2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL (A6)

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL (A6) 4dr Sedan
  • MSRP$23,650 Invoice$22,705
    • 25 City
    • 36 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeGas
  • Cargo445 L (16 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,038 $709 $545 $446 $381 $334

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Buyer's Guide

America’s most affordable German sedan got a mild styling makeover for the 2015 model year, along with structural improvements to improve its crashworthiness. Thus, it goes into the 2016 model year with limited cosmetic changes—for most trims anyway. Why the qualifier? The higher performing 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI does get some visual attention for the new model year. For 2016, the Jetta is also being offered with diesel powerplants (Jetta TDI), a hybrid powertrain (Jetta Hybrid), and a choice of traditional gasoline-fired engines (Jetta TSI). As popular as it is good looking and enjoyable to drive, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is the marque’s best selling sedan.

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?

For 2016, an all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine holds down the entry-level powerplant spot in the Jetta portfolio, supplanting the normally aspirated 2.0-liter four from last year’s base model Jetta S. The engine also supplants last year’s 1.8T for Jetta SE. The 1.4 makes 150 horsepower and 184 ft-lbs of torque. It can be paired with a five-speed manual–, or a six-speed automatic transmission. The 1.8T is still offered with Jetta SEL and above, producing 170 horsepower and 184 ft-lbs of torque. Jetta GLI gets a 2.0-liter turbo four with 210 horsepower and 207 ft-lbs of torque to go with VW’s six-speed direct-shift automated manual transmission. Jetta TDI runs a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 236 ft-lbs of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; a six-speed automatic is optional. Jetta Hybrid mates the 1.4-liter engine to an electric motor to deliver a total system output of 170 horsepower and 184 ft-lbs of torque. A seven-speed automated manual routes power. All Jettas use front-wheel drive.

Why buy the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta?

The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta offers a spacious interior. Further, the trunk can be described as cavernous—with a straight face. Every engine offering delivers solid fuel economy, and the Jetta offers two alternatively powered choices for even better fuel economy. Additionally, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta’s German DNA makes it an outstanding car to drive with resolute road manners, a quiet ride, and comfortable seating. This is a 500-mile a day car you can actually afford. What’s more, Jetta garners high crash test scores from both NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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