VOLKSWAGEN – JETTA
2015 Volkswagen Jetta
The new generation of the Volkswagen Jetta in 2015 came out with not only upgraded features and an additional sport option, but a new price tag as well. Buyers will be pleased to know that the price change actually makes the entry level option $3,700 cheaper. If this rather spacious small-car wasn’t already generous enough, it is now.
If you’re buying or selling a Jetta, it’s important to know about the various specs and engine options as well as different features offered for different versions. As a seller it’s important to keep an up-to-date owner’s manual with all servicing or recall information, and as a buyer you’ll want to check this out before agreeing on the sale price.
Let’s have a look at the new and used prices of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and get familiar with the many variations so you can see how your car measures up.
At the moment, all Jettas are made with Sedan body kits, but there are still six different price points to become accustomed with. Below are the prices for new 2015 vehicles before on-road costs with used price range estimate in brackets.
Trendline Manual costs $22,790 ($13,000-16,000 used).
Trendline DSG auto costs $25,290 ($13,000-21,000 used).
Comfortline DSG auto costs $29,990 ($15,000-23,000 used).
Highline DSG auto costs $33,990 ($20-21,000 used).
This engine comes only in the Highline spec with DSG auto transmission for $36,490 ($20-26,000 used).
This engine comes only in the Highline Sport spec with a DSG auto transmission and tops out the range at $39,990 ($21-29,000 used).
Engine and Transmission
Let’s break down the engine options to make it clear for anyone who isn’t familiar with the intricate code of number and letters.
This engine is a 1.4L, four-cylinder, twin-charged petrol engine and it makes 118 Kw and 240 Nm. It comes in three specifications; the Trendline, the Comfortline and the Highline. The Trendline comes with the option of a 6-speed Manual transmission or the 7-Speed DSG automatic transmission, while the other two come only as auto.
This engine is a 2.0L, four-cylinder, turbo diesel engine and make 103 Kw and 320 Nm. It only comes with a DSG automatic transmission.
155 TSI sport
This engine is a 2.0L, four-cylinder, turbo petrol engine that makes 155 Kw and 280 Nm and also comes only with a 6-speed DSG auto transmission. This is the most powerful engine and also the most expensive option for a Jetta.
Acceleration time is clocked at 8.3 seconds from zero to 100 km.
Other than it’s rather luxurious size (in more detail below), the Jetta is rather basic in its standard inclusions. You’ll have the expected AC, power windows, central locking, cruise control, bluetooth connectivity and 16-inch alloy wheels. The base models is unfortunately lacking reverse cameras and parking sensors and maybe most notably, a touch screen for media. You do have a radio/CD player with an 8-speaker sound system but the multimedia inclusions are definitely dated. The Trendline has a leather-wrapped steering wheel but cloth upholstery.
The Comfortline has quite a few extras including lumbar adjustment in the front seats, attractive woodgrain trim and a chrome grille, 17-inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers, SD card input, a reversing camera and a type pressure sensor.
The Highline has partial leather seats, push-button start, electric and heated sport seats in the front, headlamp washers and fog lights as well as a storage compartment under the front passenger seat. If you want to go all out for the Highline Sport edition then you’ll get 18-inch alloy wheels, Bi-xenon headlights, paddle shifters, a chrome exhaust tip, and LED running lights and tail lights.
One of the defining features of the Jetta is its mutability between the medium and small car categories. Still with a price point in the small-car area, its measurements make it the roomiest of all when it comes to competition. The Jetta has an exceptionally large booth measuring 510L which puts it at least 40 litres larger than its nearest competitor make. It’s measurements are 4 659 mm in length, 1,778 mm in width, and 1,453 mm in height. These generous dimensions are only really rivaled by Volkswagen’s own Skoda Octavia, part of its budget line.
The base-level safety features include anti-lock braking, dual front airbag system as well as head airbags, pre-tensioner front seatbelts, and an engine immobiliser for added security. It earned a 5-star ANCAP rating. Driver’s will also enjoy hill-holder, traction control and electronic stability, as well as Electronic Brake Force distribution.
Warranty, Consumption, Emissions
6.2L/100km very competitive with rivals, but this goes up with the bigger engines.
Emissions are 144g/km which is pretty good.
Warranty is a standard 3-year/100,000 kms with annual or 15,000kms servicing.