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Volkswagen Jetta

Price $21,595 – $32,395
Fuel consumption 5.8 – 9.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 73%(view ratings)
Built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the Jetta continues to offer two different engines for 2021. The first one is a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder rated at 147 horsepower and paired with either a manual or automatic transmission. The second is a 2.0-litre turbo that increases output to 228 horsepower and is exclusive to the Jetta GLI model. When it comes to infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard and a larger eight-inch touchscreen is available.

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Test Drives2022 Volkswagen Jetta Highline: A Shell of Its Former Self
The Volkswagen Jetta used to be the darling of Canadian drivers, especially in the first generations. People loved its solid construction, safe handling, pleasant powertrain and large trunk, enough to overlook some glaring issues and a not-so-good reputation for dependability. But then things changed. The Americanization of the Jetta continued, …


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News2024 Volkswagen Jetta Arrives With GLI 40th Anniversary Edition
If you were hoping for something new with the Volkswagen Jetta for the 2024 model year, you’re in luck. The sporty Jetta GLI celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special edition that will begin arriving in Canadian dealerships later this summer. It comes one year after the German automaker created …
SEMAVW Jetta GLI Performance Hits SEMA With Widebody Kit, 350 Hp
Volkswagen is serious about increasing its presence and appealing to more customers in North America. This week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas certainly serves as evidence. Among the many concepts and custom builds prepared for the event is a stunning Jetta GLI Performance. “The Jetta GLI concept was an opportunity …
News2022 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing Announced, GLI is Cheaper Than Civic Si
The Volkswagen Jetta is refreshed and upgraded for 2022, and we now have pricing details for the various trim levels. The first units will arrive at Canadian dealerships early next year. Unsurprisingly, customers will have to pay more, but the hike is reasonable. We’re talking about $1,000 for the base …
NewsVolkswagen Sets Expiration Date for Manual Transmissions
It’s no secret that the manual transmission is an endangered species in the auto industry. Much to the dismay of driving enthusiasts, a growing number of cars—even among the elite of performance—are putting all their money on automatic transmissions. With the accelerated development of electrified vehicles, the end will come …
News2022 Volkswagen Jetta Gets New Engine, Fresh Look
The Volkswagen Jetta is getting a few notable changes and upgrades for the 2022 model year, and Canadian customers will be able to order one starting this fall. Thanks to our sedan-loving neighbours south of the border, the German compact car won’t suffer the same fate as the standard Golf …
NewsVolkswagen Arteon to be Axed, Is the Jetta Next?
Following the standard Golf hatchback and the Passat midsize sedan, another Volkswagen car is about to get the axe. The elegant Arteon , a large, coupe-style sedan, will not be back either when the current generation comes to an end, likely in 2023. The report comes from Automotive News , …


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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.