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Key specs

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  • Wagon

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  • 26 combined mpg

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  • 5 seats

  • 179.4" length, 59.2" height

  • Front-wheel drive

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Overview

4.6

(47 reviews)

The good:

  • Elegant, if understated, design
  • Supportive front seats
  • Solid, planted feel in corners
  • Roomy backseat
  • Big trunk

The bad:

  • Less focus on interior quality
  • Throttle lag from a standing start with automatic
  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Awkward reach to adjust front-seat backrest

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Notable features

  • New GLI version for 2012
  • Low starting price
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Wagon body style

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Volkswagen Jetta has long been a premium offering in the compact-sedan segment, but with its redesign last year, VW aimed to make it a more mainstream model by including a new low-priced version in the lineup. Available with a gas or diesel engine, the five-seat Jetta is offered in sedan and wagon body styles. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Ford Focus.
New for 2012
The Jetta lineup expands for 2012 with the addition of a high-performance GLI model that’s powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder. In addition, the SEL trim adds a Fender premium stereo.
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Exterior
The Jetta’s styling is conservative but handsome, and the car forgoes rounded design elements in favor of more angular, creased sheet metal. Rectangular headlights flank the grille. The sedan’s profile is clean-looking but not particularly memorable, and Audi-esque taillights finish off the car’s rear. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels
  • Standard power-operated heated side mirrors
  • Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
  • Available body-colored side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
  • Available moonroof, fog lights and chrome accents

Interior
The Jetta has seating for five. The 60/40-split backseat folds if you need to carry large items that won’t fit in the 15.5-cubic-foot trunk. Overall, the sedan’s interior isn’t as upscale as previous Volkswagens, and that may disappoint some current VW owners who are accustomed to the brand’s use of premium materials and its attention to detail. Standard S trim level features include air conditioning, a four-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary jack and power windows that have a one-touch up/down feature. Interior features include:

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  • SE models include simulated leather upholstery, cruise control, floormats, center console storage, a center armrest for backseat passengers, a trunk pass-through and illuminated visor mirrors
  • Available SE features include heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and satellite radio
  • SEL models include a touch-screen navigation system, trip computer and driver-side lumbar adjustment

Under the Hood
A 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder is the base engine. A 170-hp, 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder gas engine is available, as is a diesel four-cylinder. Mechanical feature include:

  • TDI version’s turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder makes 140 hp and 236 pounds-feet of torque
  • Gas engines drive a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission
  • Diesel engine pairs with a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch transmission

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Active front head restraints

GLI
True to the GLI moniker’s heritage, the Jetta’s uplevel trim packs higher performance and premium features. Under the hood is the automaker’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which makes the same 200 hp and 207 pounds-feet of torque that it did in the prior-generation Jetta GLI. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic optional.

Other enhancements include a sport-tuned four-wheel independent suspension; lesser Jettas employ a semi-independent rear suspension. Bolstered sport seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a touch-screen stereo are standard. Dual-zone automatic climate control, heated faux leather upholstery and a Fender premium stereo are optional.

Exterior styling changes include a honeycomb grille, vertical fog lamps that mimic those on VW’s turbocharged GTI hatchback, smoked taillights and dual exhaust tips. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with 18-inch alloys optional. Back to top

Consumer reviews

4.6

(47 reviews)

95% of drivers recommend this car

Rating breakdown (out of 5):

  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

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4.7

I love my VW

March 3, 2022

By John H from Winfield, IA

Owns this car

I bought mine this past fall with 7xxxx miles on it. What sold me on it besides the awesome fuel mileage was the storage. I'm 5'9ish and 235 lbs but with seats down I can sleep comfortably in the back with room to spare. Also was wife enough to load a 65" tv in the box with out issue.(you'd be surprised at the SVUs that were too narrow. I've driven this car in all weather with no problems. The only things I don't like are few. The compartment in front of the gear shift is too small for my hand and is too close to gearshift. The compartment between the seats is I have the same issue. I have put stuff in there and can not retrieve because of the size. I also wish the rear rear seat headrests were easier to remove as that's is required to fully put the seats down. Everything else about this car I love

Rating breakdown (out of 5):

  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car

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5.0

Best car I've owned to date!

December 16, 2020

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By EuroCarFan from Philadelphia, PA

Owns this car

After driving Explorer, Avalanche, and several others, the SportWagen was by far the best value for my money. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. Has plenty of go, and handles very sporty on the road. The ride is super smooth and quiet. It's just the right size, you can do everything from golf clubs, ski equipment, etc...has very comfortable seats and is loaded with technology! I averaged 35 mpg highway since the day i got it. If you're looking for a used car that drives like a sporty sedan but has the storage capacity of a medium SUV, put this one on your short list to test drive.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):

  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car

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Quick comfy little car.

October 31, 2020

By Rc from Houston, Tx

Owns this car

Decent features huge pano roof. Fast for a 5 cylinder and comfy to drive. Great stereo and a lot of legroom for taller people. Black on black colors.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):

  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 3.0
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen

New car program benefits

Bumper-to-bumper

36 months/36,000 miles

Corrosion

144 months/unlimited distance

Powertrain

60 months/60,000 miles

Maintenance

36 months/36,000 miles

Roadside assistance

36 months/36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned program benefits

Maximum age/mileage

MY 2016-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles

Basic warranty terms

Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty

Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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FAQs

Is Jetta SportWagen 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.

How long will a Jetta SportWagen 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.

How many miles does a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta get? ›

2012 Volkswagen Jetta
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl, 2.0 L, Automatic (S6)
32 combined city/highway MPG 29 city 39 highway 3.1 gals/ 100 milesView Estimates How can I share my MPG?
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Are 2012 Volkswagens fuel efficient? ›

The sedan and wagon versions with the manual transmission get 30/42-mpg ratings, and so does the automatic-equipped sedan. With the automatic, the wagon earns EPA-rated mileage of 29/39 mpg.

What year Jetta is most reliable? ›

Buyers looking for a newer Jetta will have a lot to love with the 2017 year. At Consumer Reports, the 2017 VW Jetta is one of the top-rated years with a reliability rating of 4 out of 5. The 2017 Jetta offers a fun driving personality, roomy backseat and trunk, excellent driver visibility, and affordability.

Are Jetta expensive to maintain? ›

Overall - the Volkswagen Jetta has yearly car maintenance costs total to $609 .

Are Volkswagen Jetta good on gas? ›

Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy. The Volkswagen Jetta is a fuel-efficient sedan that is both reliable, practical, and affordable. With an estimated combined highway and city of 35 miles per gallon, the 2022 Jetta is an excellent option for car buyers seeking a fuel-efficient car for sale.

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.

When did they stop making Jetta wagons? ›

Production of the VW SportWagen and Alltrack Comes to an End

After the 2019 model year, Volkswagen is discontinuing sales of the Golf SportWagen and the Golf Alltrack in the United States.

What are the most common problems with VW Jetta? ›

Here are some of the most common ones:
  • Body Problems. ...
  • Harsh Shifting on Automatic Transmission Jettas. ...
  • Window Regulator Failure. ...
  • Unusual Odor from HVAC Vents. ...
  • Electrical Issues. ...
  • Contaminated Air Bag Clock Spring. ...
  • ABS Module Failure. ...
  • Coolant and Oil Leaks.
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What year Jetta has transmission problems? ›

Volkswagen recalled 2013-2014 VW Jetta Hybrid models that were manufactured October 2012 through October 2013, and were equipped with a DQ-200 direct-shift gearbox. It seems that fluid additives used in the transmission may cause internal components to corrode.

Are jettas good after 100k 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.

Which Volkswagen Jetta gets the best gas mileage? ›

Which Volkswagen Is the Most Fuel Efficient? The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is the most fuel-efficient model in the 2022 VW lineup, returning up to 43 highway mpg.

Which VW has the best gas mileage? ›

The Jetta is considered to be the most fuel-efficient car from Volkswagen, as evidenced by statistics from FuelEconomy.gov.

Are Volkswagens more expensive to insure? ›

While Volkswagens may not be the cheapest vehicles, they are usually affordable to insure due to their many safety features.

Are jettas good cars to buy? ›

The Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $609 which means it has average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe and less frequent than the average car, so the Jetta is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Which VW is the most reliable? ›

Out of all VW models, the Volkswagen Golf is said to be one of the most reliable and a great all-round car for drivers who are looking for comfort, convenience and long term reliability.

Why is the Volkswagen Jetta a good car? ›

The Jetta has easy-to-use controls, great fuel economy, and a relatively spacious cabin. A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission is shared with the new Taos SUV. Fuel economy was excellent at 34 mpg overall when we tested it with the previous 1.4-liter turbo.

Do Volkswagens cost a lot to repair? ›

Median Volkswagen Maintenance Cost

Volkswagen came in at #22, costing an average of $7,800 in maintenance over the course of the car's first decade. This is less expensive than Ford, Chevrolet, Jeep, and Kia. It's less than $600 more than vehicles from Nissan, Mazda, and Honda.

How much does it cost to replace a VW Jetta transmission? ›

VW Jetta Transmission Cost

The cost of a new VW Jetta transmission could be over $3,500 depending on the vehicle, however, transmission services such as fluid changes and a transmission fluid flush are considerably less lavish, in some cases costing less than $150.

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.

Do jettas need premium gas? ›

Volkswagen vehicles do not require premium gas. However, many Volkswagen vehicles, like the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, are equipped with turbocharged engines. Turbocharged engines run best when fueled with high octane fuel, which is found in premium gas.

How many miles can a Volkswagen Jetta go on a full tank? ›

If you got a 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, which can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 40 MPG on the highway1 and drove it on the highway only under ideal conditions, you could drive for 567 miles without having to fill up. If you were traveling through the city instead, you should be able to go over 382 miles on one tank.

Why is my Jetta using so much gas? ›

Failing oxygen sensors and air filters are a few of the top reasons why gas mileage suffers in some VWs. As we mentioned before, the right fuel-to-oxygen ratio is critical for optimal combustion and ignition. If the ratio is off due to insufficient oxygen levels, then fuel consumption can skyrocket.

Is Jetta FWD or AWD? ›

The VW Jetta features front-wheel drive but keeps you safe and in control with a variety of reliable features. For example, Electronic Stability Control comes standard and constantly monitors your drive.

What is the cold weather package on a Jetta? ›

The Cold Weather Package includes a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated wiper park, heater washer nozzles, and remote start. Take advantage of this option, which will come standard on the 2020 SEL and SEL Premium models, and will be available to add-on when you go for the SE or R-Line trims.

Is Jetta fun to drive? ›

There's good reason to love the Jetta. Not only is it always fun to drive but the interior is all about customization.

What does Jetta mean in German? ›

Many of Volkswagen's most famous models are named after winds. The Golf refers to the Gulf Stream, Jetta is German for "jet stream," Passat means "trade wind," the Scirocco is named after Sirocco, a Mediterranean wind, and the Polo references polar winds.

What is the best selling VW? ›

VW's historical best-seller, the Golf was dethroned as VW's best-selling model in 2018 when the Polo recorded worldwide deliveries of 835,000 units. Both models were outperformed by the Tiguan model one year on: Volkswagen delivered around 778,000 Tiguans in 2019 and more than 549,000 units in 2021.

What happened to the VW SportWagen? ›

Volkswagen has officially announced that the compact Golf hatchback will be discontinued in the U.S. after the 2021 model year. We heard rumors that this might happen in 2019 when VW discontinued the Golf SportWagen and Alltrack. So, the decision to kill off the Golf isn't that surprising.

Is there a recall on Jetta? ›

(Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Jetta and Jetta GLI vehicles. The air bag control module was welded in the incorrect position. Incorrect positioning of the air bag control module can cause the vehicle's air bags to deploy improperly during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Do Volkswagen Jettas have electrical problems? ›

The Volkswagen Jetta has known issues with electrical problems. The usual cause is down to loose wiring. Most of the time the loose wiring can be found behind the dashboard.

Is a Volkswagen Jetta a safe car? ›

Volkswagen Jetta Safety Award

The 2020 VW Jetta received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To earn this highly respected title, a vehicle must pass comprehensive frontal, side, and rollover tests.

Do Jettas have timing belts? ›

When dealing with crucial timing belt service, err on the side of caution and change your VW Jetta timing belt every 75,000 miles. It is our recommendation to closely inspect all timing belt components before the recommended interval. Play it safe, changing your timing belt may seem expensive.

Who makes Jetta engines? ›

Volkswagen Jetta (A6)
Volkswagen Jetta (A6, Typ 1B)
Powertrain
EnginePetrol: 1.2 L TSI I4 1.4 L TSI I4 1.6 L MPI I4 1.8 L TSI I4 2.0 L MPI I4 2.0 L TSI I4 2.5 L MPI I5 Petrol hybrid: 1.4 L TSI I4 Diesel: 1.6 L TDI I4 2.0 L TDI I4
Transmission5-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed automatic 7-speed 0AM DSG
Dimensions
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How long does a VW transmission last? ›

From the reports we've received, the average automatic transmission lasts around 150,000 to 200,000 miles.

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 engine last? ›

Most Volkswagen engines on today's roads are designed to last as far as over 100 000 miles. This explains why mileage is used as the main factor when it comes to evaluating the duration of an engine.

What is replacing the Volkswagen at 100k miles? ›

In all likelihood, your transmission fluid, oil, coolant, power steering fluid, and brake fluid will all require to be replaced during your 100,000 mile maintenance appointment.

Are Volkswagen good on fuel? ›

The 2019 VW Golf can earn up to 37 highway mpg,* while other fuel-efficient Volkswagen models like the e-Golf, Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen give Connecticut drivers the fuel-efficient car that they desire. For style and efficiency all rolled into one, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat can earn up to 36 highway mpg.

Are Volkswagens good high mileage cars? ›

It's true – VWs of all shapes and sizes are some of the longest-lasting, most reliable vehicles you'll ever find on the roads today, which is why you see them used well beyond 200,000 miles on a regular basis.

What car has the best gas mileage and reliability? ›

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars
RankMake & ModelOverall mpg
1Honda Accord Hybrid EX47
2Toyota Camry Hybrid LE47
3Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL44
4Kia K5 LXS32
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Is Audi or Volkswagen better? ›

They have similar price tags and dimensions but excel in different categories. The Audi gets slightly better mileage and better torque, but the Volkswagen pulls ahead with more passenger space, a better automatic transmission, and a more powerful engine.

Do VW hold their value? ›

Despite Volkswagen's spotty reputation for reliability - the brand fairs poorly in J.D. Powers' annual rankings of long-term dependability - its cars hold their value well. At base, Volkswagen is simply the most affordable European brand you can get in this country.

Is Jetta cheap to insure? ›

How much does Volkswagen Jetta insurance cost? The average VW insurance cost is $262 a month — or $3,138 a year. With a base price of $21,595, the annual insurance cost–to–base car price ratio is 14.5%.

Is a Jetta considered a sports car? ›

As it is evident from a variety of factors, VW Jetta is not a sports car. It is a compact car available in hatchback, sedan, and five-door wagon/estate body styles. It does not possess the design or the engine specs to be categorized into the sports car category.

Are VW wagons reliable? ›

The recent ratings carried out by 2021 Consumer Reports give each brand an average reliability ranking and in this the Volkswagen scored fairly high. The brand was ranked in 24th place with a score of 36 points.

Is the Volkswagen Jetta a good reliable car? ›

The Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $609 which means it has average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe and less frequent than the average car, so the Jetta is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

What happened to the VW SportWagen? ›

Volkswagen has officially announced that the compact Golf hatchback will be discontinued in the U.S. after the 2021 model year. We heard rumors that this might happen in 2019 when VW discontinued the Golf SportWagen and Alltrack. So, the decision to kill off the Golf isn't that surprising.

How long do jettas usually last? ›

Some Jetta models have even exceeded the 200,000-mile mark with only a few issues. If we use the 100,000-mile mark as an indicator, the average VW Jetta will last about 7.5 years. Many Jetta models could very well reach 10 years with few issues!

What are common problems with Volkswagen? ›

The Most Common Problems With Volkswagen Vehicles
  • Overactive Check Engine Light. ...
  • Oil Problems. ...
  • Coolant Leaks. ...
  • Vehicle Overheating. ...
  • Suspension Issues.
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Which 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.

What are the cons of Volkswagen? ›

Reasons Not to Buy a 2021 Volkswagen Golf – The Cons
  • The Golf Is Missing All-Wheel Drive. All-wheel drive is a popular feature for compact crossover vehicles and hatchbacks like the Golf. ...
  • The Base Engine Lacks Passing Power. ...
  • Its Design Isn't for Everyone. ...
  • This Will Be Its Last Year.

What are the most common problems with VW Jetta? ›

Here are some of the most common ones:
  • Body Problems. ...
  • Harsh Shifting on Automatic Transmission Jettas. ...
  • Window Regulator Failure. ...
  • Unusual Odor from HVAC Vents. ...
  • Electrical Issues. ...
  • Contaminated Air Bag Clock Spring. ...
  • ABS Module Failure. ...
  • Coolant and Oil Leaks.
12 Jun 2022

What year Jetta has transmission problems? ›

Volkswagen recalled 2013-2014 VW Jetta Hybrid models that were manufactured October 2012 through October 2013, and were equipped with a DQ-200 direct-shift gearbox. It seems that fluid additives used in the transmission may cause internal components to corrode.

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.

When was the Jetta SportWagen discontinued? ›

For the first time in decades, Volkswagen will not be offering a wagon for American markets. After the 2019 model year, Volkswagen is discontinuing sales of the Golf SportWagen and the Golf Alltrack in the United States.

Can you sleep in a VW SportWagen? ›

Can you Sleep inside a Volkswagen Golf, Alltrack or Sportwagen?

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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Are jettas good after 100k 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.

How often do jettas need oil changes? ›

You should have your Volkswagen Jetta oil changed every 5,000-7,000 miles. However, if you don't keep track of the miles on your odometer, there are a few other ways to tell that it's time to have your oil changed.

Are Volkswagen Jetta good on gas? ›

Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy. The Volkswagen Jetta is a fuel-efficient sedan that is both reliable, practical, and affordable. With an estimated combined highway and city of 35 miles per gallon, the 2022 Jetta is an excellent option for car buyers seeking a fuel-efficient car for sale.

The 2012 VW Jetta delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans; skip the cost-cutter base versions in favor of the TDI or the GLI for a distinctive choice in the... Find out why the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is rated 7.8 by The Car Connection experts.

We're still enthusiastic about the TDI's 42-mpg fuel economy, especially in the SportWagen, which rides on the last-gen Jetta platform and still carries a torch for old-school VW interiors (and tight back seats)--and this year it gets a sunroof and navigation package, making it a great long-distance tourer.. Volkswagen's taken flak for the tepid styling of the 2012 Jetta, and while it doesn't move mountains this model year, it moves the needle a bit with the deft little touches that transform the basic four-door into a GLI.. Volkswagen's 2012 Jetta lineup now offers four powerplants and three transmissions, but we'll make it simple for you--take the TDI or GLI.. A decent value when kept simple, the pricier five-cylinder Jetta sedans can't compete with 270-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinders found in the Sonata and Optima for just a few hundred dollars more, and it's not as frugal as the fours in the most expensive Elantra, Cruze or Focus compacts.. The Jetta sedan we admire most offers VW’s clean-diesel TDI.. Like the sedan it comes standard with a somewhat notchy manual transmission, but instead of the conventional six-speed automatic coupled to gas engines, the TDI comes with a version of VW's dual-clutch transmission.. On these versions of the Jetta sedan, the mechanical simplicity of its non-independent rear suspension shows through a little bit, when compared to the sweeter handling of past versions and other current Jetta models.. The first is the Jetta GLI, the turbocharged Jetta with 200 horsepower emanating from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder.. The Jetta GLI gets those manners from a different rear suspension than other models.. The latest VW Jetta sedan is larger than its predecessors, and splits the size difference between many of the most popular compact and mid-size sedans.. Volkswagen's raised the base price of the 2012 Jetta sedan for the new model year, and added more features in new trim levels, while the SportWagen continues on with just a few minor changes, at a price point significantly higher than the base sedan.. Jetta TDI sedans are equipped like the SE, adding in the dual-clutch transmission and a touchscreen navigation system as an option.. On the new top Jetta, the GLI, the standard gear starts with a turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed manual, with an option for VW's excellent DSG transmission with paddle controls.. In either wagon or sedan Jettas, it's pegged at 24/31 mpg with the six-speed automatic, or at 23/33 mpg with the five-speed manual.. The GLI is the newest Jetta, a sedan with the 200-horsepower turbocharged four well-known to VW fans.

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The compartment between the seats is I have the same issue.. Everything else about this car I love. If you're looking for a used car that drives like a sporty sedan but has the storage capacity of a medium SUV, put this one on your short list to test drive.. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car. The black leather seats are comfortable and looks great.. The VW Jetta TDI is very powerful, reliable, great on miles per gallon, and the Diesel engine really last forever : ). Highly recommend this car.. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car. The car is reliable.. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car. Excellent mileage w/ diesel, handles well. Not for big people, however or backroads. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car. Purchased a Used car Used for Commuting Does recommend this car

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As one would expect from a German-engineered car, the Jetta SportWagen is a great driver’s car.. 2.0-liter TDI Diesel Engine. The Jetta’s 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine promises to be the star of the SportWagen engine lineup.. To this the TDI adds a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 115-volt rear outlet and a multifunction steering wheel with audio controls.. Our editors drive and live with a given vehicle.. (Whether that purpose is commuting efficiently to and from work in the city, keeping your family safe, making you feel like you’ve made it to the top — or that you’re on your way — or making you feel like you’ve finally found just the right partner for your lifestyle.). Ok car.. The lithium battery carries the load much of the time and the car uses very, very little gas.. Was this review helpful?00 Compare to Similar Vehicles. Power Windows Rear Window Defroster 12V Power Outlet Power Outlet Tilt Steering Wheel Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel. Is the Volkswagen Jetta 2012 a good vehicle?. What is the MPG for a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta?

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta isn't the snazziest or most exciting compact car, but it's very refined for its class and enjoys a roomy cabin and a big trunk.

Front Anti-Roll Bar Diameter (inches). Front Wheel Size (inches). 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake. Radio: MIB3 Discover Media w/8" Touchscreen Nav -inc: AM/FM/HD Radio and WMA/MP3/FLAC player w/USB-C, voice control, BeatsAudio premium surround system w/subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity (for compatible devices), SiriusXM w/360L (w/3-month trial subscription; 360L services require acceptance of Car-Net terms), capability for in-vehicle 4G LTE enabled Wi-Fi (cellular data plan required; includes limited trial), capability for VW Car-Net services (capabilities for certain services vary; requires enrollment or subscription), App-Connect smartphone integration (w/Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink) via USB, wireless App-Connect smartphone integration (for compatible devices) w/multi-phone pairing capability and wireless inductive charger (for compatible devices). Heated & Actively Ventilated Fr Comfort Spt Seats -inc: power adjustable driver's seat w/height and lumbar support adjustment, driver's seat position memory, manually adjustable front passenger seat w/lumbar padding (non-adjustable), and heated front seat (outboard seating positions) w/separate controls. 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Heated Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat. Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking) and Rear Traffic Alert. Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is a compact car with higher maintenance and ownership costs than other cars on the market.

My check engine light comes on a lot, breaks squeak, car is really low to the ground, my battery dies a good bit, car scrapes because of how low it is to the ground my sunroof got stuck when I first got the car and it cost like 800 to fit it at dealership so I had to go to some crappy mechanics that did it for 200.. It is a comfy ride, great as a commuter car and all around a reliable vehicle.. Car runs great and receives great gas mileage.. I have a Volkswagen Jetta, and this car was my first car.. My vehicle is very dependable, quick, slick, and overall the best car for your first car.. Great reliable cruising around car.. Fuel efficient car and very comfortable although during summer the leather seats can be a bit much but all around great car.. Jetta VW great car, reliable and safe.. It is a pretty reliable car, that has alot of power for a very small car.

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