2007 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,007 - $7,508
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
150-200
Seats
5
Color:  Platinum Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,007 - $7,508
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
150-200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2007 Volkswagen Jetta If...

If you're looking for a sedan with European ride and handling capabilities, the Volkswagen Jetta offers German engineering at an attractive price.

Volkswagen Jetta Models & Trims

Base Sedan $4,007 - $5,328
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 Sedan $4,847 - $6,246
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.0T Sedan $4,962 - $6,481
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLI Sedan $5,913 - $7,508
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Wolfsburg Edition Sedan $4,697 - $6,128
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Fahrenheit GLI Sedan $5,913 - $7,508
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport Limited Sedan $4,847 - $6,246
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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81 Reviews

5 star 40% 4 star 43% 3 star 14% 2 star 4% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Jetta Wolfsburg edition. Good on gas and reliable despite some glitches.

Most of the body parts inside and out are plastic so although my car has less than 50k on the clock, strips of black plastic between the doors have been damaged too easily in the sun and make the car look bad. Replacing them would be costly even though we're talking about cheapo plastic. Other than that I like the car, I love the way it has good gas mileage (why I selected it in the first place). One mysterious thing that happened is that since day 1 I have felt that the car doesn't hold the road very well over 60 miles/hr, and it has been checked several times and nothing wrong was found that could explain this wobbly feeling over 60 miles/hr. Overall I like the car, it's comfortable and reliable, I just wish its price had matched the materials used. I got the Wolfsburg Edition.

- Valerie A

The Volkswagen Jetta. Affordable and reliable.

I have always driven Volkswagen Jetta’s. I very first car was a Volkswagen Jetta. You can drive them well into 100,000 miles. I haven't had to have excess of repairs on the vehicle. Maintenance things like tires brakes oil change. Frankly I am not want to take great care of the car but this car is reliable. It is a good reliable car with decent gas mileage and some useful comfort features. Heated seats and console repair alerts. Drives well in all conditions. Has front wheel drive and is easy to handle. Small enough to get around tight congested areas and easy to park. It is not a big car though. If you need to haul a lot of things packages and equipment there’s probably not enough space in the Jetta. Although that being said it does have a huge trunk.

- Anne T

2007 VW Jetta--electrical issues as it gets older.

As the car has gotten older, I have found it has some electrical issues. The sunroof will on occasion open on its own and will need to turn the switch on and then back off to close the sunroof. The cruise control button does not always work (must turn engine off and then on again to have it work). Have had issues with the ignition lock mechanism popping out (making it unable to put key into ignition) or ignition will not turn to start vehicle. Inside light does not always turn on (it doesn't register the driver door is open. ).

- Teresa G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,007 - $5,328
$4,847 - $6,246

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225/45HR17
225/45HR17

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
3285 (.lbs)
3230 - 3285 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Torque

Torque
170 (ft. lbs.)
170 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Standard

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
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*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
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Exterior Lighting > Headlights Sep 17, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 17, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V442000
Summary:
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.
Consequence:
INAPPROPRIATE, NON-STANDARD LIGHTING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY OF VEHICLES AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.
Power Train > Driveline > Driveshaft May 13, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
May 13, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V164000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 25,594 MY 2006-2009 JETTA 5TH GENERATION EQUIPPED WITH 2.01 ENGINE. THE FASTENING SCREW CONTACT SURFACES ON THE DRIVESHAFT COVER PLATE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS. SOME SCREWS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED PROPERLY DURING ASSEMBLY AND COULD LOOSEN OVER TIME, CAUSING A KNOCKING SOUND WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. THE DRIVESHAFT SCREWS COULD LOOSEN TO THE POINT WHERE THE DRIVESHAFT DETACHES FROM THE GEARBOX.
Consequence:
IF THE VEHICLE IS MOVING WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE DETACHED DRIVESHAFT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE THE GEARBOX HOUSING. A DAMAGE GEARBOX HOUSING COULD LEAK GEARBOX OIL ONTO THE STREET AND CREATE A RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH FOR BOTH THE DRIVER AND OTHER MOTORISTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVESHAFT SCREWS AND REPLACE THE SCREWS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 19, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

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