2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Road Test Specs

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 6-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2010
StyleSportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
Base MSRP$26,465
Options on test vehicleDVD Satellite Navigation System ($1,790)
As-tested MSRP$28,255


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,968cc (120 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)16.5
Redline (rpm)5,100
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)140 @ 4,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)236 @ 1,750
Transmission typeSix-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.46; II: 2.05; III: 1.30; IV: 0.90; V: 0.90; VI: 0.76; R: 3.99; FINAL I: 4.12; FINAL II: 3.04


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.4:1
Tire brandHankook
Tire modelOptimo
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front205/55R16 91H
Tire size, rear205/55R16 91H
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)8.9
0-75 mph (sec.)13.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 82.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)129
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)64.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)46.0
@ Full throttle (dB)70.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)59.1

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSport mode does shave significant time from the Jetta's acceleration runs but does so without any significant disadvantages. Shifts are still smooth and comfortable. Shouldn't it always shift like this? Best run in Drive. Mild brake torque seems to help a bit off the line, but it's easy to get too aggressive, which slows things down.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsLots of squish in the pedal, but no appreciable degradation of braking performance throughout all stops.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsAs per the norm at VW, stability control cannot be fully disabled, which is frustrating. Turning it "off" does somewhat loosen the reins such that better numbers can be had, but there's no getting too out of shape here. Handling is predictably understeery around the skid pad, which makes control easy through the slalom, but not terribly quick.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)55.25
Wind (mph, direction)5.8

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)30 city/42 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)30.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,285
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,358
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57.9/42.1
Length (in.)179.4
Width (in.)70.1
Height (in.)59.2
Wheelbase (in.)101.5
Track, front (in.)60.7
Track, rear (in.)59.6
Turning circle (ft.)35.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.1
Legroom, rear (in.)35.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.4
Headroom, rear (in.)38.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)32.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)66.9


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver4 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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