Volkswagen Jetta Interior
The Jetta's interior is upscale and comfortable, offering plenty of room for a compact car. Edmunds notes, "In all Jetta's, cabin furnishings have a premium feel, and fit and finish is outstanding. The ride is smooth and quiet, and adults won't mind riding in the backseat."
Reviewers have plenty of positive things to say about the seating in the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. "Front-seat passengers enjoy 38.5 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom, while rear riders get 37.2 and 35.4, respectively," reports Automobile Magazine. MSN calls the front seats "very supportive" and "well-designed for a lot of travel time." notes, "Both the front bucket seats offer ample bolstering and, unlike the previous version, [this Jetta] provides plenty of front seat travel -- most drivers should find the chairs to be of sufficient width, though they're no Buick Barcaloungers."
The rear seats also got positive reviews. "Our tallest editors found the rear seat spacious, even with the driver's seat adjusted for someone of their stature. Getting in and out is a simple task, thanks to doors that open nearly 90 degrees and a suitable seat height," say the experts at Auto Mall USA adds, "The rear of the cabin is significantly more spacious than before, with seats nicely contoured and raked for comfort.".
The Jetta comes standard with power windows and power mirrors, optional sunroof, cruise control, manual climate control, outside temperature display, a four-way adjustable steering column and eight-way adjustable cloth seats. Although all models come with large amount of entertainment and comfort options, added features can quickly increase the price. Reviewers are generally pleased with the Jetta's dash and controls, especially the audio system and the signature VW blue and red nighttime illumination. The Detroit News says, "Complementing the look of the cockpit, VW has designed simple, sensible controls for climate and audio systems, and it has retained the signature round gauges that are bathed in a cool blue light at night."
The 2.5 looks nearly identical to the base model, adding chrome-accented trim and a rear armrest. The GLI features metallic interior trim, sport-oriented front seats and sport fabric seating.
Stereo and Entertainment
Many critics feel the Jetta's entertainment system is adequate. The sedan comes standard with an AM/FM stereo that includes an MP3-compatible CD player with an auxiliary input jack. The 2.0T model comes equipped with a six-disc CD changer. "To its credit, the Jetta has a decent sound system, and the six-disc changer will play MP3 CDs," reports CNET "but the information for the XM satellite-radio channels comes up slowly." calls the sound system "extremely simplistic," noting the "plain-as-day" buttons on the radio face.
By and large reviewers are pleased with the Jetta's cargo capacity. "Volkswagen engineers are obviously aware of the fact that drivers like to carry stuff...lots of stuff," Motor Week adds, "The huge 16-cubic foot trunk will swallow as much luggage as the trunks of many mid-size cars." The trunk comes carpeted, with a storage cubby wall and four tie hooks. Talking about the glove box, MSN notes that "you'll find it's lined with a soft, almost velvet-like material, and the owner's manual sits in its own, out-of-the-way slot." Reviewers also note the fold-down center armrest in the rear seat that acts as a trunk pass-through on the 2.5L model..
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