Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,592 - $29,220
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
115-170
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,592 - $29,220
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
115-170
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.4 Value 3.6

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

4.27

195 Reviews

45% 38% 16% 1% 1%

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

The stock parts for this vehicle are overpriced.

It is mainly electric, the battery died once. As a result, the electrical system began to malfunction. The radio is outdated. It is harder to find a mechanic because it is a foreign car. I dislike the ventilation options. There is no way to blow air from dash vents and floor once. I do like that there a lot of legroom for driver and passengers. If you desire your seat can set you low or you can manually pump it up high ( if you are short). I absolutely love the position of the speaker on the doors. It looks sleek, could pass for an Audi. I do wish it had a sunroof. I dislike that there is not a lot of "stash spots". . . There's virtually no place to put personal effects. And let's just say I like to be prepared (tissues, Clorox wipes, chapstick, etc. ). The trunk is awesome. There is a lot of trunk space. The car is sturdily built. Nothing is falling off or chipping and I have a seven year old son who will do anything to keep busy while I am driving. The mirrors are a little hard to position but this is an overall good car.

- La W

The VW Jetta is good option to buy.

Hello my name is David I am own a VW Jetta 2012. I am very happy with my car for several reasons. First, it is super fast, I think is one of the best sedan in response that you ever find. Second, is very friendly. You have space for all the things you need in the road. I own the car about 2 years and never have any machining problems, change the oil, tires and brakes is all you needed. The car it is very nice to see, is super pretty. The car interior is amazing, my car have leather and is very comfortable. The fuel economy is not good but I own the 2.5 liters, it have 5 cylinders I hope the otters model improve this section. For the great locking, fast response and all the futures, I think the VW Jetta is a great offer to reconsider.

- David D

Cool little reliable car, interesting color brown with tan and black interior.

This vehicle has been very solid. The vehicle came from somewhere up north so it had some things that needed to be replaced involving the axle, but it was still worth the purchase. It is a 5-cylinder engine and is very reliable. It is pretty good on gas roughly averaging around 25 miles per gallon for me, but it could be better. I love the look and feel of the car, but I would like if it was slightly more upgraded on the audio system and technology. My only other complaint was that I wish it was a little faster, there are fast cars with turbo engines that get better gas mileage. Otherwise, this car really made me want to purchase another Volkswagen and upgrade to a nicer faster model.

- Casey C

Ranked #13 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,592 - $8,149
$7,149 - $8,684

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
115 - 170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC SMPI I4 engine
2.0L DOHC SMPI I4 engine
2.5L DOHC 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.1 - 41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 in.
38.2 - 38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
35.5 - 38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 - 38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.7 cu. ft.
15.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
195
195

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 in.
101.5 - 104.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
35.8 - 36.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.2 in.
179.4 - 182.2 in.

Width

Width
70 in.
70 - 70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2804 - 2881 .lbs
2804 - 3285 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
115 - 170 hp

Torque

Torque
125 ft. lbs.
125 - 177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 31 mpg
24 - 31 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 33 mpg
29 - 33 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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