Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Sitting in the cabin you could be in any Volkswagen model with all the familiar dials and buttons. Everything is finished with the usual efficiency from the manufacturer, although some small some fittings didn't feel as robust as say, a Golf. Getting in to a comfortable driving position is easy as even the entry level S models come with a good level of seat adjustment, while all models also get steering wheel adjustment to make things even easier.

The Jetta is well refined and a quiet place to be. Engine noise is only really intrusive on the 1.6 TDI at low speeds (the 2.0 TDI is incredibly quiet), while road noise and wind noise are minimal.

This is where the Jetta has seen the biggest improvement, particularly for rear passengers. Rear legroom is seven centimetres longer than the previous model which makes sitting in the back even more comfortable and will fit a couple of six foot plus adults with ease. The middle rear seat is best reserved for children and teenagers as the centre console makes things awkward.

Front passenger and driver will also find things comfortable with well supported seats that should make long journeys pass without too much trauma although the stiff ride might irritate after a while.