What is new and different with the refreshed 2015 VW Jetta? Emme Hall and TFLcar took this Jetta SEL 1.8T for a quick spin to learn more.
It still offers a total of five power train options and it is still affordable. It has a new front-end with LED runnings lights and the grille that makes it appear lower and wider than before. The new front facia also improves aerodynamics and thus efficiency. The tail lights are new as well. Interior design is overall the same, but materials, fit, and finish have been improved.
The big story is the array of available driver assistance and safety equipment. These features include: Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning System, and Park Distance Control. There is more welcome news with the improved MPG numbers. For example, the fully updated 2.0L TDI diesel motor is rated at 46 MPG on the highway with the 6-speed manual transmission. It also makes 10 more horsepower for a total of 150 hp.
The entry-level sedan is still the non-turbo 2.0L 115 horsepower four-cylinder engine and a 5-speed manual. It will start at $16,215 when the refreshed Jetta goes to the dealerships soon in the third quarter of this year.
Check out this fun and informative TFLcar first drive of the 2015 VW Jetta 1.8T with Emme Hall.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.