2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Hybrid SEL Premium 4dr Sedan
  • MSRP$31,120 Invoice$29,874
    • 42 City
    • 48 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeHybrid
  • Cargo320 L (11 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower150 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,365 $933 $717 $587 $501 $440

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Buyer's Guide

The VW Jetta is a small 4-door family car that is also available with a hybrid powertrain. Introduced in 2011, the Jetta has seen various incremental improvements over the years, along with a refresh in 2015, and is now available only as a 4-door sedan, as the wagon version was dropped at the end of last year. Even the base Jetta 1.4T S comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, and power heated exterior mirrors. The GLI version is roughly analogous to the GTI version of the Golf, and features front sport seats, red piping, and other performance related tweaks. Options available on the Golf (depending on model) include a Fender Premium Audio System with nine speakers and a trunk-mounted subwoofer, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and windshield washer nozzles, and a sunroof.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Volkswagen Jetta SEL
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Touchscreen navigation
  • Volkswagen connected car suite
  • Keyless access with push button ignition
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sport
  • Sport suspension
  • Foglights
  • 17-inch black alloy wheels
  • 2-tone V-Tex leatherette seating
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
  • Bi-xenon headlights
  • Discover media touchscreen
  • Park distance control
  • 150 horsepower, turbo-hybrid engine
2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
  • V-Tex seating surfaces with red stitching
  • Park-distance control
  • Composition media touchscreen sound system
  • 2.0 liter, 210 horsepower engine
2016 Volkswagen Jetta S
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • USB Port
  • Independent suspension
  • Multi-function steering wheel
2016 Volkswagen Jetta SE
  • Push-button start
  • Rear view camera
  • Heated front seats
  • 16-inch wheels

What makes it move?

The Jetta is available with a number of different powertrain configurations, all of which send power to the front wheels. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.4 liter 4-cylinder unit that generates 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and is only available with a 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic. The next step up is a turbocharged 1.8 liter 4-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, paired with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. The highest power option is a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder with 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, backed by a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG automatic transmission. The most efficient option is the Hybrid, which combines the 1.4 liter engine with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and a 27 horsepower electric motor improve fuel economy. Total system output is 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

Why buy the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta?

The Jetta is a good handling small car, with decent space inside and a well put together interior. Fuel economy with the smaller engine and automatic transmission is 28 miles per gallon in the city and 39 highway for a combined 32 mpg, while the Hybrid is even more impressive at 42 mpg in the city and 48 on the highway, for a combined 45 mpg. We hope that the economical TDI versions return soon in less noxious form. The 2016 Jetta is rated 5 stars overall by the NHTSA and Good in all tests by the IIHS, and all models include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System (which shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and activates the hazard lights in certain types of collisions).

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