In 2009, the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan introduces the diesel-fueled TDI engine and adds stability control, heated seats, heated washer nozzles and an optional navigation system upgraded to include a touch-screen interface and a 30GB hard drive. Seating five passengers, the base VW Jetta sedan trims are powered by a 2.5L five-cylinder engine producing 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, paired to a standard five-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic auto-manual capability is optional. EPA fuel economy for the base trims is 21 mpg city/29 mpg hwy and 24 mpg in combined driving. The Wolfsburg Edition is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that generates 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed manual, while the dual-clutch DSG transmission is optional. The manual yields 20/29/24 mpg, while the DSG improves fuel economy slightly. The TDI features a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine that revs up140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque with either the six-speed manual or DSG transmission. Volkswagen Jetta TDI fuel economy with a manual is estimated to be 30/41/34 mpg. Safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, and a full array of airbags.Read more Read less
For 2009, Volkswagen introduces a new Jetta model in the SportWagen and a new engine in the diesel TDI, which will be offered in both sedans and SportWagens. The attractive SportWagen features plenty of room for people and their stuff, while the TDI is a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel putting out 140 hp and 236 ft-lb of torque. TDI Jettas will be the first cars to meet the world's strictest emissions standards, California's Tier II, Bin 5. The TDI should be good for about 41 mpg on the highway. Volkswagen's electronic stabilization program (ESP) is now standard across the Jetta line.
Low entry price; excellent safety performance; styling and performance (GLI); cargo space in the SportWagen, TDI's impressive fuel efficiency.
The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta comes well-equipped and value-priced for those who want a small but roomy sedan or wagon, while the GLI model is a sophisticated sport sedan that also has strong value-for-money appeal. The Jetta and GLI line is also a safety standout, as one of only a few compact sedans and wagons at any price to offer available side-thorax air bags for rear-seat occupants. With the addition of the new SportWagen body style, the Jetta becomes an efficient alternative to sport-utility vehicles. The TDI diesel offers the efficiency of a hybrid with the torque people expect from a small diesel.