from the mainstream brand to form its own.
This vehicle comes with no lesser than five powerplants ranging from the sprightly four-cylinder engine to the twin-turbocharged V8 juggernaut. This shouldn’t be a surprise, after all, we are talking about Mercedes folks!

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class exterior, green color, front view, headlights and grille

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has so much to offer we would have to write the longest review ever. It comes with tons of upscale materials and technologies that very few vehicles can match, and if some would try, they would lack a reputable and reliable nameplate to associate with. The beauty in this segment lies with reliability, reputation, and class. Which the Mercedes-Benz E-Class offer to the brim.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

The E-Class offers a supple ride and top-notch performance. The engines that come under the hoods are simply among the best the class has seen. You can hardly find any fault while you are behind the Benz wheel.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class side view, alloy wheels and headlights

That said, however, the vehicle has been in the market for quite some time now and newer models are slowly catching up. This segment is competitive and comes chock full of alluring features like the 2017 BMW 5 Series, 2017 Audi A6, 2017 Jaguar XF, and 2017 Lexus GS.

Nevertheless, we’d be expressly lying if we told you there is another car in the market much better than the Benz. The Benz is the king.

Available Trims – Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Offered in sedan, coupe, wagon and convertible body styles. Additionally, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers each body style with its own set of trim levels (detailed below).

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The E250 and E350 sedans further split into Sport and Luxury models comes equipped with aluminum pedals, 17” alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, a traditional grille, subtle white-faced gauges, a three-spoke steering, our spoke steering for the Luxury model, and a separate hood ornament.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Others include automatic climate control (dual-zone), a six-CD changer, MB-Tex simulated leather upholstery, adaptive suspension dampers, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 10-way power front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, LED taillight accents, iPod/USB audio interface, the COMMAND electronics interface, front-seat memory settings, and an eight-speaker premium sound system.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior, rear seats

Adding on what the above trim offers, the E350 wagon also split in both Sport and Luxury trim further adds a rear-facing third-row seat, a rearview camera, and a power liftgate.

In Sport model only, the E400 sedan comes equipped with leather upholstery, 18” wheels, keyless ignition and entry, LED headlights, power-folding soft top, a rear center pass-through, adjustable suspension dampers, and heated leather sport seats.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class side view, green color, alloy wheels

Plenty of packages are on offer for those who are seeking extra amenities. The Premium package, for instance, comes equipped with power-folding mirrors, a rearview camera, front heated seats, navigation system, satellite radio, voice controls, a power rear window sunshade, Harman Kardon premium sound system, split-folding rear seats, and AirScarf neck-warming system.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

The “freak-themed” E63 AMG S wagon and sedan offer numerous tuned or AMG-developed components such as a limited-slip rear differential, adjustable suspension system, adjustable bolsters, 19-inch wheels, driver massage functions, and sport seats. They also comes equipped with several packages: Lane Tracking, Lighting, Premium, Keyless Go, and Driver Assistance packages.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class side view, exterior, alloy wheels and healights

Other notable options available for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class entire lineup includes a Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, a panoramic sunroof, door sills, automated parking system, and rear heated seats.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine Specifications

Under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E250 is a diesel-fueled 2.1L turbo 4-cylinder engine good for 195 hp and 369 pounds-feet of torque. The power is routed to either the 2WD or the 4WD via the seven-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class engine

The E400 is offered with a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine good for 329 horsepower and 354 pounds-feet of torque. This model still comes with the same transmission system and drive mode as the E250 model.

Next up, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E550 model comes equipped with a 4.7L turbocharged V8 engine good for 402 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque. Finally, the E63 AMG S gets a 5.5L V8 good for 590 lbs. ft. of torque and 577 horsepower.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Date Of Release & Price

The E63 4MATIC S-Model is offered at $101,700, the Convertible – $62,250, the Diesel – $52,650, the Coupe – $54,200, Wagon – $59,900, and the Sedan – $52,650. As for its release date, expect it sometime during the 3rd Q of 2017.

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