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 models 81
2013 models 86
2012 models 85
2011 models 81
2010 models 84
2009 models 84
2008 models 84

About.com

07/15/14
2014-07-15
83
100

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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.

Edmunds.com

10/24/12
2012-10-24
86
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon/CUV

With its versatility and cargo capacity, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is in a class of its own and makes a great alternative to SUVs and crossovers.

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

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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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

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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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.

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