When the 2018 Jetta got introduced by the renowned brand Volkswagen, it could easily place itself in the first row of the highly compact cars appearing to be highly competitive in its segment. With substantial attributes to boast about both inside and out of the vehicle, Jetta proved its competence with its underwhelming performance on the road.
How it Looks
When you see a Jetta parked among several other compact cars in the queue it would catch your attention at the first glimpse with its streamlined architectural curves. According to the Ontario Volkswagen dealer , says that design makes you feel that there is no need to go for an extra flash, if the engineers and the designers working behind the vehicle have the right taste. Wearing more of a sportier look, the Jetta is thoroughly sleek with a hood that shows how to make a sculpted statement without much loud announcements. The LED Head and Taillights along with Panoramic Sunroof with the perfect tilts and slides do the rest to impress the onlookers as well as the passengers who can enjoy the beauty of the outside world whenever they feel like.
The all functional interior looks posh with the Two-tone V-Tex leatherette and heated front seats, properly ventilated leather seating surfaces, with a clean and modern design. The Jetta has an exceptionally large trunk too that can accommodate quite a heavy load with enough space to carry your belongings with care while the user-friendly infotainment system navigates as well as entertains till it reaches your destination.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine could pass through every kind of tests conducted on it. The base engine of the vehicle works in pair with a five-speed manual transmission, keeping the engine continuously spooled up above a 2500 rpm making ab abundant torque of 184 lb.-ft. The tall sixth gear that comes an option with the automatic transmission, makes the engine rev in a lower, yet quieter range rendering a sparkling performance.
The safety front too has some special aspects to talk about. The front and rear crumple zones absorb the crash energy, and a safety cage rigidly protects the driver and passengers from every possible crash impact. Meanwhile the Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)17, the numerous airbags, the ICRS start their work by firstly turning off the fuel pump, unlocking the doors, and activating the hazard lights. Apart from these, there is again a long list of features that work in tune with each other to ensure safety at all costs. Let’s see what we get there:
An automatic Post-Collision and Braking system, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Seven stability enhancing systems and many more.
Final Impressions on Performance and Driving
As per the Ontario VW dealers, even with the smallest engine, the Jetta could provide a competent handling. The results of acceleration show it to be moderately appreciable. But we do expect more powerful powertrains to be introduced and are able to perform better. The five-speed manual transmission keep up the revs. To be specific the manual proved to be more easygoing, as it is needs to put a light pressure on the clutch-pedal effort and even perfect with shift actions.