With its high-performance turbocharged engine choices, high fuel economy, spacious interior and trunk and advanced technology features, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta offers budget-minded car shoppers a wonderful choice for a compact car. Few nameplates have achieved the level of success of the Volkswagen Jetta. For decades, the Jetta has given consumers an upscale and comfortable ride at a very affordable price. And with many great new additions for the 2016 model-year, including the state-of-the-art MIB II infotainment system, the Jetta is better than ever. In this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Toyota Corolla comparison, we show how the new Jetta favorably stacks up against the compact car competition.
The 2016 Jetta offers the clear advantage for both performance and efficiency. It comes standard with turbocharged engines, so you've got plenty of power no matter what Jetta trim you choose. New for 2016 is the turbocharged and direct-injection base 1.4-liter TSI engine, which delivers an impressive 40 highway mpg, while delivering 150 horsepower/184 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the base 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine in the 2016 Corolla only manages 37 highway mpg and 132 horsepower/128 lb-ft of torque. For even more power, you can enjoy the incredible performance of the 1.8-liter TSI turbocharged engine or the 2.0-liter TSI in the Jetta GLI. And if being eco-friendly is your thing or you just simply desire incredible fuel economy, the 2016 Jetta also comes in a hybrid version, with an exceptional fuel-efficiency rating of 42 city/48 hwy mpg.
|2016 Volkswagen Jetta||VS||2016 Toyota Corolla|
|1.4-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder||Base Engine||1.8-liter, 4-cylinder|
|150/184||Horsepower/Torque (Base Engine)||132/128|
|28 city/40 hwy mpg||Fuel Economy (Base Engine)||28 city/37 hwy mpg|
|15.7 cu-ft||Cargo Volume||13.0 cu-ft|
You and your passengers can enjoy the comfortable and roomy interior of the 2016 Jetta. It boasts many luxurious amenities to give you supreme comfort for any of your journeys. This includes outstanding features like available dual-zone automatic climate control, interior ambient lighting and keyless access with push-button start, while a 60/40-split folding rear seat comes standard. Also, with 15.7 cu-ft of cargo space, you'll have plenty of room to pack up for your next trip. In comparison, the 2016 Corolla only offers 13.0 cu-ft of cargo space.
The new Jetta has the advantage on the technology front, especially with the new MIB II infotainment system. With this innovative system, Volkswagen is one of the first in the industry to support all three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The new MIB II infotainment system offers USB and VW-Car Net App-Connect, allowing owners with these systems to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the Jetta's head unit. In addition to the new infotainment system, the Jetta also possesses many other superb technology features, including standard touchscreen sound system with 5" color display, driver assistance features and touchscreen navigation system with 6.33" color display. If you’d like to learn more about the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta or wish to take this outstanding compact car for test drive, then be sure to get in touch with us at Capistrano Volkswagen.