2010 Volkswagen Jetta – Top Speed

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta

0-60 time: 8.2 sec. Top Speed: 130 mph

For the 2010 model year, the Volkswagen Jetta is being offered in two distinct body styles including the traditional four door sedan and an even more practical sport wagon. The 2010 Jetta#8217;s front end gets a narrow double bar grill framed by the traditional metal surround with a pair of halogen headlamps on either side while the sport wagon comes standard with integrated roof racks; however all models come standard with amenities like air conditioning, cruise control, eight speaker AM/FM/CD stereo system with MP3 CD player and auxiliary input as well as an updated instrument cluster and a new three spoke steering wheel. Meanwhile both the SE and TDI versions come complete with chrome window trim.

For 2010 the Jetta will be offered with a choice of two engines. The first being the 2.0 Liter four cylinder clean diesel TDI rated 140 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque that gets as much as 42 MPG on the highway and is eligible for a $1,300 government tax credit as well as a 2.5 Liter gas burning five cylinder that delivers a total of 170 HP and 177 lb-ft of torque with the faster version able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 8.2 seconds and reach a 130 MPH top speed. The sedan starts at $17,605 and the station wagon goes for $19,265 while the more efficient diesel burning TDI powered versions start at $22,660 for the sedan and $24,310 for the estate.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Jetta and Jetta SportWagen have always appealed to drivers seeking German engineering in a versatile, stylish, and fun-to-drive package. With starting prices of $17,605 for the Jetta and $19,265 for the Jetta SportWagen, affordability remains another important trait of the 2010 Jetta lineup.

2.0L four-cylinder clean diesel TDI; 140 hp at 4,000 rpm and 236 lbs.-ft. of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm

The fuel-sipping 2010 Jetta TDI® model once again features the criticallyacclaimed 2.0-liter clean diesel TDI engine the same engine that powered a Jetta to a Guinness World Record for Lowest Fuel Consumption, and has placed clean diesel, the most efficient alternative fuel readily available in all 50 states, in the spotlight. In TDI trim, the Jetta sedan and SportWagen can achieve 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway (EPA estimates when equipped with DSG® automatic transmission).

Adding even more credibility, the Jetta TDI which starts at $22,660, achieved even greater fuel economy returns when tested in real world conditions by third-party certifier, AMCI: A staggering 38 mpg for city driving and 44 mpg for highway travel. The Jetta SportWagen TDI starts at $24,310.

Beyond cutting back on costs at the fuel pump, the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are also eligible for a $1,300 Federal Income Tax Credit through their qualification for the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle Federal Income Tax Credit.

Engine and Transmission

Those who choose to outfit the 2010 Jetta sedan or SportWagen with the 2.0L four-cylinder clean diesel TDI engine are rewarded with a thoroughlyadvanced workhorse that is dynamic enough for treks through the city, as well as long highway stints. The 2.0L employs an electronically-controlled turbocharger and common rail direct fuel injection to ensure smooth power delivery and a noticeable reduction in tailpipe emissions. Featuring 140 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and an impressive 236 lbs.-ft. of torque available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, the 2.0L is the most efficient option for drivers that also have a penchant for performance.

To connect the driver with the clean diesel TDI engine, either a standard six-speed manual transmission, or optional DSG six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® control, can be selected. Volkswagen ’s DSG dualclutch transmission not only helps deliver noteworthy fuel mileage, especially during highway use, but also places racing-inspired technology at drivers’ fingertips.

Advanced direct shifting technology guided by a special computer lets the DSG transmission automatically engage and disengage gears without the need for a clutch pedal. As one clutch is engaged for the next gear, the clutch from the previous gear is instantly released, making for quick, lag-free shifts that keep the engine in the sweet spot of its power band.

Drivers can choose to have fully-automated operation by placing the gear selector in the “D” or “S” position, or they can enjoy the control of manual shifting by selecting Tiptronic mode. Using Tiptronic, drivers can shift up and down through the gears by tapping the gearshift lever up and down.

Standard on both the Jetta sedan (S, SE, and SEL models) and Jetta SportWagen (S and SE models) is the economical, yet powerful, 2.5-liter fivecylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 177 lbs.-ft. of torque. The 2.5L comes stocked with an aluminum alloy cross flow head containing four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, maintenance-free hydraulic lifters, and Volkswagen’s Motronic® sequential multi-port fuel injection.

Power is transferred on to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, or an available six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and sport modes for driver-engaged shifting. The five-cylinder engine takes the Jetta from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8.5 seconds with the automatic transmission, and in only 8.2 seconds when mated to the manual transmission. Fuel efficiency ratings are an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city.


The 2010 Jetta SportWagen displays an all-new front end that provides even more substance to the model’s already sporty nature. A narrow double-bar grille sits just above the bumper, giving the SportWagen a wider appearance, and unifies the pair of angled halogen headlamps held in blacked-out housings. The lower portion of the front fascia has also been narrowed and widened for a sleeker look.

The SportWagen’s clean profile remains subtle with black window trim on the S model, and is accented by chrome window trim on both the SE and TDI versions. An integrated roof rack comes as standard on all models to increase the SportWagen’s versatile storage abilities. At the rear, the SportWagen is relatively unchanged from its predecessor with the only update coming in the form of slightly smoked taillight lenses.

For 2010, the Jetta sedan upholds all of the same fresh, German-inspired design cues of the previous model year. Both the Jetta sedan and SportWagen can be ordered with the racing-inspired Sport Styling Kit, which includes a combination of spoilers and body kits for a lower profile and better aerodynamics.


The inside of every 2010 Jetta sedan and SportWagen comes well equipped with a host of standard equipment, including: Air conditioning, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD stereo system with MP3 CD readability, eight speakers and an auxiliary input, an updated instrument cluster, more ergonomic HVAC controls, eight-way adjustable support front seats, a 60/40 split rear seat, a newly-designed three spoke steering wheel with tilt-and-telescope capabilities, and the option of either cloth or V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces. The SportWagen also adds a wealth of storage into the mix, with a robust 32.8 cubic feet of usable cargo room in normal seating conditions, and an impressive 66.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.

On the SE, SEL, and TDI sedan and SportWagen models, a collection of updates further enhance the German-inspired experience: A leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and parking brake handle, a ten-speaker AM/FM/CD premium stereo system with six-disc CD changer, MP3 CD readability, six months of introductory Sirius Satellite Radio service, Bluetooth™ connectivity for hands-free pairing with a mobile phone, and a power sunroof (available in a panoramic version with the SportWagen).

The SE, SEL and TDI Jetta sedan and SportWagen can also be upgraded with Volkswagen’s new navigation system that features a 6.5” high resolution touch-screen display, an integrated 30GB hard drive (10GB for navigation, 20GB for audio), WMA / MP3 audio CD playback, DVD playback, an SD memory card slot, an auxiliary input connection, an optional Media Device Interface (MDI) that works with most any USB flash drive and portable media player, and complimentary Sirius Traffic and Sirius Satellite Radio programming for three and six months respectively. The setup can be also outfitted with an optional iPod® cable for total playback support and control via the in-car system. Drivers of the SEL and TDI have primary system control at their fingertips with the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, which are augmented by visual and audible commands via the center console display, and the instrument cluster’s digital display.

Chassis and Suspension

All Jetta models are ready to take on the twisting turns and long straights of nearly any road, utilizing a four-wheel independent suspension arrangement with a MacPherson strut package and stabilizer bar up front, and a 4-link setup, complete with coil springs, telescopic shocks and a stabilizer bar, at the rear. The electro-mechanical power steering system includes variable assistance and active return to keep the driver confident, and the Jetta continually stable yet responsive, heading through every turn.

0-60 mph in 8,2 seconds; 130 mph; 30 mpg

Stopping duties on all Jetta models are handled by a power-assisted fourwheel disc brake system that comes with vented front rotors and solid units out back, and is aided with a standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Helping the Jetta remain one with the pavement are standard 16-inch steel or alloy wheels on S, SE and TDI models, standard 17-inch wheels with SEL models, and optional 17-inch wheels on the TDI models. All of the Jetta’s wheel choices come wrapped in all-season performance tires for year-round driving, and are carefully watched over by the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that comes standard on all 2010 Jetta models.

Active and Passive Safety

Volkswagen’s decision to include ESP standard on the Jetta, and all other 2010 Volkswagen models, comes ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) mandate that by the 2012 model year, all vehicles produced will need to include some form of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). According to NHTSA, having ESC in a vehicle results in 35 percent fewer singlevehicle crashes and 30 percent fewer single-vehicle fatalities in passenger cars.

Volkswagen’s ESP compares the driver’s intended course with the vehicle’s actual direction. If a discrepancy is detected, ESP automatically brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces engine power as needed to help maintain

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