American buyers love the Jetta. With sales up an impressive 54.5 percent at the end of 2011 compared with the prior year, consumers are seizing the opportunity to drive a German-engineered sedan with sophisticated style, at an accessible price.
And with the arrival of a 2012 line-up that includes the sportiest, most performance-focused Jetta yet—the fun-to-drive, turbocharged Jetta GLI—the appeal of Volkswagen’s stylish compact four-door shows no sign of easing.
For 2012, the Jetta range has been expanded to no fewer than 13 unique models, with a choice of three gasoline engines—2.0L, 2.5L and 2.0L TSI® turbo—plus the 42 highway mpg TDI® Clean Diesel.
What hasn’t changed is a pricing strategy that continues to make the Jetta accessible to more consumers. With a starting price of $16,645, the 2012 Jetta S offers exceptional value. And the value story continues all the way through the Jetta range, with the extremely well-equipped 2012 2.0T Jetta GLI starting at just $23,745.
Yet even the entry-level Jetta models come extremely well-equipped. The 2.0L Jetta S comes standard with air conditioning, one-touch auto up/down power windows, power locks with keyless entry, and power heated exterior mirrors, along with a host of safety features such as Electronic Stability Control, six airbags, ABS braking and Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System.