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By Cars.com Staff
May 2, 2014
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta receives an update for 2015, but the trim lineup remains the same with the base car, a GLI high-performance model, hybrid and TDI diesel.
Exterior Subtle tweaks to the front and rear of the Jetta are hard to distinguish for the casual observer, but the company says that some of the work, especially up front, enhances aerodynamics.
Bi-xenon headlights are optional and have LED daytime running lamps. The grille and fog lights have also been updated. The back has been updated with an integrated spoiler that appears more like a design element than an actual spoiler. LED taillights are also optional.
Interior The gauge cluster on most trims is new with an optional color multifunction display. New trim colors and materials are also new depending on the trim, and there are also new fabric colors and seat designs.
Under The Hood There is a new diesel powertrain that replaces the outgoing TDI model's engine. The new 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel produces 150 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque. VW is estimating mileage from the TDI at 32/45/37 mpg city/highway/combined. The diesel also gets a radiator shutter that closes to allow for faster warm up and then opens and closes based on vehicle speed to improve aerodynamics.
The rest of the engine lineup carries over from 2014.
Safety Volkswagen has also added new safety features for the 2015 Jetta; most are optional. Blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and front collision warning will all be offered for 2015.