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2016 Volkswagen Jetta is simple, understated (pictures)

The Jetta has long been Volkswagen's top-seller. After a refresh last year, the 2016 model comes in with a new turbocharged engine and a touchscreen infotainment system.

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Emme Hall
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The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta SE is available with a 1.4-, 1.8-, or 2.0-liter turbo engine or as a hybrid.

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While there is not an overabundance of features by any means, the Jetta does offer push-button start as standard, as well as a backup camera and cruise control.

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The 1.4-liter gasoline-burning engine is good for 150 horsepower and 184 pound/feet of torque.

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The side mirrors are heated and foldable, for those times when you have to park on a narrow street.

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The SE trim line comes with 16-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires.

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Halogen headlamps with daytime running lights are both standard.

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The Jetta does an excellent job of utilizing interior space, with one of the largest back seats in the segment and a very roomy trunk.

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At 15.7 cubic feet of space, the Jetta's trunk can easily haul your gear as you zip around town.

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Sirius satellite radio with a limited subscription is standard. The Jetta also has a CD player and iPod connectivity so you'll never be without your tunes.

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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link are all standard on the Jetta.

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Front seats are heated, which is a nice touch at this price, but you'll have to adjust them manually.

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A multifunctional steering wheel gives you easy control to your stereo, phone and cruise control.

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A simple layout in the gauge cluster makes for easy to read performance information.

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While a 5-inch color touchscreen is standard, our test model came with the larger 6.3-inch screen.

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A six-speed automatic transmission is available at no extra charge, although a five-speed manual is standard.

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