2020 Volkswagen Jetta Engine & Performance

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 7:03 pm
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How do you make a small sedan a little more exciting? Volkswagen answered that question by putting a turbocharged engine inside it. The 2020 model year of the Volkswagen Jetta has a better engine and more tenacious performance than you might expect as the smallest sedan available from the German automaker.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Specifications

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta has an impressive engine for its class. It would be easy to assume this compact car is underpowered, but what’s under the hood betrays the minimalist, conservative design. Buried deep in the inner workings of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a 1.4L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Without the turbo, the Jetta would blend in too much with its competition. With the turbo, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta achieves a maximum horsepower of 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. While still not a performance vehicle by any means, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta has what it takes to be an energetic driving machine.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy

The natural drawback to a high-powered engine is usually poor fuel efficiency, but the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is so well-balanced between power and economy, that owners get plenty of both. The Jetta even has a convenient set of rounded numbers for its estimated fuel economy. City driving with a Jetta should net you up to 30 MPG, while long trips on the highway should reach 40 MPG. Combine these two numbers for a realistic average of 34 MPG, which is nothing to scoff at for a gasoline engine.


2020 Volkswagen Jetta Technology Overview


2020 Volkswagen Jetta in McMinnville, OR

Still not convinced? To get a feel for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, be sure to stop by McMinnville Volkswagen for a test drive. You can also contact us by chatting online, or by calling a representative on the phone. Schedule a test drive in your choice of Volkswagen vehicle at McMinnville Volkswagen in McMinnville, Oregon, today!

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