2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

At a Glance

Pricing $18,999 - $27,090
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D, 2.5l I5
Transmissions A6, M5, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 20-30 (city), 29-41 (highway)

The Jetta Sportwagen replaces the trunk of the Jetta with a large cargo area accessible through a hatch. A cleanly styled interior features a simple and comfortable layout. The standard engine is a 170hp, 2.5L inline 5-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual and optional six-speed automatic transmission. The SEL model features a 200hp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder. The SportWagen also offers a rare diesel engine option. The torquey 2.0L diesel turns in impressive EPA ratings of 30 city / 41 hwy. Those numbers are hard to match in any other car with the utility. The Jetta is in general a good value, but at the upper end of the model range, the roomier Passat becomes a very attractive alternative.

What Changed:

The Jetta hasn't offered a wagon version since the last redesign in 2006. The SportWagen (Golf Variant in other markets) replaces the trunk of the Jetta with a large cargo area accessible through a hatch.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Jetta SportWagen S 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) M5 FWD 21/30/25 $18,999
Jetta SportWagen S 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 20/29/24 $20,099
Jetta SportWagen SE 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) M5 FWD 21/30/25 $21,349
Jetta SportWagen SE 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 20/29/24 $22,449
Jetta SportWagen SEL 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) M6 FWD 21/31/26 $25,990
Jetta SportWagen SEL 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp) SM6 FWD 22/29/25 $27,090
Jetta SportWagen TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) M6 FWD 30/41/35 $23,590
Jetta SportWagen TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) SM6 FWD 29/40/34 $24,690