What Makes the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta Stand Out?
The Volkswagen Jetta received a major refresh last year, which is why changes are minimal for the 2023 model year. This means that the 2023 Jetta will remain one of the most modern and attractive offerings in the compact sedan category.
A modern design
The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta benefits from an appearance that makes it look very modern and refined due to elements such as the standard LED headlamps, the large grille, and the new bumpers that were added in last year’s restyle. Inside, the Jetta is also very modern due to its large digital instrument cluster which is standard on every version as well as its infotainment system whose screen is blended into the dashboard design.
More features than its competitors
The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is affordable, but that doesn’t mean it is bare-bones. Indeed, even the entry-level version of the Jetta benefits from standard features that are not typical in this segment, such as the heated front seats and steering wheel, the digital instrument cluster or the electronic parking brake. Choosing one of the other two trim levels adds more luxury for a cost that remains reasonable, such as the leather upholstery, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, a 10.25-inch version of the Digital cockpit, a larger 8.0-inch infotainment screen, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, the smart key access and start system, and the car-net connected services.
A standard turbocharged engine
The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta comes standard with a powerful turbocharged engine, which is rare in this category. The modern 1.5L engine found under the hood generates 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, which is more than the standard engine in most of its competitors, while also being more fuel efficient, with a consumption rating of only 5.5 L/100 km on the highway, which is the lowest of the non-hybrid compact sedans on the market. For drivers who want even more power, the Jetta GLI can deliver 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.