With the Volkswagen Jetta, fine German engineering is within your price range. This compact mid-sized sedan is built for the masses, but is not common by any means. Available with your choice of five powertrains, including a TDI Clean Diesel, 2.0L Turbo and a Hybrid, the Jetta and Jetta SportWagen provides outstanding value and engineering. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode. The Jetta also includes no-charge scheduled maintenance for 2-years/24,000-miles, whichever occurs first.
Interior refinements include leatherette seating surfaces; VW Car-Net connected car features, touchscreen navigation system and a Fender premium sound system. Combine that with power-heated side mirrors, keyless access with push-button start, rearview camera, Halogen reflector lens fog lights, Bluetooth with audio streaming, and best-in-class trunk space, and you've got an uncommonly great vehicle.