Volkswagen Jetta 103TDI Car Reviews NRMA Motoring & Services

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Volkswagen Jetta 103TDI Car

FIRST THOUGHTS: The Jetta solid construction, and a quality experience with plenty of for a family of four.

The Volkswagen has been finalist several at our annual Australia s Best judging week and is a two-time winner. And this iteration is the best yet. You get to choose a range of efficient engines, the best handling chassis in the and plenty of room for a family.

it s reassuring to know the Jetta a five-star ANCAP safety has six airbags and a whole host of safety systems. The model we re here is the 103 TDI Comfortline, the same car that, alongside its petrol-powered sibling, was voted ABC s Best Car.

Design

Has street in Comfortline spec

There are that have knocked the for its conservative styling, but look and long enough at the thing, and you to realize it s a perfect blend of and Passat (although it doesn t a single body panel either model). But, in our car s silver paint job, the actually looks quite (and more than one asked if it was a new Audi A4). the Jetta definitely has street

This look of quality has mirrored on the inside of the Jetta, on the whole, looks and feels a slightly more expensive car it is. All of the controls are neatly laid out and to use on the fly, and everything you touch, bar the scratchy plastic on the door, is of a quality.

Drive

Impressive body steering, brakes and grip

is where the Jetta shines, and is where we apologise for our first opinion of it. On our road loop, is a lot more demanding on a car than the one car was launched on late last the Jetta really impressed. And s not that surprising if you consider the architecture is the same as a Golf Jetta has a longer wheelbase).

So, means you get well-weighted and direct (and Kia/Hyundai; get your to take a drive in a Jetta, it ll you what s wrong with the in your medium-size cars), as as excellent body control and levels of grip. The ride is firm, but it s supple enough to bumps and ruts in the road rattling out your teeth. the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel producing 103kW at and 320Nm from 1750rpm, and is mated to a smooth (jerk-free) DSG.

And if you re confused by VW s use of six and seven-speed DSG it s six-speed boxes work in higher torque applications diesel engines.

Comfort

Well-insulated cabin compliant suspension

Clamber the back of the Jetta and you really the longer wheelbase (as compared a Golf), and backseat passengers get foot and knee room as as reasonable headroom (our video camerman sat in the back drama). But, the back will really only two passengers; the middle seat is off being used for children as the tunnel intrudes and obliterates room. The front seats are and comfortable (our test car was with cost optional heated seats; standard fit is seats), and because there s and rake on the steering wheel it s for drivers of all sizes to get comfortable the wheel.

Insulation is also good with no wind only minimal tyre on coarse bitumen, and some noise on harder hits.


Plenty of room in the front and seats, big boot

Despite the look of the Jetta there s a amount of room in the thing. seat passengers get 970mm of and there s now, thanks to the wheelbase, 67mm more seat legroom than the old Jetta. And headroom in the back is to its predecessor. There s a huge in the back with around 510 of storage space, and the load is reasonable, but so long is the boot that reaching right it can be a bit tricky.

Fold down the 60/40 seats (they don t fold flat), and you can do this via a release in the boot and the load space to 1858mm long. There are childseat-anchor points across, you probably wouldn t want to use the seat (it would just be too to reach across – and a child in the middle would eliminate rear vision).

Build

Some minor trim but a quality feel

On the whole the seems very well together with quality used and a seemingly high to detail in their fitment. Or at there is everywhere except on the linings, which feature scratchy plastics, and on our test car we some misaligned plastic the window up and down switches the door handle. That all of the controls feel solid and the tight, and no matter how hard the hit the suspension) there s no jiggle the body.

And, if you need proof of the Jetta s quality look no further than the it was given at our recent Australia s Car awards, it rated an 8/10 for and Finish.

Safety  Security

Five-star safety rating

The Jetta standard, across the range, six airbags and a five-star ANCAP rating. In terms of active equipment, the Jetta comes with Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) and Electronic Brake-pressure (EBD), Brake Assist, Assist, and Traction and Stability As far as security goes, the Jetta an engine immobiliser and an alarm with interior monitoring and sensor.

Ownership

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Not a great and repair score, but fuel is impressive

According to our Australia s Cars scoring the Jetta just 5/10 in terms of and repair costs, and its three-year is only industry average. The of Hyundai and Kia are offering five-year kilometre warranties. As far as fuel use Volkswagen claims 5.5L/100km for the Jetta.

And that figure was out in our testing which returned a figure of 5.7L/100km (the we saw was 6.7L/100km). The Jetta is equipped a 55-litre fuel tank, and so, you re at a theoretical range of nearly Despite its relatively disappointing and repair score, the Jetta hold its value reasonably

Price Equipment

Well for the money, and priced in the meat of the

Priced from $34,990 the Jetta 103 TDI Comfortline, which is the model (you can only get a engine in the mid-spec car), as standard, things like alloy wheels, dual-zone control (with dust and filter), Bluetooth and iPod It also gets steering controls, six-way adjustable seats, outside temperature freeze warning, and heated wing mirrors with green-tinted and insulated glass. puts the Jetta right in the of the medium car segment, and it line-balls the i40 Tourer Active, undercuts the diesel, and the Ford Mondeo turbo-diesel wagon, although the is undercut by the separated at birth Octavia 103 TDI.

Verdict

It s our s Best Cars Best Car winner…

The VW Jetta impresses its rock-solid, class-leading drive and quality appearance. The pricing is about right, the fuel is good and there s plenty of inside for a family of four. than that, it was also a mere six points behind its 118 TSI sibling (which won Australia s Cars Best Medium Car 900 Vs 906, respectively), and miles of the second-place getting Kia Optima on

The Rivals

Hyundai i40 Tourer: 100kW; 320Nm; 7.4L/100km

A different type of car in that it s a and not a sedan, but the pricing is right, the Hyundai offers a better and more interior space. On the it isn t as attractive, and nor is it as good to drive.

Skoda Octavia 103TDI: 103kW; 320Nm; 5.1L/100km

The needs a refresh but it still pretty sharp, and it runs the mechanical architecture as the Jetta. all of the same gear inside and its liftback is more practical. said, it didn t rate as at Australia s Best Cars.

Mondeo LX TDCi: $35,490; 340Nm; 5.9L/100km

Another so it s not a direct comparison, but it is roomy and good ride and handling a grunty engine. The interior the quality of the Jetta and it s not as quite or on the road.

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