2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE vs SEL

If you’ve been shopping around for a new car, you’ve probably found that there are many decisions to make, and most of those decisions are not easy. That’s why we’re here to help. If you’ve decided that the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is the right compact sedan for your driving needs, then you’ll have to decide which trim level to choose.

That’s why we’ve compared the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE vs SEL right here. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the key features you’ll find on each one. So, check out some of the differences and if you have questions about a certain feature or certain specs, contact us at Karen Radley Volkswagen.

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Jetta SE VS Jetta SEL
150 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs 170 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque
Sunroof, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, V-Tex leatherette seats, heated front seats, keyless access Amenities Dual-zone climate control, Discover Media touchscreen with navigation
Blind Spot Monitor, Rearview Camera, LED Daytime Running Lights Safety Features Autonomous Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control
From $20,895 MSRP From $24,995

Differences Between the 2017 VW Jetta SE and SEL Trim Levels

As you can see from the chart, one of the biggest differences between these two trim levels comes from the engine. Though each engine produces the same amount of torque, the SEL’s power plant puts out 20 more horsepower, making it the right choice for any driver seeking a more powerful driving experience.

Although the SE trim has a lower MSRP, it comes surprisingly well-equipped with premium-level features like a sunroof, heated front seats, Blind Spot Monitor and V-Tex leatherette seats. Therefore, it’s up to you to decide if the SEL trim’s innovative Autonomous Emergency Braking system, Adaptive Cruise Control and navigation are worth the slight bump in price. Generally, we think it is.

But, let us know what you think about this comparison between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE vs SEL and we can help you get the right model for your driving preferences. We look forward to meeting you here at Karen Radley Volkswagen.

2017 vw jetta se interior
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