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By Cars.com Staff
September 28, 2009
Vehicle Overview The Jetta is a premium compact sedan that's offered ioffered in trim levels including S, SE and SEL. There's also a diesel (TDI) and a station wagon variant. The sedan is due to be redesigned for 2011, but the Sport Wagon gets a head start with fresh styling for 2010 like that of the new Golf (the wagon is sold as a Golf in Europe). The Jetta's competitors include the Honda Civic and Mazda3.
New for 2010 This year, most changes on the sedan are on the inside. All models have new steering wheels, instrument clusters, climate controls and interior trim, and Bluetooth is standard on all trim levels except the S, where it's optional.
Exterior Exhibiting a sleek look, the Jetta has a large trapezoidal grille and a front end that resembles the Golf's.
New 16- or 17-inch wheels available on S, SE, SEL
Standard power heated mirrors
Standard dual exhaust tips
Standard heated washer fluid
Standard daytime running lights
Interior Up to five people can fit inside the Jetta, which has front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding rear seat.
Available cloth or simulated leather upholstery
Standard air conditioning with pollen filter
Standard power windows and locks
Standard heated front seats
Standard cruise control
Standard leather-wrapped hand brake, shifter and steering wheel (excludes S models)
Optional navigation system
Multimedia interface and/or iPod adapters available all models
Under the Hood Engine and transmission choices include:
170-horsepower, 2.5-liter five-cylinder with 177 pounds-feet of torque
140-hp, direct-injected turbocharged diesel with 236 pounds-feet of torque (TDI)