Electromechanical Power Steering system
The Electromechanical Power Steering system is one of the main reasons that Volkswagen cars have earned the reputation for responsive steering. And compared to the more conventional hydraulic system, electromechanical power steering helps reduce fuel consumption by only drawing energy from the engine during turning.¹ It essentially turns off while driving in a straight line. Sometimes the details make all the difference.
- ¹ 23 city/33 highway mpg (2014 Jetta SportWagen 2.5L, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.