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Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta
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Base MSRP price range:
$16,215 - $31,670
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Car Type: Compact cars
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Volkswagen Jetta Overview

A little bigger than most compact sedans, the Jetta is a roomy, comfortable, and practical choice. The new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is smooth and flexible and returns an excellent 30 mpg. But skip the anemic base 2.0-liter engine. The diesel gets great mileage at 34 mpg overall. The Jetta Hybrid is a smooth and capable full hybrid that gets 37 mpg overall. Its 1.4-liter turbo engine and seven-speed automated manual work seamlessly. Revisions to the steering and suspension give the Jetta improved agility and a steady ride. Diesel versions are recommended, with average reliability; but the 1.8T has well below average reliability.

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