For 2011 Volkswagen has reinvented the Jetta, for better or worse. For 2011 the Jetta is bigger, wider, longer but also cheaper. How did VW do this? Well the suspension components are cheaper and an older design than the previous generation. The quality of materials inside the car is also cheaper than that of the previous generation. It’s hard to see how this is a winning combination but Volkswagen has already seen lots of success with in sales with the new Jetta.
So how did it drive? It was fine. It drove about as well as a Kia Optima or a Chevrolet Malibu, it just didn’t feel special. The looks are okay, but not as outgoing as the Kia and the interior is okay, but not as nice as new Ford or even Hyundai cars that compete with the Jetta. So it’s an okay car, but doesn’t seem as special as its growing competition.
Thanks to our friends at Non-Stock Photography for the photos.
Car was driven and reviewed by Adam Moore at the Texas Auto Roundup in conjunction with the .