2017 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date, Review and Specs

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.  

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Tiguan Release Date, Specs and Review

If at all there is anything the Volkswagen Tiguan does best is its unrivalled ability to offer a refined handling and ride quality. The same continues on the new 2017 Tiguan. After all, this is a German-made crossover SUV. Other worthy credentials the 2017 Tiguan possess include a serene and well-appointed cabin, and a spirited performance. Its date of release according to various sources in the know-how, should be expected during the Spring of 2017.

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The Tiguan continues to own its sense of uniqueness on various fronts relative to other Sport Utility Vehicles in its segment. It emphasizes a lot on general family hauling activities, versatility, refinement, interior quality and performance. As you can see, the Tiguan is virtually an outlier and contrasts to most SUVs in the market.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan exterior, headlights

Many might dismiss the credibility of the Tiguan as a practical SUV as it does not prioritize on what it should – utility. However, with its high level of versatility it will be difficult to dismiss it as just another crossover in the market trying to make some sales. Another interesting feature that you’ll notice whilst driving the Tiguan is its tall and unobstructed view of the road ahead.

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It comes with a smaller size in comparison to other vehicles in the segment. This, despite others viewing it as a detriment, is in fact practical especially when you have to fit in very tight places.

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Under the hood is an energetic 200-hp generating engine that is ranked amongst the best in the segment in terms of acceleration. Not everything though is a bed of roses in the Tiguan. Some of its cons include missing high-tech safety features, fuel-sapping base engine, modest cargo volume, and subpar crash test scores.

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As such, it will be imperative to check out other vehicles in the segment before ultimately committing yourself to the 2017 Tiguan. Posing the greatest threat to the Tiguan is the 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Hyundai Tucson, 2017 VW’s Touareg and the Mazda CX-5 for 2017. These rivals provide fuel efficient engines, punchy power, and superior cabin and trunk space.

Trims Available – VW Tiguan

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will be offered in S, R-Line, SE, and the top-of-the-food chain SEL trims.

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Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan S will come packed with keyless ignition and entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, reclining and sliding backseat, height-adjustable manual driver seat, front heated seats, premium “V-Tex” upholstery, roof rails, and air-conditioning.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Electronic features include a media player interface, an auxiliary audio jack, an 8-speaker sound system, a USB port, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and a CD player.

Opting for the R-Line trim will certainly get you special styling and performance elements, smartphone integration via the VW Car-Net connectivity, power lumbar, 19-inch wheels, a sport steering wheel, a 6.3” touchscreen interface, a front power reclining driver and passenger seat, additional driver seat power adjustment, and special “R-Line styling flourishes.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan interior, gear shift knob, leather seats

Picking the SE will give you a navigation system, LED running lights, 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and unique R-Line’s styling and performance elements.

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Finally, the SEL will come packed with an eight-speaker Fender audio system, driver seat memory settings, an enhanced rearview camera, 19-ich wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), power-folding mirrors, and additional passenger seat adjustability.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specifications

Every 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will come equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0L engine under their hoods. The power generated – 200 hp and 207 lbs. ft. of torque is routed to either the default front wheels or the optional four wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Test drives conducted for the front-wheel drive Tiguan yielded a 0-60 mpg acceleration in 7.5 seconds. This is considered impressive by conventional standards.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan engine

For those who are fuel-consumption conscious about their vehicle here are the stats as per EPA. The front wheel drive models return 21/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Their all-wheel-drive counterparts, on the other hand, lower them insignificantly to 20/26/23 mpg.

Price Estimate & Date Of Release – 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

According to various sources we consider well-informed, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan should be expected during next year’s Spring. As for the price, $24,890 is the base price you should be willing to pay once it is available in showrooms.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf – Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Volkswagen Golf epitomizes on interior refinement, performance, and comfort. Other highlights for 2017 include smartphone app integration, a powerful and fuel-efficient engine, a versatile and spacious interior, a new touchscreen interface, and excellent crash test scores. Its release date should be expected sometime during the second half of next year.

2017 Volkswagen Golf headlights and alloy wheels

Volkswagen has vastly improve the new Golf, especially in terms of the tech features offered. The base comes fitted with a five-inch touchscreen display, while the rest get MirrorLink, Android Auto, and CarPlay smartphone integration systems. Additionally advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure mitigation and warning, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and automated parallel/perpendicular parking systems have been offered.

2017 Volkswagen Golf front view, grille and headlights

It has carried on the evolutionary styling that debuted last year. And although traditional sedans like the Passat and Jetta may be more popular in the U.S, the Golf has proven once again that it’s the VW’s bread and butter for global markets. The Golf has managed to become of the best-selling Volkswagen brand in the forty years or so it has been on the world stage.

Things remain unaltered beneath its hood, with the 1.8L turbocharged engine rated at 170 hp and 199 lbs. ft. of torque being the new base engine. It is energetic and feels more stable on the road thanks to the myriad of changes its suspension has had.

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Interior wise, the first thing that one notices is the easier ingress, and once inside, once cannot help but notice the carefully crafted dashboard design with easy to use climate and audio controls. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and the cabin in general looks and feels premium.

Some of the features and accessories available on the new 2017 Volkswagen Golf include leather/leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, LED headlights and taillights, and an upgraded touchscreen interface. More features can now be found on the Driver Assistance package.

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The 2017 Volkswagen Golf’s standing has further been boosted in its category. But even so, it’s always wise to check what its competition offers. Some of them include the fun-to-drive 2017 Mazda 3. It also offers plenty of impressive standard features and laudable fuel economy ratings but comes short on interior space. The 2017 Kia Forte SX might be more expensive, but it offers lots of value.

Finally, you can check out the 2017 Ford Focus. It offers top-drawer interior materials, and a refined driving experience.

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Offered Trims – 2017 Volkswagen Golf

Four major trim levels are offered for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf: base, S, SE, and SEL trim models. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Sportwagen TSI S, Sportwagen Alltrack TDI, Cabriolet, and R models are offered in separate reviews.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Volkswagen Golf Interior Review

2017 Volkswagen Golf front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories and features available for the base Golf include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, cruise control, 15” alloy wheels, a USB port, auxiliary audio jack, adjustable manual front seats, air conditioning, hill-hold assist, heated mirrors, a 5” touchscreen display, an eight-speaker sound system, a cooled glovebox, full power accessories, and a cloth upholstery.

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

Upscale equipment and features available for the top trims include an adjustable eight-way power driver seat, 18” wheels, interior LED reading and ambient lighting, a navigation system, 18” alloy wheels, sport front seats, LED daytime running lights, xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and mitigation, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, an automated parallel parking sensors, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and a blind-spot monitoring.

2017 Volkswagen Golf interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Colors, optional packages, and standalone items are still under wraps for now but we expect the details sooner that its release sate.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.8L engine good for 170 horsepower and 199 pounds-feet of torque. This power is then taken up by the standard five-speed manual transmission system to the wheels. You can also opt for the optional six-speed automatic that is exclusive for the S, SE, and SEL models.


EPA projects the automatic-equipped model to return 36/25/29 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 37/25/30 mpg with the manual.

2017 Volkswagen Golf engine

The Golf SEL, according to Volkswagen should take only 7.8 seconds from a 0-60 mph acceleration. This is slightly slower than the high-performance Golf R with dcc and navigation model, but a bit faster than the Golf R400 model.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Release Date & Price

2017 Volkswagen Golf release date

As of this writing, the R release date isn’t known, but that for the regular Golf is set for the second half of next year. The Golf hatchback should be expected to feature an MSRP starting from $18,495.

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