The Volkswagen Jetta is the compact performance sedan that’s been a favorite for nearly 40 years. The stylish exterior, smart features, and sporty turbocharged engine are all elements of what has made the Jetta a favorite in the United States. The 2017 Jetta is offered in five distinct trims, each with its own special capabilities. Learn more about this fun and exciting ride — and what makes each trim special.

Five Different Trims, One Great Jetta


The S may be the Jetta’s entry-level trim, but it’s anything but basic. Powered by a turbocharged 1.4L that gets an EPA-estimated 40 MPG on the highway, the S trim comes standard with 16” steel wheels, a sound system featuring a composition color touchscreen, and a rearview camera system. Two tone cloth seating surfaces add to its appeal.


The SE trim takes the already impressive features of the S and adds even more premium touches. The SE allows for keyless entry and push-button start and adds the VW Car-Net® App-Connect. This connects with your smartphone and allows for the integration of music, mapping, and other apps right on your dashboard. Heated front seats and a blind spot monitor keep you safe and warm on every ride.


Upgrading to the SEL trim gains a 170-hp 1.8T 4-cylinder TSI® engine mated to 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. This trims offers exciting features like:

  • A sunroof
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • 6-way power seat


The stylish Sport trim adds a sport-tuned suspension that offers precise handling that will make you feel like you’re driving the autobahn. But the Jetta Sport trim offers more than just athletic performance, the design features an upgrade as well:

  • A rear spoiler
  • 17” Joda Black alloy wheels
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • 2-tone V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces


The pinnacle of Jetta style and performance is the GLI trim. This trim is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L TSI® engine that gets up 210 horsepower when you use premium fuel. The leather-wrapped sport style steering wheel is flat-bottomed for a racing feel. Your favorite music will sound great with the Fender® Premium Audio System that includes eight speakers plus a subwoofer.

No matter which trim you choose, you will be happy owning a Jetta. Visit Volkswagen of Asheville today, compare the trims, and take your favorite for a test drive.