Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,667 - $26,825
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
90-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,667 - $26,825
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
90-200
Seats
5

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

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60 Reviews
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My Jetta James. That is her name.

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

My 2002 Volkswagen Jetta is a very mechanically sound car. I have been rear ended twice now by another vehicle hard enough to knock the entire bumper assembly completely off but both times the car has not had a single problem manifest itself mechanically. I have owned and driven this car ten years average miles. Keeping the oil changed and good tires with proper rotation and inflation have made a great difference in it is performance. This has been a major factor in the gas mileage it gets too. The same at average of 25-30 consistently with a 2. 0 liter 4 cylinder engine. The ride is smooth. My only problem has been the sun/moonroof seal leaking a little here and there. The automatic transmission shifts smooth and effortlessly. It uses no water and that was a concern of mine initially should that system have problems because the water pump is internal and repairs somewhat costly. Overall I love my Jetta even when I had no rear bumper twice for a short time. Great, sturdy and dependable.

- Lisa W

2002 VW Jetta TDI - 17 years old and still runs like a dream

2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL Wagon

I love my Jetta! I have the TDI, so the gas mileage is great! Even at more than 15 years old, I'm still getting upwards of 35 mpg. (for a 2002, that's pretty fantastic) The wagon is plenty spacious when we need to haul stuff. We have even been able to pack two sets of skis plus all the gear and a cooler in the back (with the seats folded down) for ski weekends. With regular maintenance, oil changes, and basic upkeep over the entire life of the car I have only needed to replace the battery and the starter. (Both just from normal aging and general wear, not because of defects and both only once) I would recommend a VW to anyone and when I do have to say goodbye to my Jetta, I will definitely be looking at a new VW.

- Zoe L

Powers up hills and gets decent gas mileage.

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

I love my car! Unfortunately, the parts for it are more expensive than for, say, a Honda or a Toyota would be, but I think it is worth the few extra dollars personally just because I have a soft spot for Volkswagens. I have had a few issues with my car, but it is 16 years old now and I know that cars do not last forever, so I have been very happy with it. Really the only thing that drives me out of my mind is that there are only two cup holders for a car with five seats. Otherwise, it is very comfortable, even for long trips, gets pretty good gas mileage, and powers up hills with not even a hint of a struggle. Overall I really like my car and its quirks just add character.

- Mindy W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$1,667 - $3,922
$24,700 - $26,825 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 115 hp
174 - 200 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.4 - 37.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 38.1 in.
36.5 - 37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 - 99 in.
98.9 - 99 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
172.3 - 173.6 in.
172.3 - 173.6 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2892 - 3172 lbs.
3137 - 3333 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 115 hp
174 - 200 hp

Torque

Torque
122 - 155 ft. lbs.
181 - 195 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 46 mpg
23 - 26 mpg

City

City
22 - 42 mpg
19 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 50 mpg
26 - 31 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Traction Control

Traction Control

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