Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,368 - $31,180
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
42 City / 48 HWY
Horsepower
115-170
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,368 - $31,180
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
42 City / 48 HWY
Horsepower
115-170
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.3 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

In a bid to be something for everyone, the 2013 VW Jetta can now be had in more versions than ever, with sedans that range from economy class to sporty and a wagon for those who need mor...

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

4.35

201 Reviews

54% 31% 12% 2% 1%

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

The car everyone should consider buying.

I love the Jetta se. This car drives very smooth, and has great speed as well. It is very good on gas mileage, and I have had very few issues with the car. The inside is very comfortable and sleek looking as well. The seat are leather and have seat warmers which I love. It has a sunroof, and a built in new radio. The sound system in the care is great and is another main reason I really enjoy it. For a car it is very spacious as well, even in the back seats. The car has a built in alarm system so even if I forget to lock it, after a certain amount of time or certain distance I get from the car with the keys, it will automatically lock on it is own. This feature has been very helpful, especially with all the break-ins happening around my neighborhood.

- Ashley W

Volkswagen Jetta is reliable compact vehicle.

The Jetta has a large interior with comfortable seating for the diver and four other passengers. The truck also has plenty of room for luggage or groceries. The seats are comfortable and the stereo is great quality. The acceleration is far better than comparable cars I have driven previously. Gas mileage is fantastic for both city and highway. One downside is the smaller size of gas tank because it requires somewhat frequent fill-ups. The dashboard is convenient to see distance traveled, mileage, speed and other driving factors. The size of car is compact and it is easy to park. I have had no serious car maintenance issues during the three and a half years that I have owned the car. It is reliable and comfortable for the amount I drive the car.

- Taylor G

I have a silver Volkswagen Jetta base unit, has nothing special.

I got my Volkswagen Jetta in 2017 for my first car. I got it used with 54, 000 miles on it and it is in great condition. It is the most base car no special things inside, no sunroof, no bluetooth, no leather seats. Safe for a first car and easy to drive. Never been in a car accident, however gas and break are sensitive so it is easy to speed. Problems I have is that twice when it rained by engine got all messed up and my car would not go over 20 mph. We got it fixed, the person at the gas station did not tighten my gas top all the way. Another problem is that it is not great in the snow and can slip in areas, but other than that I love it.

- Amanda B

Ranked #11 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

MSRP

MSRP
$18,995 - $24,395
$9,778 - $11,647

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
140 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 20
2.5L DOHC MPFI I5 engine
2.0L TDI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

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
41.1 - 41.2 in.
41.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 - 38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.5 - 38.1 in.
35.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 - 38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
205
205

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 - 104.4 in.
101.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 - 36.4 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
179.4 - 182.2 in.
179.4 in.

Width

Width
70 - 70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3018 - 3256 .lbs
3283 - 3340 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
140 hp

Torque

Torque
177 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 - 32 mpg
30 - 41 mpg

City

City
23 - 24 mpg
29 - 30 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 - 33 mpg
39 - 42 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear 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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety