The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is the best-selling VW in the States. It’s a four-door sedan only these days, its five-door wagon having joined the Golf lineup.
The Jetta still has fine handling and safety in its corner. This year it gets a new, peppy, and fuel-efficient base engine, some infotainment upgrades, and some added active-safety features.
The big stories are in the Jetta’s powertrains. A new base 1.4-liter turbo four engine accounts for six different trims—versions of the S, SE, and SEL levels—while the 1.8T Sport and the Jetta Hybrid are their own trim levels.