Handles like a BMW, almost. Corners fairly flat and inspires illegal driving.
200HP and 207lb-ft of torque paired w/ a 6speed DSG. Its the powertrain used in a few Audis, the GLI and GTI. Compared to the engines and transmission choices of the closest competitors (corolla,civic,mazda3,focus,cobalt,etc.) this is by far the best.
The material used in the Jetta are comparable to Lexus. Definitely the best material quality in its class. Workmanship is also impressive, the thud of the door, the alignment of the panels. Built to last.