2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 VW Jetta TDI: Rev Matching

September 27, 2011


Our long-term 2011 VW Jetta TDI just might be the least sporty car in our fleet. I'm being completely serious when I say that I think our Sienna minivan could take it on Glendora Mountain Road.

And yet, the Jetta's DSG transmission is one of the few gearboxes in our fleet that matches revs on downshifts. And it does this very, very well. Go figure.

Basically, VW engineered the Jetta's transmission for enthusiasts, but not the rest of the car.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 11,404 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in VA is:

$127 per month*
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