2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

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Car Review: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Test Drive

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL – Test Drive
by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®

2011 VW Jetta car review by Lauren Fix

Volkswagen has come on the scene really strong this year and there are more great vehicles coming to your local showroom soon. The all-new Jetta has sophisticated style, it’s almost 3 inches bigger than the previous model and yet it’s lighter weight and gets better fuel economy. The reflex silver metallic Jetta I drove had a nice stance, was very elegant and was a great improvement over the previous model. I was surprised at how much legroom and trunk space the new Jetta offered in addition to the 2.5 L 170 hp. five-cylinder engine.

2011 VW Jetta SEL engine

This front wheel drive vehicle had the “go” as well as the looks. Four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, stability control and other safety features stop these 17-inch alloy wheels, available on the SEL, in a reasonably short distance.

2011 VW Jetta SEL

When it comes to safety, Volkswagen always steps up their game, besides the standard six front and rear airbags, standard side air bag and curtain protection, height adjustable seat belts, and intelligent crash response system; the ability to feel in control of his vehicle gives the driver confidence.

2011 VW Jetta SEL steering

The Jetta offers standard, power heated mirrors with available integrated turn signal indicators; standard one touch auto off and down on all four windows; a very easy to use touch screen navigation system; keyless push button start; iPod connectivity; Bluetooth; Sirius satellite radio multifunction trip computer; heated front seats with lumbar support leather wrapped multifunctional, height adjustable telescoping steering wheel and an antitheft device. There isn’t much more you could want in a car that is priced at $23,000.

2011 VW Jetta SEL dash

Although I prefer the Jetta in a TDI, this car was a lot of fun to drive especially with all the extras that were standard on the SEL. If you’re considering a car in this category don’t drive by your local VW dealer, stop in and take one for a test drive. Volkswagen plans to be the world’s largest auto manufacturer, and they are well on their way to make that goal a reality. Visit www.vw.com.

2011 VW Jetta SEL interior