BY H. THROTTLEAUTOMOTIVE COLUMNIST
Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest car manufacturing companies that encircles the globe. I’ve driven many VW cars, including several “Beetles” that were so fun and economical to drive and unique as the “People’s Car.”
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL premium is a long way from the historic “Bug” and is very advanced in technology, fuel economy, and safety features. The sleek machine comes as a complete package for a sizzling value of manufacturer’s retail price of $27,590.
This Jetta has every safety feature and earns a perfect overall five-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 1.4L four-cylinder engine is turbocharged and is linked to a variable transmission that gives a spirited performance. The drive is impeccable in steering and comfort.
Volkswagen has really hit the ball out of the park with the well-rounded four-door vehicle. The appearance is attractive with “Pyrite silver metallic” paint and “Titan black leather” interior. The seats are heated with heated outside rearview mirrors. Driver’s seats have six-way power control with power lumbar support.
Made for Colorado winters, this Jetta has a cold weather package of remote engine start, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated front wiper area on lower portion of the windshield and heated front washer nozzles.
The overall safety rating is partially earned by a long list of safety equipment that include forward collision warning, autonomous braking, active blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert.
The international flavor of this Jetta is revealed in its genes with the engine made in Brazil, the transmission made in Japan, and the final assembly in Puebla, Mexico. The car comes with a six-year powertrain warranty, or 72,000 miles, whichever comes first and a seven-year, 100,000 corrosion warranty.
The attractive price also includes a power sliding panoramic sunroof. Rear seats fold down for enlarged trunk space for camping or recreational equipment.
Fuel economy is very high with highway mileage at 40 mpg. and overall city/highway mileage at 34 mpg.
This is a car that puts a smile on your face and a firm grip on your wallet or purse. Just an outstanding all-around vehicle.
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