2009-2014 VW Jetta sportwagen TDI FAQ, buying guide, JSW TDI review, and reviews, includes Golf wagon TDI for Canada (2023)

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2009-2014 VW Jetta sportwagen TDI FAQ, buying guide, JSW TDI review, and reviews, includes Golf wagon TDI for Canada (1)VW introduced the Jetta Sportwagen to North America for 2009 withthe TDIengine. They refreshed it for 2010 and changed the name to Golfwagon in Canada. (It's been sold outside of NorthAmerica since 2007 as the Golf wagon or Golf variant). Even though it nolonger looks like or is based off the newstyle mk6 Jetta sedan (click the link for info on the new style Jetta), they kept the name in the US as Jetta Sportwagen. Youmay also see it called the JSW or GSW TDI. This article shows the most up to date pricing, options, and stuff toknow when buying a 2009-2014 wagon TDI. Model year 2014 will be the last year before they switch over to the mk7 chassis.

There is no other new car that combines the cargo room (67 cu ft + roofrack) and fueleconomy of the sportwagen. The 2009-10VW Touareg TDI V6 (link is checklist), new style 2011+Touareg TDI (link is checklist), and Audi Q7 V6 TDI also have big space and great fuel economy but they'reSUV with larger V6 engines so their fuel economy won't be close to the smaller 4cylinder TDI engine in the sportwagen. Feel free to check out the otherbuying guides 1000q:VW Golf TDI buying checklist and 1000q:Audi A3 TDI buying checklist.

If you find the tips on this page helpful, please use the donation button at the top so that I can continue to keep publishing great articles for free. I do not receive any compensation from VW so you'll get the honest truth in these reviews. If nothing else, it should help you know what to look for when buying a VW Jetta or Golf wagon TDI. Thank you in advance!

2009-2014 JSW (Golf wagon) TDI differences andrevisions

mk5 vs. mk6 wagons
The wagons were sold outside of North America since 2007 but 2009 was the first year forNorth America. VW called the 2009 wagon a mk5 (5th generation car) because it waspractically identical to a Jetta sedan.

For 2010, VW changed a bunch on things across Jetta,Golf, and wagons and gave the wagon a facelift to look like a mk6 (6thgeneration) Golf. VW sells most of their cars outside North America and the rest of theworld calls the car a Golf wagon (variant or estate) so they made the wagon looklike the Golf. However, the mk6 Golfgota bunch of things that the mk5 based wagon did not. A few examples are themk6 style side view mirrors, thicker acoustic glass, and more laserwelding on the revised chassis. See 1000q:differences between the 2009 Jetta and 2010 Jetta for general mk5-mk6 information - this article focuses on wagonspecific information only. Another is combining thecentral electric module (CECM) that controls many chassis electric with thecomfort convenience module which controls things like the remote smart key foboperation. However, since they still use a mk5 chassis, many components are still mk5 like the door construction (removeable skins), side view mirror styles, suspension, and all models having electric assist steering instead of only highline or TDI. (Current base Jetta and Passat use hydraulic steering). VW calls the current wagons mk6 so for organization, 2010+ sportwagen forum topics should go in the mk6 section. 2009 sportwagen topics can go in either mk5 or mk6.

Canadian 2009 VW Jetta sportwagen TDI: Canadian trim levels are different than US trimlevels. The American wagon TDI only came in TDI trim: it's like the SE midline trimbut with a few more items. Canadian TDI wagons were available incomfortline (midlevel) or and highline (high trim). Midline have thetouchscreen 6cd changer radio and multifunction steering wheel/highline displayas an option. Canadian highline have it standard and add leather interior and multifunction steering wheels, items which weren't availableon US wagons. The leather interior was available without memory power seat for 2009. However, they lacked a rear 115V outlet in the rear of Golfwagons or bluetooth in the earlier years. You can retrofit bluetooth ifyour car doesn't have it - see 1000q:bluetooth FAQ for details. They all have electric engine coolant blockheaters standard.

2009 wagons
The actual width and length of the wagon is identical to a sedan. Thesize difference is from the rear cargo area and height. They are identical instandard equipment, options, and even curb weight to a Jetta sedan except for the optional panoramic sunroof,bluetooth (see the above bluetooth link), and no multifunction steering wheel(MFSW) in the US. You can add one tothe wagon, see 1000q:MFSW swap for details. Below is the sales brochures for the 2009 sportwagen in.pdf format. Click to open in adobe pdf viewer or right click, saveas. They didn't have a separate brochure for the 2010 wagon (it was thesame as the Jetta sedan) but there's one for the 2011 model below.

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2010 wagons
EPA MPG for the manual transmission is still 30/41 city/hwy but the 2010 DSGis now rated at 30/42 vs. the 2009 rating of 29/40. This is despite thegearing change in the manual.

All manual transmission TDI get revised gearing. The DSG may have hadrevised software to increase the EPA fuel economy rating but the gearing is the same.Below is a table showing the gearing change highlighted. The 6speed transmissions use one final drive for gears 1-4 and the other for 5,6, andreverse gears. This is why 4th and 5th manual transmission gears have the same (oralmost) ratio. If you want to calculate rpm in any given gear, see 1000q:tire wheel gearing calculator. NOTE: VW USA's website still shows mk5 gearing for the sportwagen. I believe this is a typo because I think the sportwagens use the same transmission as the other new TDI. There are also a number of typos and lack of updates on VW USA's website specs.

gear2009 manual2009 DSG2010 manual2010DSG

All VW TDI now use the engine model name CJAA instead of the CBEA. Theyare interchangeable and have the exact same specs. The engine programming and oil pump are slightly different but this doesn'taffect how the car feels or drives and is not a factor in the EPA rating. The balance shafts were removed. If you get aftermarket chip tuning foryour TDI, the engine programming difference is why the 2009 chip is differentfrom the 2010 chip. The fuel filter is slightly different, see 1000q:fuel filter change for more details. The diesel particulatefilter/catalytic converter and NOx filter were also changed from a one pieceassembly to a two piece assembly. See 1000q:DPF FAQ for more details on this system. For a full list of knowndifferences between these engines, pleaseread this forum post.

Bluetooth on US wagons is 9w2 for 2010 - receive only, no outgoing call capability or phonebook. See 1000q: VW BluetoothFAQ for details on its specs and how to retrofit another module. Youcan easily swap in a 9w7 module to get voice control and phone book. See 1000q:9w7 bluetooth install #1 for pictures and screenshots and 1000q:9w7 bluetooth install #2 for a quick video showing how easy installation is.

The bumpers, fenders, and headlights are changed to look like the mk6 Golf(and is sold overseas/Canada as the Golf Variant or Golf wagon.. The taillights arenow smoked red vs. bright red. All 2010 models got anew steering wheel, dashboard, and instrument cluster. It looks like below except theinstruments are in pods. The picture is shown as an example of phonecontrol from the MFD display. The phone book and bluetooth control on theMFD display is only available with 9w3 modulesfrom a sedan or 9w7 modules from 2011 and newer. VW calls the 2010 wagonand later a mk6 even though it still uses the mk5 Jetta/Golf chassis with mk6 cosmeticchanges and 2010 electronics. A few examples seen and unseen are the sideview mirrors and the internal door modules and construction. The mk6 Golf chassiswas heavily revised and improved, the wagon chassis are still based off the mk5Jetta. Although the headlights and bumper are directly from the Golf, the front fenders are not interchangeable because most of the wagon's body is still mk5.

The Jetta wagon TDI now has the MFSW standard. In Canada, you need the multimedia package to get theMFSW. This is visible in the thumbnail below, click to enlarge

If your tirevalve stems are flexible rubber and not stiff and metal, you don't have TPMSsensors in the wheels but may have the ABS sensor based system. If youdon't have metal valve stems or the TPMS reset button in the glovebox (for theABS sensor based system), you don't have any TPMS. TPMS is required in theUS but not in Canada so Canadian Golf wagon may not have any TPMS. Belowis a picture (thanks to the taker for letting me use it) showing where the TPMSreset button would be if you had the ABS sensor based systems.
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It's possible to activate TPMS if you have a compatible ABSmodule. See 1000q: hidden TPMS activationfor more details.

The iPod adapter is now an MDI instead of a CD changer emulator. See 1000q:iPod interface compatibility for more details. If your car doesn'thave the MDI from the factory, it's easy to retrofit it, see the article formore details.

VW removed the solenoid fuel door mechanism (it releases the fuel door whenyou press the button). You now press the fuel door in to release the latchand spring it open.

The radio antenna is now in the side rear glass instead of a whip antenna.This is nice if you use the roof rack to load long items. On older cars,you had to unscrew the antenna if it interfered with cargo.

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2011 changes

The Jetta sedan is overhauled and as a result, the Jetta sportwagen (Golfstation wagon) no longer looks like or is based off the Jetta sedan. TheJSW/GSW chassis is unchanged vs. 2010. The new 2011 VW Jetta TDI uses a lighter,longer chassis (2.9" longer, 2.5" of that is rear legroom) than thewagonand loses independent rear suspension and a number of other features. Thebenefit is that the sedan also drops in price. To the right is the salesbrochure for just the 2011 wagon.

9w7 bluetooth is now standard in the US - it has phonebook and outgoing callcapability. See 1000q:9w7 bluetooth module and 1000q: 9w7installation video for details on capability and screenshots. (The sameoverhead console is used which is why the bluetooth LED will not light up).

The TPMS system now works off the ABS sensors by calculating rotatingdiameter instead of using temperature and pressure sensors in the wheels. The ABSbased TPMS system isn't as accurate but because there are nosensors, it never needs sensor replacement due to dead batteries and you don'tneed another set of sensors for winter wheels. The sensors cost about$80/each and can last 5-8 years depending on use (see 1000q:TPMS light for more details on the system)

(Video) Oil Change on 2009-2014 Jetta/Golf/Sportwagen TDI

Upshift indicator in the instrument cluster.

New colors: tempest blue (navy blue) and toffee brown. Examples are below in thecolor samples section. Salsa red replaces Tempest red midyear.

The optional RNS 315 GPS replaces theoptional RNS 510 GPS. See thelinks for FAQ on these GPS systems for details, screenshots, and features. Either can bepurchased asretail parts and retrofitted if you decide to add it later. You just needto add the GPS antenna and change a code in the car's modules so that the caracknowledges that it was added.

If you have the RNS315 the aux-in is on the head unit. If you don't,the aux-in is in the center armrest. You can retrofit the MDI, see 1000q:ipod adapter compatibility FAQ for details.

The two options packages for 2011 are: [Panoramic sunroof and 17" Porto alloywheels] or [Premium package: pano sunroof, RNS315 GPS, MDI w/ipod cable, and17" Porto alloy wheels].

2012 changes

The RCD510 radio that comes standard in all TDI is now upgraded across all2012 models. It now comes with HD radio capability w/tagging.Thankfully, all models now come with the MDI ipod adapter. This was amajor source of confusion on earlier models. Late 2012 models will also get the phone menu on the radio display.

A running change is the removal of the 9w7 bluetooth module if you have the RNS-315 GPS system. This is because the RNS315 has an internal bluetooth. Changing the headunit will require retrofitting the 9w7 if you wish to maintain bluetooth functions.

The three packages for 2012: [base], [sunroof (comes with 17" wheels andsunroof)], and [sunroof + nav (adds the RNS315GPS and KESSY)]. See the next page for MSRP and invoice pricing.

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KESSY is keyless entry and start. If the key fob is within 3 feet of the doors or trunk and you pull the handle, it will unlock the doors. It also adds an engine start button so that the key never has to leave your pocket/purse to operate and open the car.

Some quirks to be aware of with KESSY: if you leave the key inside the car and lock it, it will unlock if someone pulls the door handle. If you leave the car and give the car to another driver with the engine running, it will continue to run. It will flash a message that the key is out of range and will not restart once they shut it off since the key is with you, not them. When locking the doors you press a button on the door handle. Don't put your hand inside the handle, just touch the button on the outside of the handle.

2013 changes

For 2013, all TDI now have misfueling adapters on the fuel tank filler neck (the metal tab and flaps). Narrower gasoline nozzles won't move the flaps and open the tab to allow you to insert the nozzle. You can now use truck stop high flow nozzles but because they have a fast flow rate, only use them at half speed or else you'll get a lot of foam. To view the 2013 JSW brochure in .pdf format, click here.

2014 changes

For 2014, the license plate lights use LED bulbs. All TDI get a backup camera including the RCD510 radio and RNS315 navigation.

Basic dimension comparisonof Jetta sedan and wagon vs. Golf and Audi A3
2009-10 Jetta TDI sedan2009-11 Jetta TDI sportwagen2010-11 Golf TDI2010-11 Audi A3 TDI
curb weight (lbs)32303230est 3020 (2 door)unknown, about 3350
length (in)179179165169
width (in)70707070
max cargo room (cu ft).67 +roofrack4656
drag coefficient.

2009 pricing
Invoice price on a 2009 base VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI was 22,503 w/manual, 23,602 for w/DSG.MSRP was 23,870 w/manual, 24,970 w/DSG.
Delivery was $650 (all prices are in US dollars).

Pricing for 2010 VW Jetta sportwagen station wagonTDI

Add $750destination to car price (mandatory) (prices for US only)

9w2 bluetooth (receive call only, no voice control, no phonebook, see 1000q:mk5 Bluetooth FAQ for more details) is standard on 2010 VW Jetta sportwagenTDI

MSRPinvoice pricenotes
2010 sportwagen VW Jetta TDI manual$24,615$22,915
2010 VW Jetta TDI sportwagen DSG$25,715$24,014DSG is automatic, see 1000q:DSG FAQ for more details
Factory options
Media Device Interface for ipod integration199176 option code uf8, see 1000q:ipod interface compatibility for more on this function
RNS 510 navigation system17901581option code pni, see 1000q:RNS 510 FAQ for description and functions
panoramic sunroof13001148option code 3fe, see page 2 for a demo
17" alloy wheel450398option code pji
rear lower side airbags350310option code 4x4, head rear curtain airbags standard
Port or dealer added options
rubber mat kit215165option code jmk, 4 mats+trunk liner
carpet mat kit215165option code jcm, 4 mats+trunk liner
mud flaps (splash guards)185135mud flaps
protection kit350265rubber mat kit + splash guards option code jpk
sport protection kit638410protection kit + front bumper lip spoiler, option code jtd

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How many miles will a TDI Jetta last? ›

How many miles can a Volkswagen Jetta last? The VW Jetta has been known to last for more than 200,000 miles when properly maintained. Most drivers put an average of 10,000 miles on their cars every year, so a car with 200,000 miles on the odometer can easily be over 20 years old.

Are 2014 TDI reliable? ›

The 2014 VW Jetta TDI's 2.0-liter turbo diesel is a fantastic engine with great torque and reliable efficiency. The DSG transmission features sport and manual modes that can be exploited for thrills.

What mk is a 2014 Jetta TDI? ›

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI 150 - Specifications (2014-)

It is part of the Mk6 generation Jetta. It's a facelift of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI 140. It's a front-wheel drive front-engined 4-door compact sedan with 5 seats.

Does the Golf and Jetta have the same engine? ›

The VW Golf and Jetta are two different cars for sale that appeal to different needs. The Jetta is a sedan, and the Golf is a hatchback. The Golf is motivated by a 1.40-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 147 horsepower, while the Jetta has a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 158 horsepower.

What year TDI is the best? ›

Speaking of reliable TDIs, the 2001-2003 models with manual transmissions are the best of the bunch. With reviews on high reliability, the models can be bought without a second thought. The classic 1.9 ALH TDI engine is considered the best TDI engine which was used in the 2001-2003 models.

Do jettas break down a lot? ›

Severity. The probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 10% for the Volkswagen Jetta, compared to an average of 11% for compact cars and 12% for all vehicle models. The average total annual cost for unscheduled repairs and maintenance across all model years of a vehicle.

Does 2014 Jetta have timing belt or chain? ›

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta with a 1.4L and 2.0L diesel engines have a timing belt while the 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.5L gas engines have a timing chain.

What year Jetta has transmission problems? ›

Shifting problems have been a common issue in many 1990-2012 and 2016 Jettas. Drivers report that their vehicles jerk when shifting from second to third gear, as well as suffer from a slipping transmission while moving at 35-50 miles an hour.

What year TDI recall? ›

Generation 2 engines in 2013–2016 models will be fixed under a recall covering 38,745 vehicles. The 2013–2014 Touareg, 2013–2014 Cayenne, and 2015 Q7, all with the so-called Generation 2.1 version of the 3.0-liter TDI V-6, will receive a software upgrade and a hardware fix.

Is VW 2.0 TDI a good engine? ›

The 2.0 TDI PD engine is praised for outstanding performance and low fuel consumption. The engine is mounted in a wide range of popular Vw Group models.

What VW diesel engine is best? ›

While Volkswagen has produced many very good diesel engines over the years, the “ALH” engine used between 1998 and 2006 is regarded as one of the best.

Does a 2014 Jetta TDI use def? ›

Engine design for the generation-two TDIs, or 2012–2014 Passats, differs from the third generation's but still uses DEF to curb emissions, so the fix for those vehicles will likely follow the same path as the 2015 models, relying on greater DEF dosing to lower NOx emissions.

Which is more expensive Jetta or Golf? ›

The 2019 Jetta is also noted for having an extremely smooth, well-handling ride. The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is more expensive, with slightly worse fuel-economy, but it has truly awesome cargo capabilities, with the possibility of a full 53.7 cubic feet in back.

What is better Passat or Jetta? ›

The VW Jetta has a lower starting price, but the VW Passat offers more standard equipment. The VW Jetta offers more fuel efficiency and an enthusiast-favorite six-speed manual transmission, but the VW Passat is more powerful. The VW Jetta is more agile, but the VW Passat is more spacious.

Whats faster GTI or Jetta? ›

The GTI is the faster of the pair with its turbo-4 putting out 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Both models get IQ.

Are SportWagen TDI reliable? ›

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Reliability Problems. Jetta SportWagen owners have made 48 complaints over 6 model years. Using our PainRank™ system we've ranked it 15th in overall reliability out of 25 VW models , with real interior and fuel system concerns.

Why are VW TDI so cheap? ›

TDIs Are Cheaper Than Ever

Partly due to all of the Dieselgate uncertainty and negative press, and partly due to the abundance of bought-back cars that need to find new homes, TDI models on the market right now are selling for about 30% less than they otherwise would be.

How long will a Golf TDI last? ›

A well-maintained TDI engine can actually last up to 400,000 to 500,000 miles.

Are jettas good in snow? ›

The Jetta will do very well in light to moderate snow, however to get the best possible performance we would advise investing in a good set of snow tires. Snow tires or winter tires will give you more traction which will make the FWD Jetta more reliable and safer to drive in deep snow and on icy roads.

What is the average lifespan of a Volkswagen Jetta? ›

Although some Jettas seem to go on forever the average one will last around 200,000 – 250,000 miles before major components may need replacing or the cost of repairs outweigh the cost of the vehicle.

Is it expensive to fix a VW Jetta? ›

A Volkswagen Jetta will cost about $5,622 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This beats the industry average for popular sedan models by $1,474. There is also a 16.86% chance that a Jetta will require a major repair during that time.

When should a timing belt be replaced on a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? ›

Many mechanics recommend replacing them every 70,000 to 100,000 miles.

How much does it cost to replace a timing chain on a Volkswagen Jetta? ›

The average cost for a Volkswagen Jetta timing chain tensioner replacement is between $1,617 and $1,931. Labor costs are estimated between $1,199 and $1,512 while parts are priced between $418 and $419. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

Does a 2014 VW TDI have a timing belt? ›

The 2.0 Liter TDI engine with CBEA engine code is driven by a timing belt system that links the cylinder head, camshafts, injector pump, and crankshaft to run in sync. This VW Jetta timing belt system consists of a wear-resistant, high strength, corded/molded rubber timing belt (a.k.a. VW Jetta toothed belt).

What is the most common problem on Volkswagen? ›

The most common problems seem to be transmission issues, such as trouble shifting, reverse gear failure, and strange noises in manual models. However, drivers have also complained about failures of the ignition coil, ignition wires, and spark plugs along with power window failure and coolant and oil leaks.

How much does a tune up cost for a Volkswagen Jetta? ›

When you take your Volkswagen in for a tune-up, you can expect it to cost you anywhere between $200 and $350.

How do I know if my VW transmission is bad? ›

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  4. Delays in Shifting. ...
  5. Surging Forward or Falling Back. ...
  6. Something's Burning. ...
  7. Leaking Fluid. ...
  8. Can't Back Up.

Will diesel be banned? ›

Are trucks, vans and other commercial vehicles also affected by the petrol and diesel ban? Yes, diesel vans and other commercial vehicles will be banned from 2030.

Which VW models are affected by diesel scandal? ›

It has identified the Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi A8L and Audi Q5 as being potentially affected.

What happened to recalled VW diesels? ›

What happened to those recalled VW diesels? Volkswagen was forced to buy back the affected cars and fix their emissions-cheating software and parts. The cars can now be sold again, often at absolutely killer prices.

When should a timing belt be changed on a 2.0 TDI? ›

2.0L TDI. The most recent recommend timing belt replacement interval for VW 2.0L TDI models is 80,000 miles.

How long will a 2.0 TDI engine last? ›

The main reason I purchased the VW Golf TDI is that with the diesel engine, life expectancy is 50-80% longer. A well-maintained diesel engine can easily go 400-500,000 miles.

Is the Jetta TDI reliable? ›

A good, used Jetta TDI, on the other hand, will easily last much longer and won't cost too much when repairs are needed. Repair Pal gave the Volkswagen Jetta a four out of five when it comes to reliability and estimates an average annual repair cost of $609.

Is 2.0 TDI better than 1.9 TDI? ›

The 1.9 is slightly more economical, the 2.0 is quicker revving, smoother, faster, quieter. The 1.9 only has a 5 speed box though. The 2.0 doesn't pull quite as well from low revs (the 1.9 is like a tank) but is less peaky.

Who makes VW TDI engines? ›

TDI engines are used in motor vehicles sold by the Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda marques, as well as boat engines sold by in Volkswagen Marine and industrial engines sold by Volkswagen Industrial Motor. The first TDI engine, a straight-five engine, was produced for the 1989 Audi 100 TDI sedan.

What does TDI stand for? ›

TDI stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection. Direct injection is when fuel is sprayed directly into a car's cylinder rather than delivered through an intake manifold. Direct injection diesel engines tend to be more efficient and produce less soot than older types of engines.

Can I use blue def instead of AdBlue? ›

Blue DEF can be used in place of any DEF OEM products. Blue DEF carries the same purity and composition guarantees as AdBlue. The product is ISO 22241, and American Petroleum Institute certified.

How many miles per gallon does a Volkswagen Jetta TDI get? ›

2015 Volkswagen Jetta
VehicleEPA Fuel EconomyEnergy Impact Score
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 L, 4 cyl, Manual 6-spd, Turbo, Diesel
35 MPG 30 44 combined city/hwy city hwy 2.9 gal/100 mi10.2 barrels/yr
508 miles Total Range
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 L, 4 cyl, Manual 5-spd, Turbo, Regular Gasoline
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What years are affected by VW recall? ›

Impacted Models
Volkswagen Beetle, Beetle Convertible (2013-2015)Audi A3 (2010-2015)
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen (2015)Audi A7 Quattro (2014-2016)
Volkswagen Jetta, Jetta SportWagen (2009-2014)Audi A8/A8L (2014-2016)
Volkswagen Passat (2012-2015)Audi Q5 (2014-2016)
Volkswagen Touareg (2009-2016)Audi Q7 (2009-2016)
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What is the fastest Jetta? ›

But if you push it then the 2019 Jetta GLI can do a top speed of 126 MPH before hitting its speed limiter.
8. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLISpecs
0-605.8 sec*
Top Speed126 MPH
Transmission6-speed manual, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
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What class of car is a Jetta? ›

Compact car

What is the difference between a GLI and a GTI? ›

The main difference between GTI and GLI is that GTI is a golf-style car that is comparatively shorter with a length of 168 inches, whereas GLI is a Jetta style car that is longer with a length of 179.3 inches. GTI has a torque of 258 lb. -ft at 1500 RPM, and GLI has a 207 lb. -ft at 1800 RPM.

Are Jettas and Golfs the same? ›

Are the Golf and Jetta the same car? No, the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Jetta are two different cars, but the VW Golf was discontinued in 2021. The Golf offers the convenience of a hatchback for transporting large items, and the Jetta offers the refinement of a sedan.

What are the different Jetta models? ›

What Are The Different VW Jetta Trim Levels? The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta sedan comes in five trim levels – S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium – as well as the GLI performance model.

Is a Jetta a compact or midsize car? ›

2021 Volkswagen Jetta

The famous Volkswagen Jetta is a Volkswagen midsize sedan model that sets the stage impeccably as only a fantastic compact car can.

What Volkswagens are fast? ›

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What does GTI stand for? ›

What does Volkswagen GTI stand for? GTI stands for Grand Touring Injection. Volkswagen uses for its direct fuel injection system. Over 40 years ago, GTI technology was first deployed in the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Is there a VW Jetta hybrid? ›

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Trim Configurations

Each Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is outfitted with a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine and 20-kW electric motor for a combined output of 170 hp. Front-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission are also standard on every Jetta Hybrid model.

Can a Jetta last 300000 miles? ›

Throughout the many years that the Jetta has been on the market, it's proven itself to be a long-lasting vehicle that's extremely durable. Some owners have even made it past the 300,000-mile mark on the original engine and transmission and you can find plenty of high mileage anecdotes across owner forums.

Can a Volkswagen last 300000 miles? ›

No. Most modern VW will not last , without being a money pit, until 250.000 miles(402.336 km's). It's 2021 , and most cars are design to withstand the elements up to 200k miles, if you service it yearly and follow the manufacturer recommended maintenance/replacement periods.

How long can a 2.0 TDI last? ›

VW/Audi 2.0 TDI Reliability

However, overall these engines are solid and we have seen many last over 200,000 miles without any major engine damage. Heck, we've even seen some running at 400,000 miles as if they were brand new.

Are VW TDI engines reliable? ›

Volkswagen 1.9L ALH TDI Diesel

These engines not only became known for their outstanding reliability, but also for the amazing fuel economy that they could achieve.

What is the average lifespan of a Volkswagen Jetta? ›

On average, a Volkswagen Jetta lasts between 160.000 – 185.000 miles. A Volkswagen Jetta has to go to the garage for unscheduled repairs 0.32 times a year with a 10% chance of severe problems. Furthermore, Jetta owners spend an average of $609 per year on repairs.

Are Volkswagen Jettas good in the snow? ›

The Jetta will do very well in light to moderate snow, however to get the best possible performance we would advise investing in a good set of snow tires. Snow tires or winter tires will give you more traction which will make the FWD Jetta more reliable and safer to drive in deep snow and on icy roads.

How many miles is too much for a Volkswagen? ›

Volkswagen cars typically last 100,000 to 150,000 miles or more if serviced and well maintained. Thus, VWs you buy today usually last longer than 10-year old models.

How many miles will a VW TDI engine last? ›

The main reason I purchased the VW Golf TDI is that with the diesel engine, life expectancy is 50-80% longer. A well-maintained diesel engine can easily go 400-500,000 miles.

Are Volkswagens good after 100k miles? ›

Volkswagen cars typically last around 150,000 miles as long as it is serviced and taken good care of. VW cars you buy today usually last longer than VWs that are just 10 years old as they are built better and easier to maintain.

Do Volkswagens hold their value? ›

Volkswagens are famous for consistently retaining their value. In fact, our retention rate after three years and/or 36,000km is well over the average. Our cars aren't just reliable: their superior technology means they withstand the test of time and are always in demand.

Does a 2014 VW TDI have a timing belt? ›

The 2.0 Liter TDI engine with CBEA engine code is driven by a timing belt system that links the cylinder head, camshafts, injector pump, and crankshaft to run in sync. This VW Jetta timing belt system consists of a wear-resistant, high strength, corded/molded rubber timing belt (a.k.a. VW Jetta toothed belt).

When should a timing belt be changed on a 2.0 TDI? ›

2.0L TDI. The most recent recommend timing belt replacement interval for VW 2.0L TDI models is 80,000 miles.

Is VW 2.0 TDI a good engine? ›

The 2.0 TDI PD engine is praised for outstanding performance and low fuel consumption. The engine is mounted in a wide range of popular Vw Group models.

Is Jetta SportWagen TDI reliable? ›

The VW Jetta TDI is very powerful, reliable, great on miles per gallon, and the Diesel engine really last forever : ) Highly recommend this car. Rating breakdown (out of 5): Comfort 4.0.

Why are VW TDI so cheap? ›

TDIs Are Cheaper Than Ever

Partly due to all of the Dieselgate uncertainty and negative press, and partly due to the abundance of bought-back cars that need to find new homes, TDI models on the market right now are selling for about 30% less than they otherwise would be.

Did VW fix the TDI? ›

On May 19, 2017, VW received approval to repair 2012–2014 Passat TDI models. A total of 84,391 cars are included, except those with manual transmissions; CARB said VW had not shown sufficient evidence that they will be made compliant. VW is awaiting approval to resell these vehicles as used cars.


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