Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,918 - $6,777
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 41 HWY
Horsepower
100-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,918 - $6,777
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 41 HWY
Horsepower
100-200
Seats
5

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

4.25

115 Reviews

43% 41% 13% 3% 1 star 0%

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A mostly dependable car, with some wiring and design issues that probably won't pop up until the mileage gets high.

My car runs smoothly and it hasn't dropped me off on the side of the road or anything, but that doesn't mean I haven't had problems with it. The anti-theft ignition system went wacky at about 90k miles (I bought it at 78k miles) and I had to pay over $1k to get that fixed so that it would recognize my key as a genuine key and actually switch on the ignition. Now at 110k miles the automatic transmission has been acting up, which is made all the more difficult because the transmission system in this car is enclosed. This means I can't check the fluid myself or anything, the whole compartment has to be opened up. It's a pain in the butt. Mostly, I'm happy with it, because it's comfortable and a good looking car, but there are some design details and wiring problems that really could have been better handled.

- Leigh C

Low gas and lightening fast.

My Jetta is amazing. It is comfortable with lots of room for road trips. The hatch is great for the dog too. I also really like stock stereo. It is loud and has great base to it. The sun room adds a nice bonus to any drive. The couple things I don't like is the rear view mirror is slightly too large but not too much to deal with for all the other benefits. The antenna for the radio sucks. that's the worst part of the car. This car is great though it is fast and gets a whopping 40 mpg on the highway. The Volkswagen Jetta is truly a great car!

- Rebecca L

Great car with great gas mileage.

This is my second 2006 Jetta. My first Jetta was involved in an accident so this is the replacement Jetta. I choose the Jetta for the safety features, the look and the price. I have a manual transmission and my Jetta is a tdi. The gas mileage is remarkable and I currently have over 280, 000 miles on it and it still going strong. My car is very reliable and I feel comfortable taking it on long vacations without the worry of any major breakdowns. The trunk space is amazing and it is a very comfortable ride.

- Kari E

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,918 - $5,077
$4,075 - $5,326

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC SMPI 20
2.5L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16 cu. ft.
16 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 in.
101.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
179.3 in.
179.3 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3230 - 3285 .lbs
3230 - 3285 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
170 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
5 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety