AutoPacific Names Volkswagen Jetta a 2017 Ideal Vehicle in its Compact Car Category

The automotive research and consulting firm didn't mince words when it came to lauding the People's Car as one among the top vehicles in the segment for meeting owners' needs and expectations. By the numbers, it's plain to see why.

AutoPacific surveyed more than 54,000 owners of new 2016 and 2017 vehicles, across all major manufacturers and in 15 key categories, from power and acceleration, ride and handling, and interior storage to safety features and technology. But the metrics measured something far more important than simply what VW aficionados liked. It took into consideration what changes fans of the German automaker might like to see. At the end of the day, with the fewest suggestions for improvement, Jetta wasn't found wanting.

Consider a prime example at the compact sedan line's mid-range, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE. A spirited ride's all but assured thanks to an energetic 1.4T 4-cylinder TSI® engine. As for the sedan's feel on the road, take your pick of a five-speed manual transmission for some hands-on piloting, or opt for a six-speed auto with Tiptronic® and Sport mode, and experience a true balance of smooth, efficient gear shifts and extra drive pep for the duration. Heated front V-Tex leatherette seating surely ought to keep the trip comfortable.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE is likewise a model of the storage space you need to get up and go with plenty of supplies in the mix. The car's rear seating folds at a 60/40 split for flexible trunk space expansion, and a pass-through makes quick access a breeze. Plus, you'll find standard safety features in abundance, from a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert to improve your situational awareness to a Rearview Camera System that simplifies reverse and parking maneuvering.

But the Jetta SE excursion's not without tech accouterments for the mobile lifestyle. Keyless access with push-button start puts you on the road in no time. In the driver's seat, you can avail yourself of all a well-equipped luxury sedan has to offer, including Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, which lets you sync your compatible smartphone to Jetta's 6.33-inch Composition Media touchscreen infotainment system. Streaming music, accessing mobile maps, making use of messaging, and more has never been easier. The system even features a proximity sensor that detects your hand's approach, as well as voice control for when you need both of yours at ten and two.

Want to see what both the AutoPacific experts and your fellow VW enthusiasts mean by "ideal"? Stop by and see us here at Fox Volkswagen of Rochester Hills, and we'll be happy to give you the Volkswagen Jetta grand tour. You can even take a ride in a Volkswagen Beetle or Golf, each of which earned respective second and third spots in the AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards. Our 773 S. Rochester Rd. VW showroom's right around the corner here in Rochester Hills, MI -- we look forward to your visit!

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