What Is the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta?
The Volkswagen Jetta is a front-wheel-drive compact sedan that seats five and was completely redesigned for 2019. All Jetta trim levels are powered by a 147-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.
The performance-oriented Jetta GLI comes with a 228-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. GLI competitors include the Honda Civic Si and Subaru WRX.
What’s New on the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta?
SEL and higher trim levels get an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity as well as multiphone pairing.
What Features in the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- 16-inch aluminum wheels
- Cloth upholstery
- 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
Available features include:
- 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels
- Panoramic moonroof
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Simulated or real leather upholstery
- Heated front and rear seats
- Ventilated front seats
- Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
- Digital instrument panel
- Wireless device charging
- Automatic emergency braking
- Blind spot warning
- Lane keep assist
- Reverse automatic braking
- Adaptive cruise control
Should I Buy the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta?
The 2019 redesign brought a Jetta that was improved in many ways, but arguably at a loss of some of the steering feel and sporty driving manners of the previous version. Driving enthusiasts can take solace in the fact that a manual transmission is still available as well as the sporty GLI version.