2016 VW Jetta
- New 150 hp, 1.4L TSI engine offers massively improved fuel economy compared with previous base 2.0-liter engine
- MIB II infotainment systems with USB across the lineup, VW Car-Net App-Connect (6.3-inch touchscreen) on all but base TSI and TDI (5-inch touchscreen)
- New available driver assistance systems: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
A new 1.4-liter turbocharged, direct-injection engine replaces the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine in the S model and the 1.8T in the SE. This engine makes 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, as well as improving manufacturer estimated highway fuel economy by more than 15 percent over the outgoing 2.0-liter engine. Fitment of this engine to the Jetta brings Volkswagen’s percentage of vehicles equipped with turbocharged, direct-injection engines up to about 97 percent, reinforcing the company’s leadership in this technology.
Some adjustments to equipment have been made for 2016. TSI and TDI S models add MIB II infotainment with a 5-inch touchscreen and USB, and speed-sensitive electric power steering is now standard. TSI SE, TSI and TDI SE w/ Connectivity and TSI Sport models receive MIB II infotainment with a 6.3-inch touchscreen, USB and VW Car-Net App-Connect, as well as a rearview camera (new for SE). The TSI SEL (replacing the 2015 SE w/ Connectivity and Navigation) receives automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers and a soft-touch dash. The TSI SEL Premium (replacing the 2015 SEL) and the TDI SEL Premium receive automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers.
The Tech Package (available on TSI S) includes MIB II infotainment with USB andVW Car-Net App-Connect via a 6.5-inch touchscreen; rearview camera; and an extendable and adjustable armrest.
All Jetta models get the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the Driver Assistance Package (available on TSI and TDI SEL and SEL Premium models) now includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) in addition to Blind Spot Monitor w/ Rear Traffic Alert.
The 2016 Jetta is also awarded the 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). (when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) system)