Up until now, the Jetta has been falling behind some of its key competitors when it comes to feature availability.
The Chevrolet Cruze also has a high-economy model gas model as well as a diesel, clean and elegant looks, and a refined drivetrain, but like the Jetta it's no looker.
The Dodge Dart plays up more racy looks, tons of features, and big interior room over ultimate refinement.
The Ford Focus has a cramped back seat, but it's hugely entertaining to drive, and can be optioned with more infotainment functionality than even this refreshed Jetta.
The Hyundai Elantra is an award-winning compact with great value and space, with less a reputation for handling than for great fuel economy in all versions--it has the broadest body-style range, with coupe and five-door GT models.
The Kia Forte now has an appealing and capable lineup, but it's suffered a poor crash-test score from the IIHS.
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|2015 Volkswagen JettaBrowse Used Listings||2015 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2014 Chevrolet CruzeBrowse Used Listings||2014 Dodge DartBrowse Used Listings||2014 Hyundai ElantraBrowse Used Listings||2014 Kia ForteBrowse Used Listings|
|23 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars|
|4-Door Manual 2.0L Base||4-Door Sedan S||4-Door Sedan Manual LS||4-Door Sedan SE||4-Door Sedan Manual SE (Ulsan Plant)||4-Door Sedan Manual LX|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2015 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2015 Ford Focus||2015 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze||2015 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2014 Dodge Dart||2015 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2014 Hyundai Elantra||2015 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2014 Kia Forte|