Could The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta With Its Mixed Reviews Be The Car For You?

By Jeff Womack

The new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta has been achieving mixed reviews and is ranked 27th out of 34 in Affordable Small cars. This particular rank is based on test drives of the Jetta as well as analysis of safety and reliability data from 32 published reviews. In order to avoid feeling just like you are driving an inexpensive car, you have to get a package upgrade, although the basic 2012 Jetta has lots of room for passengers and a very large trunk.

During 2011, the Volkswagen Jetta ended up being redesigned, but the automotive press gave it lukewarm comments for having a cheap interior, a boring exterior and only decent performance. The 2012 Jetta along with its base model lacks the power or interior quality that is expected of Volkswagen by the automotive press. People who tested the car by driving it, were definitely impressed by a more affordable base price, the large back seat, and spacious trunk. If you want a more elegant interior and an engine with more punch, the upgraded Jetta GLI is what you need. It includes the identical engine as the VW GTI, and thus pledges an exiting drive, but it does cost quite a lot more. Unless you are able to afford it, reviewers think you should be very pleased with the power available on the base model.

You could examine other cars, like the Hyundai Elantra, which will offer you more interior features but somewhat less power. For significantly less than a Jetta may cost, you are able to get a model with Bluetooth and a USB port. You get a roomy back seat and a large trunk, and you can up-grade to leather seats that are heated, something you can't do with the Jetta. In case you appreciate the greater driving excitement offered by smaller cars, the Volkswagen Golf is something you should consider. It comes in both four-door, and two-door hatch backs, with higher fuel economy ratings. You are going to get more user satisfaction by opting for an upgrade to the Golf's performance variant, the GTI, according to the reviewers.

There exist five diverse models in the 2012 Jetta, which are S, SE, SEL, GLI, in addition to the TDI. The GLI is the single 2012 version that features notable changes. The turbo diesel engine lets the TDI harvest the laurels for gasoline economy. The GLI plays to just what the average Jetta owner wants, and its performance is more aligned with expectations. Its flexible, sporty suspension and appearance is going to appeal to the masses. The Jetta delivers plenty of room for cargo and passengers, but falls way short of the standards expected of Volkswagen in handling balance and interior quality. The GLI counterbalances for these issues, but to get them, a healthy charge will need to be paid.

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is a car that has mixed reviews, but that doesn't mean that one of the models is not right for you. Spend some time test driving the models, and doing plenty of research before purchasing your new car.

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