Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,008 - $27,165
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
140-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,008 - $27,165
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
140-200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta If...

If you're looking for a sedan with European ride and handling capabilities, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta offers German engineering at an attractive price.

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

4.12

81 Reviews

43% 35% 16% 4% 2%

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

2009 VW Jetta still running great, with no junk yard in sight.

I haven't had any major problems with my car, given that it is ten years old. Recently I have had to replace the ignition switch. There is a small oil leak but the dealer tells me it is not necessary to fix since it is a $1000 repair. I do need a new ac unit, but that too is $1400. I do not drive more than 5 miles at a time because I am fortunate enough to live in a place I can walk everywhere, including work. For its age, the car works great, it still has great pick up and does not look very dated on the outside. The trunk is giant, and the leatherette seats are great because I am not fearful of my dogs ruining them. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and am waiting for this car to kick the bucket before considering a new one.

- Laura W

Its size and proportions are perfect.

I love it because it is a cute car and it is short, so I can parallel park it easily (I live in a big city). The interior - everything is in the right place, and the steering wheel and pedal placements are perfect (I am sort, so it is hard to find cars that can accommodate my lack of height). The dash is exactly the right height - not too high. The car has been super reliable. I have owned it for several years. The only thing I dislike about the Volkswagen is the high cost and difficulty in getting repairs. For some things you have to take it to a dealership, which is extremely inconvenient. However, the dealerships do give you loaner cars to drive while they're servicing your vehicle, which helps to offset the inconvenience.

- Heidi S

To freeze or sweat: Volkswagen Jetta 2009.

The car has always functioned well on the road and done it is job in smoothly getting me places and keeping me safe. One of my annoyances has always been the ac. In the winter I freeze, in the summer I sweat. It does a terribly slow job of heating and cooling and does not put out much except noise. My passenger mirror recently fell off after having the car for a few years out of nowhere. The interior felt has worn down on its own, especially in the back slightly blocking my vision out my back window. The wheel was easily dirtied and discolored. Besides these minor issues it has been a good car.

- Selena L

Ranked #11 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,008 - $5,313
$5,088 - $6,491

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine
2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 - 41.2 in.
41.1 - 41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 - 38.5 in.
38.4 - 38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 - 35.5 in.
35.4 - 35.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 - 38.1 in.
37.2 - 38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 in.
101.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
179.3 - 179.4 in.
179.3 - 179.4 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3228 - 3285 .lbs
3228 - 3285 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
177 ft. lbs.
177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
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
21 - 30 mpg
21 - 30 mpg

City

City
20 - 21 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 30 mpg
29 - 30 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Air Bags

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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