Volkswagen Jetta Trim Levels


A reliable midsize sedan like the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a great way to get around North Town and Overland Park. It’s a dependable car that offers a fun drive whether you’re running errands or on your daily commute.

What does each trim of this trusted car have to offer? Let’s say you’re driving to Olathe or Mission, how would each trim be to drive? That’s why Volkswagen Lee’s Summit decided to help you out and put together this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta trim levels review.

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Volkswagen Jetta S

The base trim is the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta S. It runs on a 1.4L turbocharged engine and gets up to 150 horsepower and generates 184 lb-ft of torque.

The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual, but there is an option for an available 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode for manually shifting without a clutch.

On its exterior it features LED Daytime Running Lamps as well as LED license plate lighting. For help with visibility during the winter, it also has heated power side mirrors to melt away snow and frost.

Inside there’s cloth trim seats and 60/40-split folding rear seats for access to trunk and convenient storage.

Up front there’s lots of information and connectivity in the Volkswagen Jetta S. In front of the steering wheel you can find information on your car’s performance with a Multifunction Display with trip computer.

A second screen is located on your dashboard and controls all your entertainment and navigation. This 5-inch color touchscreen is Bluetooth® compatible, but you can also connect to it through the USB port.

The feed from your Rear View Camera System comes through here too, so you’ll be able to see what’s behind you when you’re backing up.

For safety, the Volkswagen Jetta S features front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger, plus Side Curtain Protection® airbags in both the front and back. It’s also built to stop safely with Anti-lock Brakes and Hydraulic Brake Assist.

Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition

The next trim is the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition. This trim adds some features to the VW Jetta S for a sporty and stylish drive.

It shows this off with its exterior look. There are sport bumpers and black-painted side mirror caps to give it a more pronounced appearance. It’ll be seen and help you see better with its standard Halogen front fog lights.

Inside it adds adjustable lumbar support to the driver’s seat and a center armrest with cupholders to the back seat. The trim on the Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg edition is unique V-Tex leatherette material.

Volkswagen Jetta SE

Even more standard features are added to the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta SE. There’s a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob.

For cold weather driving, there’s standard heated seats and heated windshield washer nozzles. For summer driving, there’s a power tilting/sliding sunroof.

The infotainment system gets an upgrade in this trim. The touchscreen is over a whole inch larger at 6.5 inches and comes with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and voice control.

There’s also more driver assistance technologies. Rear Traffic Alerts and a Blind Spot Monitor come standard.

Volkswagen Jetta SE Sport

There’s a new engine on the next trim. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta SE Sport has a 1.8L turbocharged engine that gets 170 horsepower. The 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode comes standard with this engine.

It bolsters this power with a sporty look that includes black-painted rear spoiler and larger 17-inch black alloy wheels.

Volkswagen Jetta SEL

Keeping the same engine and transmission as the VW Jetta SE Sport, we move to the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta SEL. This trim adds some personal comfort features like Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control and rain sensing windshield wipers

The sounds quality of your music and navigation gets an improvement with the Fender® Premium Audio System with 8 speakers plus subwoofer.

A couple of significant driver assistance and safety technologies are now standard, too. Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collison Warning will keep you a safe distance from cars or objects in your path.

Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The final trim is the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. This trim has the most power under the hood and most performance inspired design.

It has a 2.0L turbocharged engine that gets 210 horsepower and up to 207 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. This trim also features a Sport suspension and XDS® Cross Differential System to round out its higher performance.

This is all reflected in this trim’s appearance. It has 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, and Sport bumpers with a honeycomb mess grille and sport side skirts.

Inside you’ll have more control over the drive with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. You’ll also have an easier time parking with the Park Distance Control feature.

Test Drive The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Whether you’re exploring Overland Park and Mission or want to see what’s going on in North and Olathe, any of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta trim levels will get you there safely. This fun midsize SUV offers versatility in its driving, no matter what you’re looking for.

If this look at the Volkswagen Jetta trims has helped you decide which one is right for you, come in to Volkswagen Lee’s Summit and take a test drive. Contact us to learn more!