2017 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Review

The new 2017 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 2017.  

2017 Volkswagen Jetta front view, white color, grille

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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta tailpipe and taillights

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 2017 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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta exterior, headlights

The 2017 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.

2017 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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta side view, blue color

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Review of Trims

A variety of engines and trim levels are offered for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid review is sufficiently offered on a separate space elsewhere on this blog, as is the Jetta GLI model.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta rear view, white color

2017 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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta lcd screen, dashboard, steering wheel and gear shift knob

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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Opting for the 2017 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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta interior, back seats

Although covered separately as previously mentioned, some of the 2017 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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Specs

As already mentioned, the new Volkswagen Jetta 2017 comes with a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 150 hp and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the five-speed manual that also includes hill-hold assist.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport gets the 170-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 210 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta engine

Finally, the 2017 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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date & Price

2017 Volkswagen Jetta release date

Rumors allege the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017 featuring a starting price point of $26,920.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Volkswagen Jetta red color, rear angle

2017 Volkswagen Jetta exterior

2017 Volkswagen Jetta front view, grille and headlights

2017 Volkswagen Jetta side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Volkswagen Jetta red color, alloy wheels

2017 Volkswagen Jetta trunk