If you want the newer 1.8-liter turbo, which they launched last year to replace the 2.5L, it will cost you $18,995 with a five-speed manual transmission. And while the all-new TDI that promises to deliver an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 46 mpg will set you back $21,640 for the S trim (it's a base model).
The 1.8T is our recommended pick, since it packs 170 horsepower and more torque than all its competitors. For 2015, Volkswagen added a shutter for the radiator grille, which helps warm up the engine and reduce drag.
All 2015 Jetta S models now come with cruise control, one-touch power windows, keyless entry, powered mirrors and some new safety tech which includes driver and front passenger front and side thorax airbags and Side Curtain Protection.
The Jetta Hybrid continues to be offered with a 1.4-liter turbo hybrid system for the 2015 model year. However, we think the most interesting model is the limited-edition Jetta Sport. It's based on the 1.8T SE and adds a sport suspension, front sport seats, RNS 315 navigation with rearview camera and a rear spoiler. When paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the Sport starts at $20,895 and costs $21,995 with a six-speed automatic transmission. Still, you can get a Golf GTI for $3,000 more, so why bother with a semi-hot Jetta.