Volkswagen Jetta

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

82
Priced From $15,365
MPG 29.0
Styles Reviewed
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Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2014 sedans 81
2012 sedans 85
2011 sedans 81
2010 sedans 85
2009 sedans 86
2008 sedans 84

About.com

07/15/14
2014-07-15
83
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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

With its roomy interior, the Jetta is a family-friendly alternative to fun-to-drive compacts like the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra GT and Ford Focus.

Motor Trend

12/23/11
2011-12-23
89
100

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Scott Mortara Scott Mortara Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Its softer, smoother, more compliant ride will likely bring in new customers as well as loyalists looking for something bigger and more refined. But for the Volkswagen purists, the Jetta GLI Autobahn is the car to have, offering more room and comfort from a car that’s still fun to drive.

About.com

08/24/11
2011-08-24
87
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The new Jetta GLI is what the old Jetta GLI was: The ultimate family-friendly (and budget-friendly) hot-rod. And just like the old Jetta GLI, I highly recommend it.

AutoGuide.com

01/18/12
2012-01-18
87
100

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Jeff Voth Jeff Voth Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The all-new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI impresses with a reasonable price and a ride quality equal to or better than its main competition. It should command a strong following of contented driving enthusiasts looking for fun, roominess and classic style all rolled into one exceptional package.

Car and Driver

08/26/11
2011-08-26
85
100

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K.C. Colwell K.C. Colwell Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Volkswagen might have hit a home run in blending so much of the GTI’s greatness into the newest Jetta’s roomy formula. And the appealing price should land it on many shoppers’ lists. Jetta redeemed, indeed.

Motor Trend

08/31/11
2011-08-31
85
100

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Mike Febbo Mike Febbo Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The GLI has all the features Jetta enthusiasts have been clamoring for, plus most of the traditional performance. It will appeal to the mass market with its supple, sport-tuned suspension and agreeable looks.

LeftLane News

09/02/11
2011-09-02
85
100

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Jack Baruth Jack Baruth 5.3 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

It will never compete head-on with the Evolutions and STIs of the world, so keep the options light and enjoy the car for what it is: a solid value, a delight to drive, and a GLI which absolutely earns the right to wear the letters.

CNET.com

02/03/12
2012-02-03
85
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The other Jetta models all get by with boring engine and transmission combinations, but the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is the exciting one. It has an inoffensive, mundane look, but proved practical, with plenty of trunk and comfortable cabin space.

Car and Driver

11/30/11
2011-11-30
81
100

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David Gluckman David Gluckman 6.6 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI sedan has lost some of its enthusiast focus in the transformation from niche player to volume-sales contender. This makes the driver’s choice easy, leaving us to wonder for whom, exactly, the GLI is intended.

Edmunds.com

10/06/11
2011-10-06
80
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is roomy and more affordable than ever. But there’s also not a whole lot to help this sedan stand out against other more dynamic competitors.

MotherProof.com

03/16/11
2011-03-16
87
100

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Courtney Messenbaugh Courtney Messenbaugh 6.8 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Tthe 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL is a fun, powerful car with a great sound system, heated seats, push-button start and a great navigation system for less than $25,000. On the whole, the 2011 Jetta is a solid car for a great price.

CarReview.com

08/17/10
2010-08-17
86
100

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Derek McNaughton Derek McNaughton Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

If you have rejected the Jetta as too small for family work, VW offers for your consideration its newly enlarged version for 2011. And driving the latest Jetta is a pleasurable experience.

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