2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in SUVs & Wagons, Tiguan on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 3:15 PM
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Perhaps to satisfy Americans’ desire for spacious vehicles, 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is so much bigger that it has outgrown the “small SUV” segment to go against Mitsubishi Outlander-sized SUVs adequately. The new Tiguan represents the second generation of the Tiguan family since it was first launched in 2007. It comes loaded with a bigger suite of in-car technology and safety features as well as a wider range of engines.

Body Styles and Options
The five-passenger 2017 VW Tiguan is availed in four trims: the Tiguan S, the Tiguan Wolfsburg, the Tiguan Sport, and the Tiguan SEL. Standard on the Tiguan S is 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, black roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights and wipers, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also provided are a rearview camera, heated front seats, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a driver information display, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, V-Tex premium vinyl upholstery, and a 40/20/40-split reclining and sliding backseat,
The infotainment system is controlled from a 6.3-inch touchscreen and audio controls on the steering column. Additional entertainment features comprise a Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, an eight-speaker sound system, a USB port, a CD player, two SD card slots, an HD and satellite radio. VW’s Car-Net App-Connect smartphone integration system supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink.

Above the S trim is the Wolfsburg Edition that adds 17-inch wheels, silver roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, power lumbar and reclining front passenger seat, and VW’s Car-Net Security and Service emergency communications.
The Sports trim receives 18-inch wheels, fog lights, and adaptive xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights, body-colored exterior panels, power-folding mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a navigation system, and additional passenger seat adjustability.
The top of the range SEL trim features all mentioned components excluding the Sports’ colored panels. It is suited with 19-inch wheels and given a premium Fender audio system and an enhanced rearview camera. A trailer hitch is an option to all trim levels.Exterior
The new Tiguan is built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform which is expected to improve all its aspects. It ushers in a new styling language for Volkswagen as it is muscular, boxier, and sharper in its entirety than most of its siblings.  The new Tiguan is sportier and a tad lighter than the prior model. It also seats lower and features a longer wheelbase than the first generation versions. It adds 60 mm to its length which results in a 77 mm wheelbase increase.  An increased physical width and wider placements of both headlights and grille give the new SUV a full appearance. The “Highline” package that comes standard with the optional full-LED headlights also help to accentuate the front fascia.  The latest Tiguan is characterized by a higher positioned waistline and a slightly raised V-shaped bonnet.Performance
Standard on 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that pushes out 200 galloping horses and 207 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission that directs power to the front wheels. Buyers can also opt for an AWD drivetrain.  In Edmunds’ testing, an FWD Tiguan dashed from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds – an excellent time for a compact crossover.
EPA estimates that it will return 20/24 mpg for city/highway on both front and all-wheel drivetrains.

Our customer care operatives are highly trained and sufficiently experienced. Therefore, we urge you to contact us with any queries or suggestions via the provided platforms. Visit FX Caprara Volkswagen in Watertown, NY for a test drive and enjoy a first hand experience of 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan or view our inventory here.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – Watertown, NY

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in Golf Alltrack, SUVs & Wagons on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 3:56 PM
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a new car launched by Volkswagen. Below are some features and other facts about the new car.

Features

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack can be used to travel anywhere. We can use this car without having to worry about car performance on our trips. The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comes with a 1.8-litre 170-hp engine with a six-speed manual transmission. The high raised vehicles have 6.9 inches of ground clearance. The car is equipped with a 6.5-inch touch screen which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has adaptive cruise control and an automatic electronic braking system coming as an option. The car comes with a 5 seat sitting plan. The engine is pretty good as it produces a torque of 184@1600 rpm. The front seats of the car are equipped with a heating system, which is a good option while traveling in the winter. The car has a fuel tank of 14.6 gallons because of the introduction of four-wheel drive, but the fuel economy is only a bit less than the standard version.

Safety

The German car manufacturer is not behind in safety. There is an ICSR which is also known as the Intelligent Crash Response System. The ICSR is an amazing safety feature because it open all of the doors in the car if any accident takes place. Plus, it will display the interior lights of the cabin so that door handles can be located easily. This provides a very valuable safety option because passengers will be able to exit the car without needing extra help.

Secondly, the ICSR will stop the fuel supply by disabling the fuel pump, and it will also stop the engine to prevent further damage. The ICSR will also disable all high voltage supplies in the car. The car is built under a safety cage meaning that the front and rear crumble zones will let you stay safe in the cabin, as they deflect the driver and passengers away. The cage is made up of high strength steel to provide extra safety.

The car is also equipped with another system called TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), which will let you know when to put air in the tires. There is also a post braking system which will automatically stop the car after a crash. The car is rated 5-stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Awards

The Car and Driver magazine has named the car in their “10 Best” list.

More Information About 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The car is available at the FX Caprara Volkswagen dealership in Watertown, NY with a starting MSRP of $28,090. Visit FX Caprara Volkswagen Watertown NY to view our inventory.

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen – Watertown, NY

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in SUVs & Wagons on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 3:43 PM
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen – Watertown, NY

We have been providing you with reliable overviews of cars, and now you can learn about our new addition – the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. In case you didn’t know, the SportWagen is also known as the Estate and is the version of Volkswagen Golf Mk6, Mk5, Mk4 and Mk3. The station wagon or small family car was manufactured for the first time in 1993 and has been facelifted a number of times. As usual, we are providing you with detailed information about the car’s features, safety and awards.

Exterior Features

After interviewing the German automobile manufacturer, we have learned that the SportWagen is based on the Volkswagen Group A platform. The car is a lightweight one because it is majorly made of aluminum, but it also features some aluminum parts making it sturdy at the same time.

We have carefully examined the front end of the car and we have noted a two-bar grille on the top fascia and a mesh one on the lower fascia. Other features on the front end are bi-xenon headlights, sleek LED daytime running lights and air vents. When it comes to the rear end, we have noted a magnificent tailgate, stylish taillights and modern exhaust outlet. On the sides, the VW car is glazed by 17/18-inch wheels, classic windows and roof rails.

Interior Features

Looking for a spacious car in Volkswagen Watertown NY? Well, look no further than the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. After examining the car’s interior, we noted a roomy cabin and also a spacious cargo compartment. The seats look quite comfortable with smooth materials, headrests and fold, recline & adjust mechanisms. Concerning the technology, we have identified a power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof, VW Car-Net App-Connect, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, climate control and navigation system.

Safety

One of the things we love more about the SportWagen is its myriad of safety features. The car has basic safety features such as seatbelts, wide wheels, emergency brakes and stable design. Most of the car’s weight is located in the lower part, and the car itself is short in terms of height making it quite stable.

When it comes to advanced safety features, we came to know that the car has a forward warning system to help monitor traffic and alert a potential collision. It has a blind spot monitor to alert the driver of other vehicles in blind spots. It also has a rear traffic alert to alert the drivers of other cars crossing their paths. Other advanced safety features are lane departure warning and park distance control for helping when drifting into another lane and when driving into a parking area respectively. In addition, the car comes with adaptive cruise control, parking steering assistant and rearview camera system.

Engine

The Golf model comes with five major engine options – 1.4-liter I4, 1.6-liter I4, 1.9-liter I4, 2.0-liter I4 and 2.5-liter I4. All of these engines have variants, so the car has many engine choices.

Awards

After doing intensive research, we have learned that in 2015 the VW car won North American Car of the Year and Motor Trend of the Year. In 2014, the SportWagen won What Car? – Best Estate Car. In 2013, it won 4 awards – European Car of the Year, World Car of the Year, Wheels Car of the Year and Cars Guide Car of the Year. It is a successful car, and the best thing about it is that you can find it in Volkswagen Watertown NY.

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2017 Volkswagen SUVs and Wagons

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in New Vehicles, SUVs & Wagons on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Our Volkswagen Watertown NY dealership has the newest models of 2017 Volkswagen SUVs and Wagons to choose from. Come in and take a look at these exciting new vehicles.

Golf SportWagon
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagon features an engine with 170 horsepower and all-wheel-drive. The car’s 4MOTION capacity provides force to the back wheels when driving conditions necessitate the change. There is also a Tiptronic capacity that allows drivers to switch into Sport gear simply by touching the shifter. The 1.8-Liter engine gets 25 city miles to the gallon, and 35 on the highway. This automobile offers plenty of space, especially when the rear seats are folded down, which amounts to more than 66 cubic feet of storage. There is also a panoramic sunroof and high-intensity headlights that are designed to be illuminated day or night, made from bi-xenon. The SportWagon’s roof rails allow drivers to carry even more cargo.

Alltrack
The 2017 Volkswagen Alltrack is made for adventure and features all-wheel-drive to help the automobile drive well in all conditions. Off-Road mode, for instance, allows for better tire traction on challenging surfaces. Going down steep hills is safer with the Alltrack because of its Hill Descent capability, which assists with proper brake control during steep descents. The 1.8-Liter turbocharged engine is designed to travel smoothly through difficult conditions, including snow and gravel. The engine also features 199 pound-feet of torque and 170 horsepower, with 30 miles per gallon in the highway. Other features include keyless car access, allowing drivers to start their cars with the push of a button, and the Off-Road Monitor, which offers the adventurous driver numerous metrics to keep tabs on their trip, including a compass and altitude monitor.

Tiguan
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan offers Bluetooth technology which allows drivers to stream their favorite songs and other audio while on the road, all-wheel-drive, and a turbocharged engine providing 200 horsepower in addition to 207 pound-feet of torque. Easy automatic shifting can be achieved with the vehicle’s 6-speed transmission. The Tiguan also gets 20 city and 24 highway miles per gallon. This automobile features leather seating with heating in the front, bi-xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof, and remote start capacity.

Touareg
The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg offers more than 60 feet of cargo room and the option of heated seats made with leather. It also features a heated steering wheel, automatic climate control meant to maintain separate cooling and heating zones for individual passengers, daytime running lights made with bi-xenon, front-seat air ventilation, and split-folding seats to maximize space as necessary. There is also an onboard computer that shows various trip measurements including average speed, and the length of the overall trip, and an overhead view camera. There are various Driver Assistance features that help keep drivers from having accidents, including Front Assist. The Touareg also has a 3.6-Liter dynamic engine offering 280 horsepower and an 8-speed transmission, and also has more than 7,000 pounds of towing capability.

2017 Volkswagen Compacts

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in Compacts on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 4:17 PM
2017 Volkswagen Compacts

FX Caprara Volkswagen Watertown NY is proud to offer the entire 2017 Volkswagen compact lineup. Volkswagen has built a solid reputation of delivering the most stylish and well built compact vehicles in the world, going as far back as the original Volkswagen Beetle. Volkswagen continues this fantastic track record with it’s lineup of current models, and we are proud to offer all of these vehicles.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle

There is no doubt the Volkswagen Beetle is an iconic car. Perhaps the most iconic compact car in the history of motor vehicles. Always innovative, Volkswagen has continues to evolve the Beetle, blending the classic styling with the latest and greatest in motor vehicle technology.

The 2017 Beetle includes a plethora of design features that showcase this merger of classic style and new technology. This includes retro-modern gauges, customizable interior ambient lighting, 18 inch alloy wheels, and a Bi-Xenon headlights.

With superior design comes also superior performance. The Beetle has 6-speed automatic transmission, a turbo charged 1.8L TSI engine, with 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, all with fantastic mileage of 24 city, 33 highway.

2017 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is the modern hatch. The classic Golf design continues to evolve, combining innovative technology features that vastly improve the driving experience, including key-less access, push-button start, a rear-view camera, and driver assistance.

The agile, versatile, and turbocharged Golf also offers superior performance. The car’s 1.8L turbo engine gives you 170 horsepower and 184 LB-FT of torque, all with fuel efficient 25 city/36 highway mileage.

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

With the Volkswagen Golf GTI, power has met its hatch. Turbocharged with a 2.0L TSI engine, high performance comes standard with this model. The GTI also includes sport suspension, progressive power steering, a detailed performance monitor, as well as Dynamic Chassis Control. With 210 horse power, and 258 LB-FT of torque, the Golf GTI offers high performance with efficient 24 city/34 highway mileage.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

With the e-Golf, you get all golf, no gas. The e-Golf is the electric version of the Golf model, offering all the style and performance qualities of the Golf, except you plug it in to power. The car gets up to 83 miles per charge, giving it a mileage equivalent of 126 city and 105 highway.

2017 Volkswagen Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf R is the performance hatch, offering the perfect formula for performance. The vehicle’s 2.0L TSI engine gives you a whopping 292 horsepower, with 280 Lb-Ft of torque. Mileage is an efficient 22 city/31 highway. Edmunds.com said about the car, “Driven quickly around turns, the Golf R is remarkably balanced”.

Design is also turbo-charged. With blue accent gauges, dual exhaust, top sport seats, and 19 inch Pretoria alloy wheels, this car’s appearance is as bold as its performance.

No matter what you are looking for in a compact vehicle, Volkswagen has something for everyone. Check out any of these fine Volkswagen compact models.

2017 Volkswagen Line-Up

By Admin | Posted in New Vehicles on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 4:11 PM

2017 Volkswagen Line-Up

Here at FX Caprara Volkswagen Watertown NY, we are proud to offer the entire 2017 Volkswagen vehicle lineup.  Whether a sedan, SUV, station wagon, compact, or convertible, there is a Volkswagen for everyone, and we have every current model available.

 

Sedans

Volkswagen prides itself in offering a diverse set of vehicles, each of which are tailored to the specific wants and needs of the car buyer. In terms of sedans, we are proud to offer all 3 of Volkswagen’s 2017 sedan models available.

If you are looking for a compact sedan that offers high quality and tremendous value, we have the Jetta. If you are looking to upgrade to a bigger and better Volkswagen sedan model, we have the Passat. If you are looking for more luxury, and more sport in your sedan, we have the Volkswagen CC available as well.

SUVS and Wagons

Volkswagen has cemented a solid reputation in the industry by providing car buyers around the world with an aesthetically pleasing, well built, and reliable line of SUVS and wagons. For the 2017 model year, Volkswagen continues to meet the mark with 4 available SUV and wagon models.

We have the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, both fantastic station wagons that offer both high quality and great value. If you are looking for a SUVS, we offer both the sporty Tiguan, as well as the premium Touareg.

Compacts

Volkswagen’s line of compact vehicles are have a long track record of blending high quality, fashionable style, and great value. This track record goes all the way back to the success of the original Volkswagen Beetle. For model year 2017, Volkswagen continues to deliver the finest compact vehicles in the world. The sporty icon the Beetle is back for 2017, even better than ever. We have all the Golf models available as well. Whether you are looking for the Golf, the sportier Golf GTI, the electric e-Golf, or the high performance Golf R, if you are interested in any of the Golf models, we have you covered.

In addition to having the latest, greatest Beetle and Golf compact cars, we are proud to also offer the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle convertible.

We are proud to provide the Watertown, NY area with all of the Volkswagen models for the 2017 model year. No matter what you are looking for in a new vehicle, Volkswagen has something for everybody.

2016 Volkswagen Passat

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in Passat on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 7:15 PM

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat

The midsize sedan class is very competitive, and one of the more popular and highest rated vehicles in the class is the Volkswagen Passat. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat is an excellent car that offers a wide variety of trims and options and has a starting MSRP at a competitive $22,440. For car shoppers looking at the VW Passat Watertown NY, we included the exterior, interior, and safety features included on each trim.

 

The 2016 Passat Overview

The 2016 Passat is available in five trims: S, SE, SE with Technology, SEL, and the R-Line. Each Passat is equipped with a 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Passat gets a solid 170 horsepower with over 180 pounds of torque while still getting great fuel efficiency of 25/38 (city/highway). Standard features also include dual-zone climate control, a 5″ touchscreen display with USB ports, and Bluetooth capability. Drivers will also enjoy the storage ability the 60/40 split-folding rear seat offers, and the safety feature of the rear-view camera.

 

2016 Passat Options and Features

While offering great features on the standard S and R-line models, the additional features offered on the other models are truly impressive. For comfort and convenience, VW Car-Net (which avails Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), heated seats, driver assistance, and sunroof enter the picture in addition to the standard features, though the technology package includes push-button start, an upgraded touchscreen display, and a Hands-Free easy-open trunk. The SEL model adds premium audio, leather seats, and a navigation system.

 

2016 Passat Safety Features

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat offers excellent safety features. The standard package included on the S and R-line models offer a rear-view camera, anti-lock brakes, engine brake assist, and a suite of airbags to protect the driver and passengers. The SE and SEL models add Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

Whether you are searching for a commuting vehicle, a family car, or both, the performance and suite of features offered by the 2016 Passat will please any driver and their passengers. For consumers searching for a 2016 VW Passat Watertown NY, contact us for more information or to schedule a test drive.

2016 Volkswagen CC – Watertown NY

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in CC on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 7:01 PM

2016 Volkswagen CC

The 2016 Volkswagen CC is a model that toes the line between calm and collected commuter and fun sports car. Many of the cities in the US are the perfect home for crossover styling like that found in the Volkswagen CC Watertown NY has enough traffic for a conservative midsize sedan to fit right in, but enough open road that the sporty aggressiveness is right at home.

The styling holds another advantage people often overlook until they get to drive a compact, low-slung vehicle like the Volkswagen CC Watertown NY (to continue our example from before) is the home of everything from multistory parking garages to street level traditional lots. Drivers of the Volkswagen CC have no worries about clearance or the larger footprints of big sedans or SUVs.

 

The 2016 Volkswagen CC comes in three general types, with further options for each:

All three styles can be equipped with super modern devices like rear view cameras, touch screen sound systems and VW Car-Net® App-Connect™, which is similar to the on star system used by other manufacturers where apps are used to quickly get access to the kinds of information the vehicle owner wants.

The CC also gets excellent ratings from the IIHSHLDI (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute), which crash tests new vehicles. The moderate overlap front, side strength, roof strength and seats/head restraints all get top marks for safety during a crash.

The CC also features technology to help avoid a crash altogether. The front assist and lane assist monitor the vehicle’s position within the lane and proximity to the vehicle in front of it, respectively, then provide a nudge of the brake or steering correction to lessen the danger. The available Park Pilot feature signals when the car is getting too close to another vehicle during parking, helping prevent those minor but costly parking lot dings.

 

CC 2.0T

The base model for the CC leans more toward the sensible commuter than the head turning sports car. The 2.0 liter turbo engine offers a good balance between gas mileage and performance. It is a perfect vehicle for someone who wants to maintain a conservative image with a few touches of luxury.

 

CC R-Line 2.0T

This package is for those who want to turn heads. In terms of structure and performance, the R-Line 2.0T is identical to the CC 2.0T. Where it differs is styling. The addition of ground effects and a switch to more aggressive looking bumpers combine to create a vehicle that looks far sportier than the base model.

 

CC V6

This package is for those who want all the power and luxury the 2016 CC can offer. By sacrificing a few miles per gallon, the CC V6 gains an impressive 80 additional horsepower. In addition to the extra power, the V6 model is available in some exterior colors that the two 2.0 liter versions are not.

The 2016 Volkswagen CC is a great choice for a young professional who wants a conservative vehicle that reflects that he or she is a serious person, but that also has a fun side.

2016 Volkswagen Line-Up

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in New Vehicles on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 7:41 PM

VW 2016 Line

For anyone thinking about buying a new car, it’s important that you do thorough research to ensure that you are getting what you pay for with your hard-earned money. If you are looking for a quality, time-tested car brand, then VW has probably found it’s way onto your list at some point. Since they offer a lot of different models each year, it will be helpful for you to know exactly what your options are going to be if you decide to go with a 2016 VW. They offer four types of vehicle styles: sedans, SUVS/wagons, compacts, and convertibles.

 

Sedans

One of the more popular types of VW car that people look into is their sedans. You have three options to choose from:

  • Jetta (the compact sedan)
  • Passat (the midsize sedan)
  • CC (the sleep sports coupe)

The sedans are a great option for someone who is looking for a car with versatility. These cars are spacious, but they are still a good car for someone trying to find an economical fuel economy or create a professional image.

 

SUVS and Wagons

Another popular option that VW offers are the SUVS and wagons. While the wagon is a bit more on the sporty side, the SUVs are pretty spacious. Here are your three options:

  • Golf SportWagen (the wagon)
  • Tiguan (the sporty SUV)
  • Touareq (the premium SUV)

The Tiquan and Touraq are the SUV options, and these are good cars for people who need extra space for their family or for traveling.

 

Compacts

VW is a company known for offering high-quality compact options. Some of their hatchback cars have become very popular in the car community. Here are the three compact cars that VW offers:

  • Beetle (the sporty icon)
  • Golf (the modern hatch)
  • Golf GTI (the hot hatch)
  • e-Golf (the electric hatch)
  • Golf R (the performance hatch)

 

 

 

These are the sportier options for people who want something sleek and cool, and the electric option is great for anyone who is environmentally conscious and wants to save money on fuel.

 

Convertibles

The list for their convertibles is a bit lonely this year, with only one option:

  • Beetle Convertible (the top-down Beetle)

This car keeps the sport look of the Beetle but has the extra option to take the top down.

 

Choosing

Selecting the right car for you really comes down to your preferences for vehicles. However, whether you want something medium-sized, large, or sporty, VW certainly has plenty of options in the 2016 line for you to choose from.

2016 Volkswagen Jetta – Watertown NY

By FX Caprara VW | Posted in Jetta on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Which 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is the one for you?

Models/Styles

There’s a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta for a variety of our needs and lifestyles. And we have a large selection of 2016 Volkswagen Jetta trim models to choose from.  Here at FX Caprara we have the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Watertown, NY that you are looking for.

The trim models for 2016 are: 1.4T, 1.8T, 1.8T Sport, GLI 2.0T and Hybrid. Under the 1.4T and 1.8T trim models are six sub trims: S, S with Technology, SE, SE with Connectivity, SEL and SEL Premium. The GLI trim has two sub trims: GLI SE and GLI SEL.

The hybrid model is only offered as the SEL Premium Hybrid.

The 1.4T trim models come with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that has 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 1.8T trim models carry more power with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

 

Features

In regards to features, the S trim model serves as the starting point. Some of its standard features include power windows and door locks, keyless entry, heated mirrors, cruise control, adjustable steering wheel and height-adjustable driver’s seat. On the technology side, there’s Bluetooth connection, 5-inch touchscreen interface, four-speaker radio, CD player and auxiliary audio jack.

Enhanced technology comes with the Technology Package, which adds a larger 6.3-inch touchscreen, media player interface, satellite radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

The SE model builds on the S model with push-button engine starting, front center armrest and heated front seats and heated windshield washer nozzles. The SE Connectivity Package comes with a sunroof, six-speaker radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel and premium vinyl seats.

The SEL Premium package, which is available on the 1.8T SEL, comes with a six-way power driver seat, two-zone automatic climate control system, cooled glove box and 8-speaker Fender brand audio system.

The sport-tuned suspension GLI trim models come with upgraded brakes, sport seats, keyless ignition and entry, and automatic headlights and windshield wipers.

 

Safety

Regardless of the style, all 2016 Jetta trim models come standard with the following safety features:

  • Traction control
  • Stability control
  • Active head restraints
  • Front airbags
  • Side-curtain airbags

 

All 2016 Jetta trim models received an overall five out of five stars in government crash tests. Individually, the four-door sedan received four stars for total front-impact protection tests and five stars for total side-impact protection tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2016 Jetta “Good” ratings, which are the highest possible ratings offered, for its moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests, side-impact, roof strength and seat and head restraint tests.

A rearview camera comes standard with all trim models except the base S. A Driver Assistance Package comes with a frontal collision warning system, automatic emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert system. This package is available in the 1.8T and TDI SEL models.

The GLI models come standard with front and rear parking sensors.

The Volkswagen Car-Net system comes standard in every model except the base S. The system, which comes with a smartphone app that allows for mobile access, includes the following features:

  • Automatic crash notification
  • Roadside assistance
  • Remote vehicle access
  • Vehicle location
  • Geo-fencing boundary setting