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Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Overview

Practical, elegant, premium and unruffled, all these appellations can be conferred to none other than Volkswagen Jetta saloon. And by stating this! We genuinely mean it.The exquisite sedan is popular due to its uber-coolEuropean styling, plush interiors,exclusive features and large boot space.
VWJetta has been extremely popular in the American markets and some of the critics have even said that the car is made for the Americans. Currently in its sixth generation, Volkswagen Jetta is known for understated styling and impeccable performance on road. German engineering in the form of gorgeous Jetta is still proving its stance in the Indian auto market alongside challenging some of the arch rivals in the D-segment like Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and Renault Fluence, to name a few.

Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Exterior

Volkswagen Jetta does bring some solid German elements with stylish aesthetics at the front fascia which looks sharp and bold. Xenon headlamps have now been included which was the most demanding feature in the car for years.Side profile is again an example of uncomplicatedness while the rear portion does bring some premiumness as one can easily state that the horizontal tail lights are inspired from Audi A4 saloon.
Moreover you could be possibly forgiven for mistaking Volkswagen Jetta for Volkswagen Passat with the front headlights and grille layout having striking resemblance to Passat.

Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Interior

Interiors of the car exude the functionality it offers. It is very hard to criticize the interiors; everything seems to be precisely placed. The seats at the front are flat and firm and the driving position feels perfectly straight and relaxed. The central console systems for the audio/navigation and climate control are slanted towards the driver while the other switches are sensibly located and the dials on the multifunctional display are clearly visible. However the quality of material seems to be a decent blend of plushness andpremuimness. In typical maven style, the cabin is dual toned in beige and black with seats stitched in leatherette ‘Corn silk Beige’ fabric.
Comfort features include dual zone Climate air-conditioning system, an advance stereo system with 6-CD changer along with 8 speakers, SD Card/USB and Aux-In interface. The interior accommodation at rear seats and the huge 510 litres of boot is certainly commendable. In addition the car gets 60:40 split seats for storing extra stuffs.

Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Engine & Transmission

In terms of performance, VW Jetta 2.0L TDI engine doesn’t feel like sacrificing performance in the name of fuel efficiency. The 4-cylinder common rail diesel engine produces 138bhp and 320Nm of peak torque which is also doing duty in host of other VW manufactured cars like Skoda Laura, Skoda Yeti, Audi A4 and VW Passat in varying tunes. The engine is available in choices of 6-speed manual or DSG automatic transmission with the same 6 forward ratios.
The petrol mill incorporates a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged stratified engine (TSI) which pours power of 120bhp and 200Nm of torque paired with proficient 6-speed manual transmission system.

Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Mileage

In mileage department, Volkswagen Jetta can bet on winning the fuel conscious mindset of Indian consumers. The car comes powered packed with 2.0L turbocharged powertrain which is able to deliver close to 16.18kmpl when driven under city conditions while it can return a good mileage of 19.39kmpl on major routes. An automatic variant with the diesel engine can carry out 13.18kmpl and 16.36kmpl in cities and highways respectively.
Talking aboutpetrol mill of VW Jetta, it is promising enough. And this may now attract many; as there is namesake difference left between petrol and diesel fuel prices. It returnsrespectable statistics when it comes to mileage. Jetta petrol variant delivers ARAI certified mileage of 11kmpl to 15kmpl respectively.

Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Braking and Safety

This car is certainly for those who want nothing more for it to be a relaxed vehicle on roads without being sloppy. The braking system is one of the important aspects in driving a vehicle and Jetta gets full marks in handling even slippery or unevenroads. It is very adept in braking that comes from powerful disc brakes and anti-lock braking system with brake assist to further ensure efficient braking. On the other hand the powerful suspension system helps the sedan to fly through bad roads with minimum jolts.
Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most admired cars when it comes to safety. It boasts of impressive safety features like dual front airbags, side airbags, advance hill hold control, three-point seat belts, anti-slip regulation with electronic differential lock, engine and transmission guard with few others to skillfully make impact on the buyers instantly.

Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Performance and Handling

The popular 2.0L 138bhp TDI motor is a familiar companion in the Volkswagen range of cars but yet it continues to delivers impressive performance and on par with VW Golf. The other 1.4L TSI petrol mill is also quite suitable for country roads and swarming traffic conditions. The real advantage can be taken on motorways where Jetta is a settled and serene cruiser. The fellow DSG six-speed gearbox allows aggressive downshifts and a generation ahead what other competitor offers.
Refinement and noise level is decent and the cabin remains silent enough to allow the passengers to have conversation with ease. Acceleration is average with 9.7 seconds to reach 100 kmph. In terms of overall performance, Volkswagen Jetta is a pleasant and unflappable car to drive.

What do we think about Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011?

One thing Volkswagen has successfully achieved in their range of cars is the single theme and tangible DNA. Jetta is straightforward in its ergonomics while practical and relaxing in driving. The powertrain is convenient with first class seating arrangements and progressive controls all throughout the cabin. The boot space and cabin room is excellent but generally other markets prefer hatchbacks at this price range and size.
The car is pleasing enough but less engaging, the characteristic you can find in any of its rival cars. But when you elaborate a saloon like this which is refined and frugal, VW Jetta seems to be a convincing case in this respect.

Volkswagen Jetta 2008-2011 Competitors

Volkswagen Jetta closest competitor in terms of performance, premiumness and market share is Toyota CorollaAltis, New Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra. Although Skoda Octavia and VW Jetta belongs to the same family but compete with each other in entry level executive range of saloons.
On the other hand when it comes to exterior, it certainly tries hard to match up with the likes of Hyundai Elantraand Toyota Corolla Altiswith itsslightly insipid styling.

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