2017 Volkswagen Jetta S vs SE vs SEL

Unless you're looking to buy the performance-minded Jetta GLI, your trim level choices when buying a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta come down to three other trim options: S vs SE vs SEL. We realize that figuring out which trim level is best for your needs can be a challenge. You simply don't have time to look through brochures and spec sheets. That's why we're here to help by outlining the key features for each trim level below.

Before we do that, however, there are some similarities between the trim levels that we should mention. For one, both the Jetta S and Jetta SE models come equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine producing 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The SEL model increases horsepower to 170. On top of that, in the safety department, each model is equipped with Automatic Post-Collision Braking and an Intelligent Crash Response System.

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Differences Between the 2017 VW Jetta Trim Levels

Though the trim levels have some similarities, including an understated sporty design, when it comes to vehicle features you'll find many differences. Of course, we can't go into detail on every single feature available on every trim level. But what we can do, and what we have done below, is outline some of the popular features found on each trim level. Each trim level adds to the features found on the trim before it.

Jetta S 

From $17,895

Jetta SE 

From $20,895

Jetta SEL 

From $24,995

LED daytime running lights Blind Spot Monitor Autonomous Emergency Braking
Rearview camera Sunroof Adaptive Cruise Control
Two-tone cloth seats V-Tex leatherette seats 17-inch Lancaster wheels
Touchscreen display Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Touchscreen with navigation
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If you'd like to learn more about the S, SE and SEL trim levels on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, contact us at Douglas Volkswagen. We would be happy to teach you more about the features you'll find, and if you're interested, we can also help you get behind the wheel with a test drive. We look forward to helping you start your Volkswagen driving experience.