The level of features was always a step above the Golf standard passive restraint in 1988, standard power steering in 1990, 14-inch wheels available for most years, etc. In earlier build cars, the was deleted if the car was equipped with dual , and in the later models when airbags became standard equipment , the glove compartment was small and could barely hold the owner's manual and a folding paper map. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the fifth generation Jetta for both driver and passenger protection in a frontal impact, while the car received stars in a side impact crash test. Writers liked that the luggage space was generous, especially for a car of its size. The Chinese-spec Volkswagen Sagitar Long-Wheelbase was launched in January 19, 2019 both in Beijing and Shanghai; it is about 50mm longer than the U. Archived from on 5 February 2008.
The ride was taut but firm in the typical style of German cars, with large bumps being well absorbed by the suspension but smaller undulations coming through. Power Torque Notes without 1. Archived from on 8 June 2007. Archived from on 27 June 2007. Most were based on of the era.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Jetta available in the and the Middle East is powered by a 2. All trim levels lost the multi-link rear independent suspension for a less expensive torsion-beam rear suspension. Archived from on 16 December 2005. In crash tests, the fourth generation car received very good marks.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When the rear seats were folded, the car could hold 1473 litres 52 ft 3. Along with its , the fifth generation ranks among the top cars on the market in independent reviews of resale value. From model year 2016 onwards, American base model Jettas would receive a 1. The car was built using such advanced processes as highly mechanised presses, improved measuring techniques, and laser welding of the roof. Reviews differed on noise levels, some found the car fairly quiet, while others thought the engine contributed to higher noise levels. The interior was praised for the high level of fit, but is quite bland, sparsely equipped, and uninspiring.
Nevertheless, two new were offered, the 4-cylinder often referred to as the 1. Todd Buras won rounds 1 and 2 at the and round 10 at while won round 4 at. Aerodynamics improved considerably, with a of 0. Notable on this particular car was that it also had the original despite being located in an area subject to in the winter. The 1994 through 1996 models of the Jetta had some electrical issues causing the car not to start and shorting to occur in some of the electrical devices due to a non existent plastic V underneath the windshield, which was added in later models to divert rain water flowing to the electrical box. Antilock brakes and front airbags its available in manual and automatic transmissions as optional. The second concept vehicle was called the Bora Electric.
However, it was softened considerably in most models to give a comfortable ride, which was met with some criticism as it was still quite hard in comparison with rivals such as vehicles offered from French car makers. But some of the lasting units were still sold as 2015 models. Interior room was also increased 14%, which changed the class from sub-compact to compact. In Brazil, until 2015, the Jetta was sold with the 2. Archived from on 5 February 2008.
Although no longer sharing any body panels with the Golf and having a longer , this generation was partly based on the same platform. However, a six-speed , as well as an eight-speed conventional automatic transmission are both available. Archived from on 27 September 2007. Additionally, numerous storage areas also gave practicality to the sedan. The sixth generation Volkswagen Jetta was primarily designed by Volkswagen Mexico under the supervision of Volkswagen Germany and 70% of the parts are designed and manufactured in Mexico.
A new door design allows just the outer panel to be removed and replaced if damaged, rather than the entire door. However, due to declining sales in North America, the decision was postponed and abandoned in 1982. It is available in a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission. The two-door model was dropped, aerodynamics were improved, with the car now having a drag coefficient of 0. The brakes worked well for a car of the day, but some was evident.