Volkswagen Jetta

Price $21,595 – $32,395
Fuel consumption 5.8 – 9.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 74%(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 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 …


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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 , …
RecallsOver 33,000 VW Jettas Recalled in Canada for Possible Fuel Leak
The Volkswagen Jetta is being targeted by a recall due to a possible fuel leak. A bit more than 250,000 units are affected in North America including 33,414 in Canada. The good news is that the current-generation Jetta is not part of the recall, which instead focuses on 2016 and …
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 …


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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.