Consumer Reports Reviews the Volkswagen Jetta
The Volkswagen Jetta is a sedan offered in a 4dr Manual Base, 4dr Auto Base, 4dr Manual S, 4dr Auto S, 4dr Manual S w/Sunroof, 4dr Auto S w/Sunroof, 4dr Manual SE, 4dr Auto SE, 4dr Manual SE w/Convenience, 4dr Auto SE w/Convenience, 4dr Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof, 4dr Manual TDI w/Premium & Nav, 4dr Manual TDI w/Premium, 4dr Manual TDI, 4dr Manual SEL w/Nav, 4dr Auto SEL, 4dr Manual SEL, 4dr Auto SE w/Convenience & Sunroof, 4dr Auto SEL w/Nav, 4dr Sdn DSG Autobahn w/Nav, 4dr Sdn Man Autobahn w/Nav, 4dr Sdn DSG Autobahn, 4dr Sdn Man Autobahn, 4dr Sdn DSG, 4dr Sdn Man, 4dr Auto Hybrid, 4dr Auto Hybrid SE, 4dr Auto Hybrid SEL, 4dr Auto Hybrid SEL Premium, 4dr DSG TDI, 4dr DSG TDI w/Premium and 4dr DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav. The powertrains include 1.4-liter 4 hybrid (170 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (115 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (200 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (140 hp) and 2.5-liter 5 (170 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual, 6-speed sequential and 7-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 24 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The Jetta SE 5-cyl uses Regular fuel.
Last Model Reviewed: 2011
Reviewed Volkswagen Jettas from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:
- 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn 4-cyl MT
- 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 5-cyl
- 2010 Volkswagen Jetta wagon TDI 4-cyl MT
- 2009 Volkswagen Jetta sedan TDI 4-cyl
- 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4-cyl
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