The Volkswagen Jetta appeals to the buyer who wants plenty of space, solid feel and a European driving experience. The broad line offers a solid powertrains and tops out with a sporty, upscale GLI. While the current-generation Jetta started out as a coarse and decontented car, continual updates have significantly improved how the Jetta drives and how it scores in our testing.
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"while not a sports car the 2.5 l jetta has very good acceleration from stop and plenty of power for passing slower traffic and the handling feels very stable at any speed and in avoidance maneuvering."

Robert P., QC (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"Performance and handling are great."

Joe T., FL (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"Acceleration is the best that I have encountered for similar sized and priced vehicles. And the road handling is what made me lease the car. I feel I am together with the car's body, and in control."

Murray B., NY (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"great handling car especially for the $$"

David M., OH (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"For a 1.4 liter engine it accelerates beyond my expectations. The car is very easy to drive due to its excellent handling."

William H., FL (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"Turbo is great for accelerating onto highway or to pass."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"A huge improvement in performance both in terms of power and economy over my 2015 model."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"The acceleration is awesome, it's very quiet, love audio system and comfort."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"Great control. Acceleration is great."

Brian H., CA (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"the acceleration is awesome. Cornering is amazing--really holds tight."

Erica O., CA (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"smooth ride, comfortable seats with easy adjustments, like the man-made engine noise"

Erica O., CA (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"Electric seat great for adjustment."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"The seats are very comfortable even on long rides. The engine is very quiet even on hard acceleration."

William H., FL (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)

"Good adjustment of driver's seat position, particularly the height adjustment. Visibility of road ahead is very good. Seating comfort is very good. On the negative side, I have a problem getting in and out of the vehicle due the height of the floor barrier at the door. And the door flings out so I have to be very cautious that oncoming car traffic will not smash into it."

Murray B., NY (2018 Volkswagen Jetta)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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