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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LeftLane News

11/09/10
2010-11-09
83
100

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz 5.5 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Certainly class-competitive – and class-leading in many ways – the Jetta is finally in tune with its rivals, for better or worse. The latest design isn’t the most fun nor the most upscale compact sedan, but it does many things very well.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

02/04/11
2011-02-04
79
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Even if the new Jetta did sound and feel expensive, it looks cheap, especially on the inside. To top it off, the car has been noticeably cheapened, but when decently equipped it’s not actually cheaper.

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.

Popular Mechanics

07/26/10
2010-07-26
83
100

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G.E. Anderson G.E. Anderson Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The 2011 Jetta is worth serious consideration, provided you opt for the 2.0-liter TSI or TDI engines. It offers more rear legroom than either the Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla. It’s available with a diesel engine for $22,995.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

08/06/10
2010-08-06
78
100

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Edward Niedermeyer Edward Niedermeyer Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The new Jetta then, is not a budget taste of German sports-sedan nirvana, but a more value-oriented commuter. Lean back in your faux-leather “V-Tex” seat, and cruise in the detached American style, and you’ll not be wildly disappointed.

Consumer Guide

08/06/10
2010-08-06
78
100

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Ed Piotrowski Ed Piotrowski Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The Jetta is let down by too-obvious cost cutting. It also suffers from a driving experience that’s not nearly as enjoyable as its predecessor. This car gives up too much of the character usually associated with the brand.

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.

Detroit Free Press

09/23/10
2010-09-23
79
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The soporific 2011 Jetta has the visual flair of a beige ceiling and the steering feel of a Novocain smoothie. It’s a far cry from the taut and responsive small cars VW usually builds. The roomy and practical Jetta does offer a long list of features, however.

Scripps News

09/23/10
2010-09-23
80
100

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Frank A. Aukofer Frank A. Aukofer Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The Jetta is all new, with a lower price, and has been reconfigured to go fender to fender against everything that the lucrative and competitive compact family sedan class has to offer

Ward's Autos

10/01/10
2010-10-01
81
100

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Byron Pope Byron Pope Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

VW accomplished its goal of creating a truly new design. But in doing so, the Jetta has lost the Teutonic character that set it apart from the pack. And the lack of Teutonic character carries over into the driving experience.

MSNBC

10/23/10
2010-10-23
77
100

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Dan Carney Dan Carney Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

VW’s customers want lavish cabin appointments, communicative steering, competent independent rear suspension and standard rear disc brakes.The all-new, designed for America, dumbed-down, decontented, Corolla-wannabe 2011 Jetta delivers none of these things.

Los Angeles Times

10/27/10
2010-10-27
82
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

The character and content of the Jetta have changed. The old-school Jetta with its class and execution are no more. In its place is a mainstream, American take on economical; plenty of functional space and puritanical efficiency without offending or exciting anyone.

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