The 2001 Volkswagen Jetta received a thorough revamp for 2000. Stylish and sculpted, it carries on with its more angular four-door design, especially apparent around the neatly cut rectangular headlight cluster. This makes it the virtual stand-out among its VW counterparts like the Passat, Golf, and Cabriolet.
The 2001 Volkswagen Jetta introduces a wagon that providing 52 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, adding to the vehicle's functionality and versatility. All models get a trunk release button and redesigned cup holders, and the Wolfsburg edition returns with its share of standard features: 16-inch BBS wheels, sport seats, and sport suspension. Optional 17-inch alloy wheels and steering-wheel controls for stereo and cruise control functions are available for the GLS and GLX.
The 2001 Volkswagen Jetta takes the leap forward in terms of interior quality. Top-notch materials are used, dashboard controls/functions are easily reached and attractively backlit by a soft blue illumination with brilliant red edging to maximize night vision. Plenty of on-board amenities can be mixed and matched to suit the buyer’s needs across all trims. For example, a Monsoon sound system is standard on the GLX, which features a 200-watt amplifier and custom equalization that direct low, mid, and high frequencies to the appropriate speakers. Cargo capacity is listed at 13 cubic feet with a deep trunk space and split rear seatbacks that fold down for additional space.
The 2001 Volkswagen Jetta offer several engine choices: a 1.8-liter, turbocharged, direct injection diesel delivers 150 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque in the GL and GLS sedans; a 1.9-liter, four-cylinder diesel are good for 90 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque in the GL TDI and GLS TDI; the GL and GLS come with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 115 hp and makes 122 lb-ft of torque at 2600 rpm for an adequate acceleration rate; and a sturdy V-6 that's an option on the GLS and standard on top-of-the-line GLX generates 174 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. Structurally rigid, it's always fun to drive: crisp, solid, and confident on the road.