2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Platinum Gray Metallic
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MSRP
$15,864 - $26,191
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MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5

How 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.2Comfort 4.3Styling 4.2Value 3.9

What's New

For 2018, every trim level of the Jetta gets some styling tweaks to modernize their look. There's also a new value-oriented Wolfsburg Edition with additional creature comforts, including heated Leatherette seats and a unique front sport bumper with fog lights. This year, all Volkswagens get a longer 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty, which is better than most in the class.

Volkswagen Jetta Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 1.4T S $15,864 - $17,937
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 1.4T SE $16,322 - $18,545
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 1.8T SEL $20,468 - $23,281
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition $16,292 - $18,491
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 2.0T GLI $23,036 - $26,191
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 1.8T SE Sport $17,648 - $20,021
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.69
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Why my Jetta is so amazing, and you should get one.

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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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People and coworkers are always complimenting me on my car.

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I love my Jetta Volkswagen 2018 this is actually my second Jetta I have purchased I like that they're comfortable ride smooth and do not give me any mechanical problems. It gives me outstanding gas mileage on the road and on highway. It is not to small and not a huge car it is a perfect sedan. The seats are heated and leather which are a great upgrade it has led daylight running lights and fog lights. I have driven a Jetta Volkswagen for the last 6 to 7 years and I would definitely buy another one if I needed to.

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Gas saver and smooth ride.

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Warranty 6 years 72,000 miles. Smooth driving. Great looking car. Great price @ $22,000. Like the back up camera and other cameras around the car letting you know if a car/person is around the car or if any other cars are too close. The rims are so sporty on the se. Love the sunroof too! Love the apple phone set up features. The headlights with led allows you to see straight and on the sides really good. Also where we purchased the car @ a ciocca dealership they are always so professional to work with.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,864 - $17,937
$16,322 - $18,545

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L TSI I
1.4L TSI I
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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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.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Not Available
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 (in.)
104.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 (ft.)
36.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
183.4 (in.)
183.4 (in.)

Width

Width
70 (in.)
70 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2930 - 3009 (.lbs)
2930 - 3009 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Torque

Torque
184 (ft. lbs.)
184 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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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
34 (mpg)
34 (mpg)

City

City
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
39 (mpg)
39 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Front Assist w/Autonomous Emergency Braking and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Park Pilot Front And Rear Parking Sensors

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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