New and Used Volkswagen Jetta (VW): Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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Volkswagen Jetta

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The Jetta is a compact four-door in the Volkswagen range that many of its components with the Golf. Because of the only American interest in hatchbacks, the remains the more popular between both of them.

our full review of the 2013 Jetta f or car prices with specifications, and fuel economy

The Jetta range also a compact wagon, itself a rarity these days, deemed the SportWagen–but it’s a player compared to the sedan. to the Jetta include the titans of the class–the Honda Civic and Corolla, plus the surging Elantra–along with surprisingly new entries from U.S. the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford

On the sportier end of the scale are the Mazda 3, perhaps the compact that’s fun to drive, and the Subaru Impreza, its standard full-time all-wheel

For 20 years now, the Volkswagen has offered a classic sedan and sporty German road and driving feel. These about the oldest models on lots will be the third-generation that were launched in Smaller than today’s sedan, they performed and were a step up in refinement earlier generations.

The base (still in use today) was a 115-hp, four, but engines ranged all the way up to a 2.8-liter narrow-angle V-6 in the special VR6 which provided 0-60-mph of less than 7 seconds and sport-sedan credentials.

The fourth-generation 1999 Jetta underpinnings with both the and the newly-launched New Beetle. A new 1.8T the 1.8-liter turbo four–originally at 150 hp, later upgraded to 180 hp–is fun to drive than the base four and gets better gas mileage to boot. The VR6 engine on the books, now at 200 hp, but the 1.8T was a better cheaper, less complex, and popular.

The 1999 car and its descendants the first ones that cemented the Jetta’s reputation for interior materials that any other compact car. models of the fourth-generation Jetta from reliability problems, so do your research carefully.

In the fifth generation of Jetta debuted, larger but stylistically conservative. Again the interior was for its quality and materials, but now the back could hold U.S.-sized for the first time. The base for this larger Jetta became the 150-hp, 2.5-liter which delivered more weighed more–but did little for performance or fuel economy.

It’s best matched to the automatic, and delivers relaxed on the highway. This generation of offered significant improvement in and ride quality as well.

wagons were offered in the generation–from 2001 through then re-introduced for 2009 These days, fully the Jetta SportWagens are fitted the TDI turbodiesel that delivers a EPA fuel-efficiency rating above 30 say owners, real-world mileage considerably higher yet.

The TDI is available on the Jetta sedan, as one of engine options. Through the TDI was a 1.9-liter unit, and then it on hiatus until 2009, a new, 140-hp 2.0-liter TDI returned to the lineup in both and wagons. Its transmissions include a manual and VW’s superb direct-shift (DSG) automated transmission.

For 2011, Volkswagen replaced the sedan it had sold since with a new sixth-generation design–but over the SportWagen on sale 2009, which continues to be in Germany. The new Jetta sedan was for U.S. customers who demanded rear-seat space, and the underpowered 2.0-liter four made a So did the torsion-beam rear axle the 1980s and 1990s, letting VW a significantly cheaper base on the simplest Jetta model–a car very, very few buyers ever take home.

The generation of Jetta has drawn for its hard-plastic interior and the painfully performance delivered by the base though the GLI model that to the fold in 2012 solves of those problems with its 200-hp turbo four and a dash cap (for considerably money). The dash cap, by the is also being added to the SEL model and the TDI this year.

For 2013, VW added a new model, the Hybrid, which brings a engine (a 1.4-liter four), a transmission, and a new high-end model the range. Its buyer research that TDI diesel buyers and shoppers were entirely sets of people, who proved resistant to the idea of cross-shopping the car. The new Jetta Hybrid bring in new buyers to the model, VW and may ultimately provide about 5 of total Jetta sales.

means that the Jetta now in base S, mid-level SE, and high-end SEL plus specialty TDI diesel, GLI and Hybrid models. There’s the SportWagen, which occupies its own The new Jetta Hybrid sedan is to return an EPA combined gas-mileage around 45 mpg, just 10 shy of the Toyota Prius–and it’s more fun to drive.

The sporty GLI model is fitted with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine puts out 200 hp, along with the DSG a sportier suspension and upgrades to the wheels, and interior trim. No has been offered with drive, however; it’s a front-drive compact sedan.

Used Volkswagen Jetta

Up until the 2011 model the Volkswagen Jetta was always a sedan version of the Golf, and the two body panels, interiors, and of their underpinnings. That with the introduction of the latest Jetta, which rides on a wheelbase, has a simpler torsion-beam suspension (in all but GLI versions), and no longer panels with the Golf Confusingly, current Jetta are more closely based on the than on the Jetta, with the better Euro-spec cabin

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