Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta
List price range
$3,995 - $7,850

Pros

  • Diverse selection of strong engines, upscale look and feel, comfortable seats, impressive cargo capacity in both body styles, pleasant ride.

Cons

  • Below-average fuel economy with 2.5-liter engine, small backseat compared to midsize competitors.

Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2009 S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
113,474 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
S PZEV
List$5,418
Est.Loan: $111/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009
104,198 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
S
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$4,695
Est.Loan: $96/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009
110,075 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
Wolfsburg Edition PZEV
List$6,489
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
82,612 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
SE
List$6,703
Est.Loan: $137/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
63,402 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
SE
Auto Expo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
104,102 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
SE
Ammoury Auto
18.8 mi away
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
85,915 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
SE
List$7,000
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
126,125 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
S
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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2009 VW JETTA 125K MILES POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER STEERING AUTOMATIC 2.5 LITER LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~90 DAY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY INCLUDED~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit Universal Auto Sales online at www.universalautosales.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-901-1880 today to schedule your test drive.
Volkswagen Jetta 2009 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
142,227 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
S
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Bob Ruth Ford
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
66,372 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
SE
Lancaster Mazda
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Volkswagen Jetta 2009 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
94,005 miles
Used 2009
Volkswagen Jetta
SE PZEV
Ammoury Auto
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The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta remains the only discount-price European sedan. This year's return of the wagon and TDI models makes the Jetta an even more attractive choice.

vehicle overview

For decades now, the Volkswagen Jetta has existed in its own special niche. It may seem like an oxymoron, but this compact VW has made a name for itself by being an upscale economy car. Although roughly the same size as econoboxes from the United States and Japan, the Jetta has long exuded a sense of solidity and refinement in line with illustrious fellow Germans sporting fancier badges.

The latest-generation Volkswagen Jetta, which debuted four years ago, carries on this tradition. It's a little deficient in the "cool factor" that earlier Jettas had, but from an all-purpose standpoint, there's little to complain about. For 2009, the wagon body style -- cutely dubbed the Sportwagen -- returns to the Jetta lineup. Compared to the old boxy Jetta wagon, the new Sportwagen features a more tapered roof line, but retains an impressive amount of utility. In fact, this Jetta actually boasts significantly more cargo space than VW's new Tiguan compact SUV -- 18 more cubic feet with the seats up, 10 more with them folded.

Also notable this year is the new 2009 Jetta TDI. The popular diesel-fueled TDI trim level has been MIA the past few years due to new government emissions regulations, but implementation of "clean diesel" technology has allowed VW to bring back the TDI. The new model is 50-state-certified and returns an impressive 34 mpg combined on the EPA testing cycle. A significant boost in power makes this fuel-efficient model even more attractive, although the rising price of diesel doesn't help the TDI's value equation.

The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta may dwell in its own niche, but it competes indirectly against a wide variety of models. Lower trims may be cross-shopped with economy cars like the Mazda 3 or Saturn Astra, while higher trims can be compared with midsize sedans like the Honda Accord or Nissan Altima. The Sportwagen is worthy of strong consideration if you're contemplating a compact crossover, while the TDI makes for an interesting alternative to hybrids. On its own merits, any Jetta is a serviceable substitute for those who want a premium German sedan but don't have the bankroll needed to bring one home.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta is available in sedan and Sportwagen body styles. The sedan is available in S, SE, SEL, Wolfsburg Edition and TDI trim levels. The Sportwagen is available in S, SE, SEL and TDI trims.

The Jetta S comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors and washer nozzles, air-conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering column, eight-way-adjustable front seats with power recline, heated front seats, velour upholstery, a 60/40-split rear seat and an eight-speaker stereo with single-CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Jetta SE adds 16-inch alloy wheels (optional on S), a rear seat armrest, a sunroof (sedan only, optional on S and TDI), leatherette vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob (sedan only) and a 10-speaker stereo with a six-CD changer and satellite radio.

On top of this, the Jetta SEL sedan adds 17-inch wheels, a multifunction steering wheel and a trip computer. Jetta Sportwagen SELs also have a sprightly turbocharged engine, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power driver seat with memory functions, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Homelink and upgraded speakers.

The Jetta TDI sedan is equipped similar to the SEL sedan, but comes with 16-inch alloy wheels and doesn't have a sunroof. A special edition known as the TDI Loyal adds premium speakers. The Sportwagen TDI sedan is equipped similar to the SE Sportwagen, but it adds a trip computer.

The Jetta Wolfsburg Edition is basically an SE sedan with the aforementioned turbocharged engine, 17-inch wheels, no exterior chrome window trim and Wolfsburg badges.

Optional on all Jettas is an iPod interface and rear side airbags. A touchscreen navigation system is optional on all but the Jetta S, with a 30GB hard drive, digital music storage, SB memory card slot, USB port and DVD playback. A panoramic sunroof is a stand-alone option on the Sportwagen.

performance & mpg

There are three engines available for the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. All S and SE trim levels, as well as the SEL sedan, are powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual, while a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic automanual capability is optional. In performance testing, a Jetta SE with the manual went from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. EPA fuel economy regardless of transmission is 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. In California and California-emissions states, this engine earns a squeaky-clean PZEV tailpipe emissions rating.

The 2009 Wolfsburg Edition sedan and SEL Sportwagen get the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found in VW's high-performance GLI sedan and GTI hatchback. It produces a zesty 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard, while VW's slick dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission is optional. These two models should sprint from zero to 60 mph in the 7-second range, while fuel economy is roughly the same as with the base 2.5-liter mill. The manual yields 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined, while opting for the DSG improves fuel economy by 2 mpg city and 1 mpg combined.

The Jetta TDI features a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that utilizes VW's new clean diesel technology, making this car compliant with all 50 states' emissions requirements. This diesel produces 140 hp and a healthy 236 lb-ft of torque. The TDI shares the same six-speed manual and DSG transmission choices as the Wolfsburg. Fuel economy for the TDI with a manual is estimated to be 30 mpg city/41 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined, while the DSG lowers mileage by 1 mpg in each context.

safety

Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Rear side airbags are optional on all Jettas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Jetta sedan and Sportwagen four out of five stars for frontal collision protection, and a perfect five stars for side protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the Jetta sedan received the highest rating of "Good" for frontal offset and side crash protection.

driving

For most shoppers in this segment, a comfy ride matters more than simulating a track day on Main Street. By this measure, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta is a fine companion in day-to-day driving. It swallows bumps and provides a relatively quiet cabin from which to endure the daily grind. If you do decide to drive aggressively, the Jetta's steering is nicely weighted and accurate, though body roll is significant in enthusiastic cornering. Should you want additional excitement, the sport-tuned Jetta GLI model may be more your speed.

With the TDI models, expect a little more vibration, a tad more noise and noticeably less high-end kick when trying to charge up that highway on-ramp from a stop. However, the diesel's prodigious low-end torque makes it feel downright muscular around town, as it pulls away from traffic lights with authority.

interior

The Jetta's cabin is a strong selling point, with abundant high-grade, soft-touch materials and metallic trim. The vinyl "leatherette" upholstery found in most Jettas is finely stitched and does a good impression of real cowhide, with the added bonus of being easier to clean. Stereo and climate controls are straightforward and easy to use, and we're also fans of the cool blue lights used for the instruments and radio display. This year's new and improved navigation system now features an intuitive touchscreen interface and a 30GB hard drive that not only increases processing time but also devotes 20GB to digital music storage.

The Jetta's tall roof line lends a sense of spaciousness to the front seats, which boast a wide range of motion in order to accommodate drivers of various sizes. Headroom is a little tight in the rear, however. Nonetheless, there's an adequate amount of legroom in back, particularly compared to past Jettas, although even an economy sedan like the Toyota Corolla offers more. The sedan's trunk capacity is very impressive at 16 cubic feet, while the Sportwagen is naturally even larger -- cargo volume for the latter is 32.8 cubic feet with the 60/40 rear seat up and 66.9 cubic feet with it down.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta.

2009 Jetta Wolfsburg
brishimmel, 11/13/2011
I LOVE my Jetta. Before I started having problems with it I swore by VW and said my future cars would be VW's. Well in the past three weeks, that has changed. Once my Jetta hit 25k, everything went wrong. Check engine light always comes on, it has left me stranded two times in three weeks. Both times have been the fuel pump. The first time (3 weeks ago) the dealer said they replaced it, now I am doubting that they did. Now they are saying it is the fuel pump again. I called roadside asst which is still under my warranty and they charged me $250+ to have it towed to my dealer where I live. Again, love my Jetta but be sure you have $$ to fix it when it goes out of warranty.
BW loves his VW
BW, 12/2/2010
I bought this car a month ago from Carmax and am very glad I did. I wanted did buy an imported car and was very pleased at the standard options that come with the S model of VW Jetta. The triptonic automatic is excellent, it has 6 speeds and has an S mode which is excellent at launching the car to terminal velocity at any street light. This car is very fast 0 to 30 and 60 mph to get on a highway. The gas mileage is great on the highway and gets at least 30 mpg. City mileage is disappointing around 20-22 mpg, but it makes up for it for being geared to go very fast. The trunk is HUGE! You have to see it to believe it. Its amazing how VW engineers did a tons of things great for this car.
I love my Jetta, mostly...
Barnaby S., 11/13/2010
I enjoy driving this car very much. I had a Toyota Camry before and that car was so boring to drive I didn't really enjoy going place, it almost put me to sleep. This car is a joy to drive, I get in it sometimes to drive just for no reason other than to drive. It does have more annoyances than I am used to however. It has many squeaks and rattles, which seems unusual for a newer car. Though the seats are very comfortable, and the interior looks nice, and everything is very easy to use, the car makes many noises that are disturbing. There are probably 6 or 7 different intermittent squeaks and rattles that present themselves regularly, very annoying.
2009 Jetta problem vehicle
Dave, 5/28/2010
Our car has been in the shop 12 times this year, and continues to have problems. VW of America offered $1500 toward a new VW, or $500 for all the service visits. The fuel system and front suspension have been rebuilt, and new problems surface daily. This is a German car built in Mexico, and is of poor quality. Also, when it runs, during moderate acceleration, the front wheels are overpowered. This causes front wheel hop that shakes the dash and prevents forward progress. The chassis can not handle the turbo engine. On the highway, the vehicle is very loud, lots of road, tire and wind noise. Another point, the dealerships Do not stock parts. pass this car up.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SportWagen S 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 6A), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SportWagen SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SportWagen SE PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SportWagen SE 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SportWagen S PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SportWagen SEL PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SportWagen S 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 5M), TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), SportWagen SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), SportWagen SEL PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), SportWagen SE PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SportWagen S PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 5M), Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), SportWagen SE 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl 5M), Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI Loyal Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), and TDI Loyal Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta?

Save up to $184 on one of 11 Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,995 as of08/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE is priced between $5,495 and$7,850 with odometer readings between 63402 and104102 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta S is priced between $3,995 and$4,980 with odometer readings between 104198 and142227 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta S PZEV is priced between $5,418 and$5,418 with odometer readings between 113474 and113474 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV is priced between $5,695 and$5,695 with odometer readings between 94005 and94005 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV is priced between $6,489 and$6,489 with odometer readings between 110075 and110075 miles.

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