Volkswagen Jetta

Price $15,875 – $28,055
Fuel consumption 4.6 – 9.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
With the City having disappeared, the new Jetta has become Volkswagen’s entry-level car. The proof is that the high-end Highline sells for the same price as the Jetta GLS did 10 years ago. The three engine possibilities include a 115-hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder, a 170-hp 2.5-litre five-cylinder, and a clean turbodiesel engine. The Jetta offers better value for the money than ever and it is one of the most spacious compact sedans on the market.

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Test Drives2019 Volkswagen Jetta: For the Drive
For car shoppers on a budget who want some driving excitement, the choices are getting more and more limited as time goes by. Good thing there are still a couple of manufacturers that cater to their needs. While the Volkswagen Golf is a prime example of what a fun-to-drive car …
First Drives2019 Volkswagen Jetta: Lucky Seven
RALEIGH, North Carolina – The Jetta is an important car for Volkswagen, especially in Canada where it was their bread-and-butter model for a long time. Since it first launched in 1978, more than 600,000 units have been sold in our market. Of course, the brand’s SUVs are now the hot …
Spotlight on2019 Volkswagen Jetta: We’re Driving it This Week
Over the years, a lot has been said and written about the current Jetta. Introduced for the 2011 model year, the sixth-generation Jetta let loose on the North-American market was equipped with a torsion beam rear suspension, drum rear brakes, a low-tech 115-horsepower engine and a hard plastic dashboard, among …
First Drives2019 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive
MARICOPA, Arizona – All you need to do is look at the numbers to understand how important the Jetta sedan is to the Volkswagen brand. More than 16 million have been sold worldwide since its inception in 1980. This year, more than 108,000 units have been sold in the United …


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TorontoThe 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Appears at the Toronto Auto Show
The performance-infused variant of the Jetta compact sedan made its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show last week, and this week, it’s on display in Toronto. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is totally redesigned, and borrows the Golf GTI’s powertrain, which consists of a turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that …
Detroit2019 Volkswagen Jetta: Here's What we Know so Far
This year’s Detroit Auto Show is filled with exciting new cars and trucks, among which is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Remember, the Jetta hasn’t seen a complete overhaul since 2011. And this time, Volkswagen seems to have learned from its lessons. The Four-door Golf is Back! When Volkswagen’s compact sedan …
NewsVolkswagen unveils 2016 enthusiast show fleet
Volkswagen of America has unveiled its 2016 enthusiast show fleet that features five models from the brand's lineup. Golf 1.8T Inspired by the famous Bali Green paint colour from the Mk 1 Volkswagen Rabbit, the 2016 Golf 1.8T show car brings this classic look to the modern day. Yellow headlight …
NewsTop Safety Pick+ Ratings For The 2016 Volkswagen Golf And Jetta
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, has given their highest recognition to the German brand’s compact models, now that they’re available with optional forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking systems. To get that “plus” rating, a car must receive good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, …
NewsVolkswagen Modernizes The 2016 GLI
Volkswagen has been building the iconic GTI for a while now, and the small hatchback has earned itself a reputation as a versatile vehicle, offering practicality and driving pleasure like very few others. In its shadow sits the Jetta GLI. While this sedan doesn’t have the same aura as its …
NewsVolkswagen refreshes Jetta GLI for 2016 model year
Looking for hot hatch performance with sedan styling? Volkswagen has your back, with the redesigned 2016 Jetta GLI, a car that gets a sportier look to match its GTI-derived performance chops. The new GLI, which Volkswagen calls "the sedan equivalent of the Golf GTI," a car that won Motoring TV …


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2019 Volkswagen Jetta - Motoring TV
We keep hearing cars are history, but the Jetta is turning 40 and VW is convinced it just keeps getting better, especiaaly now that the Jetta shares the same platform as its cool sibling the Golf. We got our first drive at the North American launch. For more stories about …
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Review: 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI
On the surface, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta looks no different than any of the five model-years before it since the sixth-generation car was introduced in 2011. But it's what is under the hood that really counts, and in this case what counts is a turbocharged 1.4-litre engine that replaces the …
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Motoring TV 2016 Small Car of the Year
Crossovers may be all the rage these days, but compact cars are still big sellers around the world—including right here in Canada. The 2016 model year is home to some stiff new competition in the small car segment, with an all-new version of the Honda Civic hitting the market, as …
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Throwback Thursday: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI wagon
Up until a few weeks ago, buying a diesel-powered Volkswagen was an easy way to become the envy of your neighbours—perhaps not aesthetically, but at least economically. How times have changed. With the diesel scandal currently playing out very publicly, we decided to look back to the not-so-distant past this …
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2014 Compact Cars Comparison Test
Compact cars are the most popular cars on the market. To take stock of this ever-evolving segment, we have decided to compare and evaluate the seven most in-demand models : Ford Focus, Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Kia Forte.