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Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta

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Combined Fuel Economy
22 MPG
Horsepower
150 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.5 
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Pros

If you're looking for a sedan with European ride and handling capabilities, the Volkswagen Jetta offers German engineering at an attractive price.

Cons

If you're looking for that "old-school" VW look and feel, the fifth-generation Jetta's styling doesn't convey the same sense of youthful enthusiasm as its predecessors. Although improving, VW's reliability and repair history still lag behind its Japanese competitors.

What's New For 2007

For 2007, VW has slashed the Jetta's base price by nearly $1,400. New standard features include a tire pressure monitor, audio auxiliary input jack and a simplified cruise control unit.

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Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Expert Review

Volkswagen's popular Jetta sedan is a cut above the generic family four-door sedan, with mechanical components borrowed from the upscale Audi division, an exceptionally strong safety rating and a list of standard and optional equipment rarely found in this class. With slightly less rear-seat legroom than the more expensive Passat, the Jetta still provides the kind of "big car" feel you won't find in many of its competitors. On the downside, the Jetta does not offer a V6 engine option - although the turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant delivers the power of a V6 with the fuel economy of a frugal four. Due to EPA Tier 2 regulations, the high-mileage TDI diesel is not offered for 2007, but VW promises its return early in 2008.

Driving the Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta

Although a full seven inches longer and 300 pounds heavier than the previous-generation Jetta, the new Jetta offers very crisp handling. While it isn't the fastest car in its class, it's now fast enough to nose its way past the pack when it has to. Highway ride is firm, while road, wind and engine noise are all perceptible but not unpleasant. And if your favorite leg of any journey is the twisty one, the Jetta delivers ample cornering ability complemented by quick, smooth manual Tiptronic downshifts and a satisfying exhaust note.

Favorite Features

Six-Speed Tiptronic Transmission
The newest VW transmission shifts quickly and smoothly in three distinct shift modes - regular and sport automatic modes, plus a manual mode.

Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control
A comfort feature not commonly offered on most $20,000 vehicles.

Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Interior

Rear-seat passengers will appreciate the marked improvements in space afforded by the new Jetta's increase in overall length and wheelbase. They might also enjoy the available rear-seat armrest, which allows for a useful trunk pass-through as well. Overall, the interior is attractive and refined, with materials and finish that are tough to match in the category.

Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Exterior

Ironically, the newest version of the best-selling European car in the U.S. features several styling elements seemingly imported from Japan. The new Jetta is also seven inches longer than the previous generation, which no doubt contributes to its more refined appearance. Whether you find the less-playful styling more appealing may depend on whether you think of the Jetta as a fun beach cruiser or a high-value German sedan.

Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Standard Features

The Jetta comes with an AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player, one-touch up/down power windows, power mirrors, exterior key opening and closing feature for the windows and optional sunroof, cruise control, manual climate control, outside temperature display, four-way adjustable steering column and eight-way adjustable cloth front seats with manual lumbar support. Standard safety equipment includes traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), active head restraints and front side-impact and full-length side-curtain airbags.

Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Options

Optional equipment on the Jetta varies by trim and includes automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, leather or leatherette seating, power adjustable driver's and passenger's seat, in-dash AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible six-disc CD changer, iPod connector, rear-seat armrest/trunk pass-through, trip computer, electronic stability program and heated washer nozzles. Additional options include a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, leather seating, power moonroof, premium sound system, navigation, alloy wheels, HomeLink, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and 12-way adjustable front seats with driver's memory.

Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Engine

Volkswagen offers a wide variety of engine choices that directly affect the Jetta's personality. The base 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine is peppy, but not quick, and its fuel economy figures are not terribly impressive, either. If you can swing the extra cash, get the 2.0-liter turbo. This engine delivers better fuel economy than the 2.5-liter and it's fast as well. This same engine is used in the Audi A3 and A4, it's amazingly refined and has minimal turbo lag.

2.5-liter in-line 5
150 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
170 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 (manual), 22/30 (automatic)

2.0-liter in-line 4 Turbocharged
200 horsepower @ 5100-6000 rpm
207 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1800-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/32 (manual), 25/32 (automatic)

How Much Does the Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Cost?

Four trim levels comprise the Jetta lineup. The base Jetta has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $17,120, while the 2.5 model stickers for $18,620. The turbocharged 2.0T starts at $22,620 and the top-of-the-line GLI at $24,620. Before you set out to buy a Jetta, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price. It shows what others in your area are currently paying for their cars. The Jetta's resale value is near the top of its class, on par with the Honda Civic, Nissan Altima and Toyota Corolla, better than the Mazda Mazda3 and far better than the Hyundai Elantra, Dodge Stratus and Ford Fusion.

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Used 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Reviews

4.5 

Overall Rating

5 star

71%

4 star

17%

3 star

5%

2 star

5%

1 star

3%

Value
4.6 
Performance
4.7 
Quality
4.5 
Comfort
4.6 
Reliability
4.6 
Styling
4.7 

Tate_Nurner
03/25/2019
2008 Volkswagen Jetta

"Competent, Fun, and a Downright Deal"

Fun to drive, easy to maintain, and a great value.
Slightly rough and Maintenance fees are high.
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta is an admirable car. Its value for the overall car is comparable to equal and higher end sedans. The Wolfsberg Edition with the 2.0L - Turbo gives a fun and exhilarating drive without compromising comfort. It has been an absolute steal, it was cheap for the performance of the vehicle. Performance would have been a 5 if it was not for the turbo lag, engine rmp's from 1000 - 3000 pull like a normal car. But in the 3000 - 3500 rpm range the turbo spools and lurches the car, squatting the rear, and sucking you in the seat. This is quite fun but it hurts the drive-ability of the car for the average person. Reliability is average for a four door sedan, I believe this is due to the turbo 4cyl, a complicated ESC (Essential Stability Control) system, and the Dual-Clutch Transmission. This is quite a lot of tech for a 2008 sport sedan especially since its a limited edition. Maintenance is high after all this particular model is only made in Germany and has to be imported to the States. Styling is also average, nothing really sticks out other than the dealer installed spoiler. Even though reliability is average, quality is high. The A/C still works, interior is intact, and all mechanical components operate smoothly and tether quite favorably. Comfort is high but not fantastic. Highway use the car is planted in a smooth manner that is very controllable with a little road noise, but in town use and bumpy roads makes a bumpy and rigid ride due to its sport package. Even though its rough over bumps, the car is still controllable. This is a very competent and exciting car for its value and anyone would have some good fun in this car.Read less
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GiGi
01/05/2019
2007 Volkswagen Jetta

"My experience with the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta is th"

It's really a stylish car
Don't really have any cons about the car
I recently became an owner of a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta I love the car I love everything about it I've only owned it for two months and I have been through three sets of front tires within 4 weeks apart I don't know what's going on with it anyone have any suggestion what is it
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Daniel
12/11/2018
2007 Volkswagen Jetta

"Style"

Leaks easily, oil and coolant, parts made out of p
Awful for reliability. Coolant leaks oil leaks, ac, cost me 2k over 1yr.
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Thankin_Hank
11/11/2018
2009 Volkswagen Jetta

"JET A on Gasoline"

Performance, Fun to drive, Reliability and Brakes
Road Noisy, poor manual transmission shifting
It has five cylinders and I use them all. Slick, agile, stable and fast(enough) to handle the worst traffic. Manual transmission is more responsive at higher RPMs. but works fairly well for downshifting. Grind gears at low rpm. Throttle response would help but that takes too much work. Braking has always been crisp and secure. I feel safe at any speed on the original Michelin tires. Smooth as a ...well, you know what. These "other" tires suck. But, just like the 2001 Jetta, 85 MPH is the comfort zone. Dream about a day on the autobahn. Great performance on a fast moving Interstate with aggressive drivers. You have to ask yourself in Jetta. How fast do you want to go? She'll perform with some big boys. My little Messerschmitt BF-109.Read less
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KZA
09/22/2018
2010 Volkswagen Jetta

"The Best Car I ever Owned"

Fun to drive, love 5 cylinder, great precision
Highway noise
I love this car. It is the best car I ever owned. I am sad to be shopping for a new one right now, however, mine has 183,000 on it and the value is low...time to get a new one. They do not make Jettas like this anymore. I will miss her.
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Cruise Control
  • Navigation System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • CD Player
  • Front DVD Entertainment System

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 19 mpg
  • EPA Class - Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 28 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 22 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 150 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.40 inches
  • Torque - 170 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 3750 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 8.8 seconds
  • Top Speed - 128 mph

Interior

  • Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Conventional Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P195/65HR15
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 3.65
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 5 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.19 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.5
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 20 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Manual Mode - Tiptronic
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3230 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 91.0 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 14.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.5 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.2 inches
  • Height - 57.4 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 35.4 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.4 inches
  • Overall Length - 179.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 54.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 53.1 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 16.0 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 35.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 101.5 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 70.1 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 1094 pounds
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Safety

Driver Front
4 
Passenger Front
4 
Front Side
5 
Rear Side
5 
Rollover Rating
4 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Side Airbag

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Rankings

Horsepower
150 HP
MPG Combined
22 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#12
2007 Volkswagen Jetta
150 HP

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