2011 VW Jetta Will Start at $16,000
Bigger, and less expensive. Now that's some fancy engineering.
The new 2011 VW Jetta has been redesigned, both in price and platform, to make it cheaper and roomier - especially in the rear seat.
Starting at $16,000, it's less than the previous model... by $1,700.
The new price puts it in good company: Toyota's Corolla ($15,540 to start for 2010), Honda's Civic ($15,665 for 2010), and Chevrolet's all-new 2011 Cruze ($16,995 to start). Plus, the base Jetta offers features like AC, which you don't get till you move up to the competition's higher models.
And rumor has it an all-wheel drive option may be in the works.
Current engines (2.0-liter TSI and 2.0-liter TDI diesel) will continue in 2011, as are expected the power-packed 2.0-liter TSI turbo and 2.5-liter five-cylinder. A manual transmission will be standard and a six-speed automatic optional.
The Jetta also gets some stylish new aerodynamics, with better trunk proportions for a cleaner, more sophisticated look.
The 2011 Jetta goes on sale in October 2010.
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