2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE

April 2nd, 2015 · Comments Closed · 2015 Volkswagen » Cars

The Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T, current-generation VW Jetta has received its share of criticism, much of which is directed to a perceived cost. Some had even the nerve to suggest that the previous Jetta car was better. But the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE looks set to turn over a new leaf, because we got something special under the hood. Gone is the lag 5-cylinder that held the Jetta back, place a turbo four spunky promises to be better in every way.

The few automotive journalists really liked the old 2.5-liter five. It makes fun sounds growly, and had to punch a lot more than the typical economy-sedan engine. But the era of 35-miles-per-gallon sedans midsize family, the Jetta not really midsize 2.5 returned just 31 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission. That will not cut it for a very long time. So, it came as no surprise when VW announced a replacement 4-cylinder turbo-2014.

Turbocharging all the rage these days, and with the new 1.8 liter turbo, it’s easy to see why. Although nonturbocharged 2.5-liter five makes 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, the same small 1.8T generates 170 horses and a little more robust 184 lb-ft. Fuel economy? Try to 36 mpg Hwy well or 6-speed automatic transmission or manual 6-speed. What a serious improvement, especially as output has increased, as well. Like this, it seems Jetta in a conversation about the all-round sedan for $ 20,000.

But that does 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE back up those numbers on the street? As far as fuel economy is concerned, I take the word of the Environmental Protection Agency for it, since there was not enough time to do a proper test of the party. In terms of drivability, however, I can confirm that the 1.8T is the real deal. Not only the pump torque in addition to the 5-cylinder, it also delivers the torque at a low per minute, making the car feel appreciably quickly around town.

All in all, 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE is a classy, ​​refined engine with near-ideal balance of fun and Frugality. One tip, though: You should definitely try a manual transmission if you’re open to shifting your own gears. I found the manual be able to characterize and fun. Indeed, Volkswagen quotes a 0-to-60 sprint of 7.3 seconds versus 7.9 for the automatic. Both times, fortunately, are significantly better than those of the equivalent of 5-cylinder Jettas, so the turbo does not just immediately; it genuinely is.

Engine aside, the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T pretty familiar from the wheel, and that’s mostly a good thing. Happily, VW has spruced up the interior a bit as of late, including the provision of an upscale soft-touch dashboard models I drove. One thing that has not changed is the Jetta’s rock-solid control speed. This car loves the open road, and I do not find myself very often about the budget sedans priced. If there is one thing that gives me pause, 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE’s a fact that a sharp new 2015 VW Golf hatchback will be present and motor, 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE.

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE with Connectivity

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE with Connectivity

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE with Connectivity

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport Black

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport Black

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport Black

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