Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,787 - $4,901
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-174
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,787 - $4,901
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-174
Seats
5

Volkswagen Jetta Models & Trims

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

4.25

48 Reviews

52% 29% 13% 4% 2%

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Great price for a very safe, reliable car with great gas mileage.

It has been a very reliable and gets really good gas mileage all these years. And I've kept good care but have put a lot of miles on it but until recently (past 5 years) have I had to have things repaired, and that seems due to its old age. I've liked it's performance and features, though it was made it 2001 so a newer car would of course be a great improvement in these areas, even as the same model because today there are features which weren't around at that time I had got it. I got this car because for the price, it was supposed to be a very safe, reliable, and overall a good car, for performance, features & most importantly gas mileage, and I would say in all those areas I have found the VW Jetta to get high marks. For me personally, it is a mostly comfortable car, but I'm hoping that my next car will be a bit more comfortable at least, though I still want to make sure I get a car that is rated very safe & reliable and gets great gas mileage. I most likely will look for a sedan size, though I do like the VW hatchback, and will want to test drive that and give it some consideration, but with my positive experience I will definitely consider the Jetta along with a comparable Subaru, Honda and maybe a couple of other cars, when I look for a new car in the near future.

- Kevin M

Great economical car that has a lot of zip to it. It handles the curves of the road like a champ. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this vehicle.

My Jetta is the Wolfsburg edition. It has a roomy interior. It has a cassette player which I enjoy to listen to audio books. It gets good gas mileage and handles well. It seats 4 people comfortably. It has a sunroof. Typical of VW cars the fabric on the door panels and interior of car come loose. The air conditioner vents on the sides of the car do not work well at all. the stereo system is nice even though it is the stock model. The car defrosts quickly on winter mornings and the heater works great.

- Stefanie A

Grey 2001 Volkswagen gls. Very simple maintenance free car.

My Jetta has lasted me for over 18 years. It gets good gas mileage and I have had very limited problems. Over 18 years, things are bound to need to be replaced, but the cost to fix them has been all in all minimal. The car does not rust like many other older cars, and handles great in the winter for how lightweight/small it is. The car is big enough for me and my wife and two children while still getting great gas mileage for an 18 year old car.

- Joshua W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,787 - $3,810
$1,826 - $4,027

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 115 hp
90 - 174 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
2.8L DOHC SMPI V6 engine
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.
38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
in.
in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
13 cu. ft.

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 in.
98.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
172.3 in.
172.3 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2853 - 2902 .lbs
2862 - 3202 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 115 hp
90 - 174 hp

Torque

Torque
122 - 155 ft. lbs.
122 - 181 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 30 mpg
10 - 27 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 31 mpg
26 - 28 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety