Will The Bikes Fit? - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Will The Bikes Fit?

October 03, 2011

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I needed to get two bikes into the Jetta yesterday, as one was headed to the bike shop and then I'd continue on with the other to do a ride up Glendora Mountain Road to Mount Baldy Village. Honestly wasn't sure they would both fit in the Jetta, but figured why not give it a shot?

Thankfully the rear seats fold down, but they are far from flat. Luckily, the pass-through is relatively large, especially for a car the size of the Jetta. So I thought I had a chance.

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The mountain bike took up quite a bit of space, and I knew the crank and pedal could get in the way of the other bike.

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But after a nice bit of padding, the road bike slid in no problem at all. The Jetta's wide and tall pass-through is what made the difference here. Definitely a good idea to put the bulkier mountain bike in first, and the lighter road bike in second, if you're going to do the stack-fest.

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And no, we won't be getting a bike rack for the long-term Jetta.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 11,798 miles.

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