2015 VW Jetta TDI Starts At $21,640

Volkswagen revealed its 2015 Jetta powered by the brand’s new TDI Clean Diesel starts at $21,640.

The updated car features the turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed exterior, and what the company describes as being a host of newly-available driver assistance systems.

These driver assistance systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning System, and Park Distance Control, per VW.

As we reported in March, for 2015, the new EA288turbocharged, common-rail, direct-injection four-cylinder engine makes 150 horsepower—an increase of 10 horsepower over the current engine—and 236 pound-feet of torque – the same as the outgoing 2.0 TDI.

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The diesel engine is one of four powertrains available for the 2015 Jetta. Expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships in the third quarter of 2014, the new Jetta lineup will offer gasoline, hybrid and Clean Diesel powertrains as follow:

  • 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, as well as 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter versions of the turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine
  • 1.4-liter turbocharged hybrid unit
  • All-new 2.0-liter turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, returning an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 46 mpg with the manual transmission

The 2015 Jetta is offered in four trim levels: Base, S, SE, and SEL. The 2.0L base trim starts at $16,215 (plus $820 destination and handling) and is available as a factory order only; the TDI engine is available starting with the S trim level.

For its $21,640 price, the 2015 Jetta S TDI features the following equipment:

  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • One-touch auto up/down power windows
  • Power locks with keyless entry
  • Aux-in for the radio/CD player
  • Power heated exterior mirrors
  • Driver and front passenger front and side thorax airbags and Side Curtain Protection airbags front and rear
  • Suite of advanced electronic safety features, including Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

VW has not yet revealed the full fuel consumption ratings of the Jetta powered by the new diesel engine.