Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,622 - $22,325
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
42 City / 48 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,622 - $22,325
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
42 City / 48 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 4.4 Styling 4.3 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

The 2016 VW Jetta and Jetta GLI sedans deliver European styling and performance in a car priced for the masses. The complete line includes a hybrid model, a trio of fuel-efficient turboc...

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

4.41

195 Reviews

53% 35% 10% 2% 1 star 0%

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Volkswagen Jettas: great with long trips.

Even though the car is a couple of years old now, it has a lot of features that were incredibly helpful on a long road trip that same year. It has the ability to connect with your phone via android auto and whatever the apple app would be to access a GPS, pandora/spotify, or playlists on your phone. You do not need to stop one screen in order to access something else; no stopping your music to access maps or anything like that. Any issues are warned through the car itself: there's no generic "check engine" light and all of the symbols are detailed in the user manual from low air pressure in tires to when something is actually wrong with the car. Other features are USB ports for your phones, seat warmers for the front seats, and very comfortable seats. On a long trip (8+ hours) I stayed comfortable driving and even more so in the passenger's seat. The newer models have more features, and our car is the more "basic" out of the Jetta line.

- Stacy Q

Decent sized sedan with great room inside. Nice and stylish reliable car.

I have always been interested in Jettas and VW tends to have a cult following, so I went to their dealership first. We ended up leasing a 2016 Jetta. Grey in color. I really like driving it. It is got some get up and go. It is roomy. I had an issue with my a/c blowing cold then warm so I had it looked at. Come to find out the piece I needed was $400, which upset me to have something break on a newer car. I lucked out and had it replaced for free thankfully. The car has been pretty good and the lease is almost up. I do not know if I am going to keep it because I know that VW are more expensive to upkeep if something were to go wrong.

- Amanda C

Poor snow performance, even with a dusting of snow.

I don't have an real complaints about the 2016 VW Jetta. The model that I currently own is fully loaded, currently I don't utilize all the features to their full advantage. Initially I loved the navigation feature but with road construction and traffic flow changes in the area I find that my navigation is not as useful as it once was, were as my cell phone GPS is up to date. I can use the GPS through apple play which is great. I love the backup camera and probably cannot drive a vehicle without one now. Black leather will have to be a no go for me on my next vehicle as it is scorching hot in the summer.

- Adrian C

Ranked #9 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,716 - $17,459
$13,578 - $16,077

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L Hybrid TSI
1.8L l
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 in.
104.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.8 in.
183.3 in.

Width

Width
70 in.
70 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3411 .lbs
3177 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 24 mpg
13 - 18 mpg

City

City
42 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
48 mpg
36 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

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