Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

About Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that this vehicle's diesel engine is involved in a Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act issued by the EPA to Volkswagen for producing and selling 4-cylinder diesel cars that include a software device that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) determined that these diesel cars emit up to 40 times more pollution than emission standards allow. Recalls, investigations and litigation are currently ongoing.

The Jetta is Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle, and it's easy to see why. Available with a variety of powertrains that include gasoline, diesel and hybrid, a wagon body style in addition to the popular sedan, and prices that range from under $18,000 to over $32,000, there is a Jetta for just about everybody. The best news for the 2014 Jetta is a heart transplant that replaces the aging 5-cylinder engine with a peppy and more fuel-efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder, a swap that gives the VW a new lease on life. The mainstream compact-sedan segment teems with popular rivals that include the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Ford Focus, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra, but the VW Jetta stands out with its Euro sophistication, and the sedan earned itself a spot on our list of the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 for 2014.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
What's new for 2014?
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

In addition to swapping the 5-cylinder engine for a turbocharged-4 in most sedan models, Volkswagen has installed multilink rear suspension in all 2014 Jettas and introduced its smartphone-enabled Car-Net communications service. Jetta SportWagen models again carry over unchanged except for new LED license-place lighting, and diesel (TDI) models gain a rearview camera as standard.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

This year marks the debut of the Jetta Hybrid, Volkswagen's second hybrid (after the Touareg) and its first in the compact sedan segment. Other changes to the Jetta lineup include new leather trim in SE and higher versions, and launch control in the GLI models with automatic transmission.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

A new SE with Sunroof package is offered on both the gasoline and diesel models, while a Sunroof and Navigation package is available only on diesel-powered Jetta SportWagens.

Consumer Reviews

awesome and fun

By on Friday, October 5, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I got this car mostly for the mileage. It says 42 highway but I got my average up to 48. I enjoy the handeling, theaudio and just about everything else"

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great Value

By on Thursday, October 5, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Turbo Power. Less expensive than comparables"

Cons: "Could use a bit more leg room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"My daily commute is 100 miles. I bought my Jetta brand new and have owned it for 9 months now. Tomorrow I take it in for my 20,000 mile oil change and tire rotation. 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."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Good vehicles especially for the money

By on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great price for a car that not a penalty box."

Cons: "Hard plastic that scratches easy."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Paid 15.5k (sedans are now unpopular and VW is desparate for sales in the U.S.) for the car and at that price I really can only say good things about the car. Zero reliability issues and I feel its more car then I paid for. Keep in mind this is a basic car by todays standards but if you want basic transportation without feeling like you are driving a penalty box this car fits the bill. My favorite thing is the car get 43 mpg on my mostly freeway commute so I regularly get over 500 miles on a tank. Who needs a more costly hybrid."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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