Volkswagen sells two family-friendly sedans, each sized between traditional segments in order to provide an extra measure of value to consumers. The smaller and more popular model is the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, and though six years have elapsed since the Jetta’s last complete redesign, the car has enjoyed a steady program of improvement to ensure that it remains a compelling alternative to a range of compact and midsize family cars.
For the 2016 model year, the consistent honing of the Jetta’s talents continues with the installation of a new turbocharged engine in the base model, updated infotainment systems, and important new safety features. Volkswagen has also done away with its free maintenance program, which the automaker has been quietly phasing out since 2014. Also, as you might have heard, the Jetta TDI with the turbodiesel engine is taking an extended vacation while VW figures out how to make it comply with emissions regulations.
If you’re interested in learning more about the 2016 Jetta, what follows are the 10 most important things to know about this conservative but entirely satisfying automobile.