2015 Volkswagen Jetta

At a Glance

Pricing $17,325 - $31,670
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.4l I4 HEV T, 1.8l I4 T, 2.0l I4, 2.0l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D
Transmissions A6, A7, M5, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 23-42 (city), 29-48 (highway)

The Jetta is Volkswagen's compact sedan that competes with top sellers like the Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze. Volkswagen offers the Jetta in a range of models from the budget friendly S to the GLI performance model and unique TDI. Like other entry-level models, the Jetta S cuts corners by omitting common features like cruise control and alloy wheels. As you climb the trim levels and options, the Jetta is priced competitively with its Japanese rivals. However, in the higher trim levels, there are roomier midsize cars available at the same price point. The high-performance GLI model equips a turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 200-bhp. One unique model in the Jetta range is the Jetta TDI. VW's turbodiesel model is rated at 30 MPG city, 42 MPG highway without the complexity of a hybrid powertrain. With twice the torque, the TDI is going to be more satisfying to drive than a complex hybrid or other high mileage alternative.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Jetta S 2.0l I4 (115-bhp) M5 FWD 24/34/28 49 $17,325
Jetta S 2.0l I4 (115-bhp) A6 FWD 23/29/26 49 $18,425
Jetta SE 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) M5 FWD 26/36/30 55 $18,995
Jetta SE 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 25/36/30 55 $19,420
Jetta Sport 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) M5 FWD 26/36/30 55 $20,895
Jetta Sport 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 25/36/30 55 $21,995
Jetta SEL 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 25/36/30 58 $25,380
Jetta TDI S 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 30/42/35 55 $21,640
Jetta TDI S 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 30/42/35 55 $22,740
Jetta TDI SE 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 30/42/35 55 $24,075
Jetta TDI SE 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 30/42/35 55 $25,175
Jetta TDI SEL 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 30/42/35 55 $25,175
Jetta TDI SEL 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 30/42/35 55 $26,410
Jetta GLI SE 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23/33/28 62 $26,920
Jetta GLI SE 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24/32/28 62 $28,080
Jetta GLI SEL 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 23/33/28 62 $29,280
Jetta GLI SEL 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) SM6 FWD 24/32/28 62 $30,380
Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium 1.4l I4 HEV T (170-bhp) A7 FWD 42/48/45 56 $31,670