Starting Price: $19,495 | Price yours

Above Average: Driving attitude, efficiency, value, warranty

Below Average: Stark interior, dated styling

Consensus: Current gen is showing its age, but an all-new Jetta is just around the corner


The European Sedan of Mainstream Compact Cars

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is the most affordable European sedan in America. Developed to the highest public road standard in the world -- there are still long stretches of German autobahn with no speed limit -- the Jetta has the solid chassis, firm feel and decisive responses required for an environment where triple-digit fast lane speeds aren't unusual. The last year of this generation of the Jetta adds a value-oriented Wolfsburg Edition, the SE Sport and Volkswagen's excellent 6-year/72,000-mile transferable warranty.

Behind the Wheel

From our 2018 Volkswagen Jetta review: "From behind the wheel the new 2018 Jetta feels small and agile, but also solid and strong. We appreciate the Jetta's responsive steering, and its suspension provides a taut but compliant ride, both in the city and out on the highway."

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Build and Price

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta starts at just above $19,000 and tops out at about $31,000 for a 2.0T GLI model. Build and price your own 2018 Volkswagen Jetta right here at to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen has revealed an artist's rendering of the all-new 2019 Jetta, and we had the opportunity to drive a prototype of the new model. The new Jetta is expected to be bigger, quieter, and even more fun to drive. You can read our first impressions of the 2019 Jetta at

Owners Say

Tangle had this to say about the Jetta: "I average 40 mpg on the highway and am very happy with it. Many reviewers think the Jetta is bland in comparison to other compact cars, but the clean sharp lines only add to its timeless style and grace in my opinion. My only complaint is that the console interferes with my knee room." Read more Volkswagen Jetta consumer reviews.

Other Compact Cars

The Volkswagen Jetta is one-of-a-kind, but that doesn't mean it's the only stylish, fun-to-drive compact sedan out there. Check out all your alternatives in our Compact Car Buyer's Guide.

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