This week we tested in the Present Engine, a vehicle that, despite being a conventional tourist and satisfactory, it is rare on our roads Spanish: the Volkswagen Jetta. A sedan that, as we will see later, is located at a point intermediate between the top Golf and Passat from the German firm of Wolfsburg. The fashion of the SUV and the crossover is impacting significantly on the sales of this type of vehicle with bodywork of three volumes, as we have already stated this on multiple occasions.
however, there are still customers who todocaminos don’t call too much attention and still preferring this segment more traditional. Our test unit corresponds to the Volkswagen Jetta finished in Advance associated with the unique mechanical diesel available in that finish, that is to say, the 2.0 TDI BMT 110 CV and change 5-speed manual.
Outside too conservative
If we take a look at the exterior design of this Volkswagen Jetta, we see that their aesthetic lacks of personality. In the front almost all the design is done using forms horizontal, something very usual in Volkswagen. Both the headlights main as the calender, with three shelves in glossy black are very recognizable and almost identical to other vehicles of the brand. The finish BlueMotion gives a few airfoils in the lower area of the front which put a pinch of sportiness to the aesthetics.
going around and looking at the Volkswagen Jetta from the side, we appreciate your silhouette with three volumes marked, while smoothing out the junction between the area of the passenger compartment and the trunk, which improves its visual impression, and also their aerodynamics. In the lower area of the doors appears a line of tension, while on the roof we found an antenna type “shark fin”. Its five-spoke wheels are 16 inches, worn tires Michelin Energy Saver low rolling resistance measure 205/55 R16.
like in the front, behind it is also not too bold; returning to see a design with strong horizontal lines. Pilots lights are divided into two parts, being an area integrated in the trunk lid and the remaining part on the fins later. The only element that makes the back of a bit of character is the double exhaust exit. The Volkswagen Jetta is not a car that will make heads turn, but does not pretend to be one; his skills are other.
Great habitability and trunk
it is the aesthetic we are not convinced especially, but their body, with dimensions of 4.66 meters long, 1,78 meters wide and 1.48 metres high, in addition to their battle of 2,65 meters, give it a habitability is remarkable. The space for the seats front is more than enough for people of any size. The two seats are comfortable, even though its regulation not allows you to vary the lumbar support, something that we have missed. To be focused on the comfort they do not have great lateral support, but this is not a big problem.
If you are travelling in the rear seats also enjoy a good space, and when the central square is free. The habitability of the two lateral seats is quite generous for a car with these dimensions. Not to be that we measure more of a 1,90, we will not have problems in regards to height, leg room and comfort for the feet. The feeling is that of going quite loose. A fifth occupant can travel in specific cases, being the central square more small and uncomfortable, especially for the great tunnel of transmission that will force us to force our position. In that tunnel we found an outlet of 12 volts and outputs of aeration.
Another of the positive points of the Volkswagen Jetta is its boot. This offers us a load volume of 510 litres, one of the best in the segment, second only to the Skoda Octavia. Their forms are good and usable, but the boot lid has the disadvantage of providing a mouth load tight and little functional, so that load and unload it, especially if they are big lumps or heavy, can be uncomfortable. Curious that in order to fold down the rear seats we have to use a few shooters in the trunk and later push the seatbacks from the side of the door for it to fall.
Interior and technology outdated
In the interior, and focusing on what we offer, in addition to a good livability, we have found few materials that are pleasant to the touch on most surfaces and with good settings. However, it is also true that the design is somewhat old-fashioned with respect to the competition. This generation of the Jetta has for several years in the market, although it was updated in 2014, but be based on the Volkswagen Golf sixth generation is logical to be out of date in the time.
Apart from the design of the dashboard and some controls, we can appreciate the passage of time, for example, in the table of instruments. Accustomed to what we find now in cars of this type, we are surprised relatively see a monochrome screen between the two dials main; though, in the end, this is a mere detail of little importance.
Our test unit comes highly-charged extra, to tell you the truth, this Volkswagen Jetta brings out the fair. In the center console with the TFT touch screen 6.5” with apps, Apple CarPlay and browser, plus USB sockets and Aux in front of the shifter. Below the screen lies the control of the air conditioning, which in this case is a simple air conditioning. Its handling is not very intuitive and, in addition, the symbols that appear next to the roulette wheels are too small, so that we can distract if we want to adjust the departure areas of air, for example.
The only systems of driving assistance, which includes our unit tests are the cruise control (speed regulator) with a price of 215 euros, the Advance package multifunction that includes automatic lights with ignition of fog in the maneuvers slow, daylight although without LED illumination and rain sensor, among others, for 375 euros, and the browser “Discover Media”, whose price is 565 euro. The extras that we have missed are the parking sensors later and the automatic climate control.
2.0 TDI BMT 110 CV
In this era where we talk so commonly of the downsizing and the reduction of displacement, it is unlikely to prove a car with a specific power of 55CV/liter. The range of mechanical diesel of the Volkswagen Jetta finished in Advance is limited to this 2.0 TDI bmt version of 110 HP. Plus, you can only attach the manual change of five relations.
This four-cylinder diesel makes its peak power of 110 BHP between 3.200 and 4.000 rpm, while its 250 Nm of torque are available from 1.750 up to 3,000 rpm. As we have mentioned before, is associated necessarily to a manual change of five marches. Their services are discrete, accelerating 0 to 100 km/h in 11 seconds and a top speed of 197 km/h. The consumption approved you are kind, with a 4.2 l/100 km in mixed use, while it emits 107 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Enough of talk and let’s discover how this behaves Volkswagen Jetta. Turn the ignition key and the 2.0 TDI comes to life. At this point we realize that in cold and at idle the sound is well isolated, and the vibrations, although existing, are practically nil. Once we started marching, the sound of the diesel engine itself penetrates into the passenger compartment during acceleration phases, although, according to the liquid coolant is about 90 degrees seems to be disappearing.
the engine oil may be a good option if you usually are traveling alone or with little load and fast roads. On highways there are no problems to maintain a cruise speed high but neither can we expect big recoveries and accelerations dazzling. One of its advantages is that it is very full at pretty much the whole range of revolutions, offering almost immediate response from 1,600 rpm. In spite of this, does not offer a great power, so that at the time of advancing through secondary roads with four people and the trunk loaded will have to be patient and lose some gear.
The most remarkable aspect of this set is its content consumption. At the end of our test, and after 2,000 miles, including a long journey by highway of 1,000 km between departure and return, the box of instruments recorded a average consumption of 4.8 liters per 100. On dual carriageways and bypasses to rhythms legal is simple around 4.5 liters, while in displacement, mostly to urban will be between 5,5 and 6 litres, helping the system Stop&Start. Some figures very to keep in mind if we perform a large number of miles per year.
does Not offer sportiness, but a lot of comfort
on the other hand, this Volkswagen Jetta BMT 110 cv has left us clear that it is a tourism focused totally on the comfort. Do not look for sporty performance, because you are not to find, neither by engine nor by sensations by increasing the rate in areas of curves; and it is that, among other things, this sedan weighs 1,400 pounds. In any case, it has shown a correct poise in the conventional roads and expressways, giving a pleasant feeling of security to legal speeds. Their suspensions are too soft, filtering very well the irregularities, but does not let the body to lean excessively to a curve at speeds slightly high.
We come to the end of our test, and we have that “judging” this four-door Volkswagen; and this decision is not exactly easy. Depending on your interests, and the type of vehicle that you seek, you can like more or less, always referring to vehicles of this segment. Its main negative points are that lack of personality aesthetics which we have already quoted, and the fact of taking as a basis a model (the Volkswagen Golf sixth generation) who has spent several years off the market, so that offers no revolution, or striking development. Dynamically it is not a fun car, there you will bring smiles to bring it.
The two main sections in which stands out this Volkswagen Jetta bmt 110 CV are the comfort, highlighting its livability, quality of ride and ease of driving, and fuel consumption, which we will help save you a few euros per month if we have a good number of kilometres in a day. In addition, we must not forget a generous boot capacity of 510 litres, although its mouth load is not especially good.
If you are looking for a vehicle not too big, but with amplitude in the inside and good boot, don’t care too much for the aesthetics or the new technologies, and also carrying a large number of annual miles by fast roads, is an option more than advisable. Yes, I would recommend that, in addition to adding at least the rear parking sensors, probaras and you cercioraras that your 110 HP not were to be short. On the contrary, if you like attractive designs and new technologies, in addition to a true sporting character, this Volkswagen Jetta will not satisfy your expectations.
Equipment Volkswagen Jetta
- multifunction steering Wheel, gear knob and brake handle hand in leather
- multi-function Display with a navigator on board
- Wizard starting on a hill
- Direction with variable assistance according to speed
- alloy Wheels in 16 inch with tyres 205/55
- Four power windows
- front fog lamps
- Mirrors heated exterior
- Wheels, 16-inch design “Atlanta” and finish bittern
- Climate control bizona
- Adjustment lumbar in front seats
- center Armrest rear
- Inserts decorative wood
- speed Regulator cruise control
Price of Volkswagen Jetta in Spain
|1.2 TSI 105 CV||Manual 6v||Advance||20.630 €|
|1.4 TSI 125 CV||Manual 6v||Advance||23.200 €|
|2.0 TDI 110 BHP||Manual 5v||Advance||23.110 €|
|1.4 TSI 150 CV||Auto-7v –||Sport||27.120 €|
|2.0 TDI 110 BHP||Manual 5v||Sport||25.130 €|
|2.0 TDI 110 BHP||Automatic 6v||Sport||26.110 €|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||Manual 6v||Sport||27.140 €|
|2.0 TDI 150 CV||Automatic 6v||Sport||29.000 €|
the Opinion of the editor
- Comfort gear
- Good habitability, and trunk
- exterior and interior Design outdated
- Mechanical low-power
- Few finishes and equipment
image Gallery Volkswagen Jetta