Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,807 - $22,976
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,807 - $22,976
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5

Ranks #6 Compact Cars by Owners

Ranks #9 Compact Cars by Experts

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.2 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

Volkswagen’s least expensive model, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a sporty turbocharged compact sedan with as much as 210 horsepower. Stylish, fuel-efficient and fun to drive, the new VW Jetta is...

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

4.62
89 Reviews
73% 19% 6% 1% 1%
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2018 VW JETTA TSI: A story about SAFETY over LUXURY

2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL

My car is overall a good car. The technology features are VERY outdated, that could definitely be an upgrade all VWs should add for the price we pay. Is definitely a bit small in the driver and passenger area and the roof could be higher. I am only 5'4' and I still have trouble getting in and out of the car. Automatic seat controls would definitely help the car feel up to date. The touch screen radio is much too small for the year of it. Also, the ignition key entry is uncomfortable and weird when you go to insert the key and turn the car on. It seems to hit the dash area where the radio is. Gas mileage is great, and it definitely has a sporty enough feel to the drive. There are no rear ac controls and that is a big downside when living in a warm climate. The cigarette lighter/charging port is still an issue because of its location. You'll easily drop coins in and short out the fuse. The daytime running lights are a beautiful modern color but the night time headlights are your old school warm white color.

- Mo R

Wonderful handling, wonderfully powerful for the engine size, and comfortable.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI

The GLI, like all Jetta wheel base, handles superbly and the suspension is slightly stiffened for greater control versus a softer suspension for comfort. The fender sound system is excellent in fidelity but the smart features for the Android Auto interface are very buggy and often lose connection with your smartphone. Heated seats and keyless entry and keyless start are all great. Rear view camera and proximity sensors are excellent as well. My only complaint is performance: the engine is capable of at least 87 more horsepower without changing any parts, but changing that coding would void the warranty. Also there is significant lag between depressing the accelerator and the turbo actually functioning. Excellent car, could use a few performance tweaks that would be easily fixed if the warranty allowed.

- Michael B

Why my Jetta is so amazing, and you should get one.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

This is my second Volkswagen Jetta that I have purchased/ leased and I absolutely love it. Not only does it provide excellent gas mileage, it is comfortable, reliable, and easy to handle. It is wonderful for tight parking spots and parallel parking. My newest model also includes a sunroof, and it was a great addition to an already adored vehicle. The touch to start is an added feature that I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy. It makes for quick startups and turn offs, while enjoying leaving my keys in my purse. I am able to get in and out quickly. The leather interior is fantastic for clean ups as I have a toddler and expecting our second. I adore this car!

- Brittany S

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$18,645 - $19,645
$29,545

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
210 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L TSI I
2.0L TSI I

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

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
15.7 cu. ft.
15.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P225/40HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 in.
104.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
183.4 in.
182.2 in.

Width

Width
70 in.
70 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2930 - 3009 lbs.
3208 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
210 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
207 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
29 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 - 40 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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