Offering German engineering, a reasonable base price, and efficient handling, the five-passenger 2010 Volkswagen Jetta S compact sedan also comes equipped with more than its fair share ...
Offering German engineering, a reasonable base price, and efficient handling, the five-passenger 2010 Volkswagen Jetta S compact sedan also comes equipped with more than its fair share of standard appearance, comfort, and convenience features. Beginning with a generous 16 cubic feet of luggage capacity, 16-inch steel wheels, and velour upholstery, the list of standard amenities continues with power-adjustable, heated front seats, split-folding rear seatbacks, power windows, door locks, and heated outside mirrors, cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, air conditioning, and a single-CD player with eight speakers. Options for the Jetta S include a power sunroof and a number of appearance upgrade packages, including 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels. Safety-wise, the Jetta S offers solid test numbers, as well as four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, remote anti-theft alarm, daytime running lights, turn-signal-integrated exterior mirrors, and a post-collision safety system. Additionally, rear side-impact airbags are available for not only the S trim, but across the lineup.
With its standard 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine, the 2010 Jetta S generates 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. This power is managed by a standard five-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed auto-manual transmission also available. Mileage with the five-speed is estimated at 23/30 mpg, 22/30 with the auto-manual.