Used 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Pros

  • Spacious interior and trunk
  • well-equipped
  • smart electronics interface
  • fuel-efficient diesel model.

Cons

  • Disappointing interior quality
  • slow throttle response with automatic
  • numb steering
  • sluggish base engine.

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Volkswagen Jetta 2011
68,206 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI
(61)
Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles
3.8 mi away
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69,834 miles
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TDI
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Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
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89,081 miles
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TDI
(4)
Rosenthal Acura
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Est.Loan: $176/mo
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**1 OWNER** TURBO DIESEL!!!* LEATHER* SUNROOF* HEATED SEATS* BLUETOOTH* AUX CONNECT* SATELLITE READY* STEERING WHEEL RADIO CONTROLS* TIPTRONIC* ALLOY WHEELS* POWERED BY A 2.0L 4 CYL. TURBO DIESEL ENGINE!!!View our entire inventory online at www.RosenthalAcura.com.At Rosenthal Acura of Gaithersburg, we strive to provide outstanding professional service in all areas of our dealership. We serve Maryland, DC, Virginia and southern PA. For your next used or new car or truck, visit us at www.RosenthalAcura.com! The Pre-Owned Department at Rosenthal Acura is comitted to outstanding customer service throughout the entire sales process. We offer some of the best quality Pre-Owned vehicles in the country.
Volkswagen Jetta 2011
77,017 miles
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TDI
(2)
Insider's Auto of Manassas
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Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
96,347 miles
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Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield
24.1 mi away
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45,919 miles
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Ourisman of Waldorf Volkswagen
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72,339 miles
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Prime Autos of Hagerstown
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135,323 miles
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Auto Chiefs
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Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
77,582 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI
Carvana - Washington DC
46 mi away
List$11,100
Est.Loan: $207/mo
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Dealer Notes
Can't get your mind off a 2011VolkswagenJetta with 15.5 cu. ft. of cargo space? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without having to wrestle with a salesperson! While sedans are the most common vehicle out there, this Jetta is more than meets the eye. As an added bonus, this Jetta has a 7 out of 10 EPA Greenhouse Score! This score is reserved for only the cleanest of vehicles and not only implies great fuel economy but also some of the lowest carbon dioxide emissions among all vehicles. Enjoy the comfortable (and easy to clean) leather seats. You can also avoid any issues with a lead foot by engaging the cruise control on this Jetta. Safely communicate with friends and family using the Bluetooth hands-free calling. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Jason and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!
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Harrison Auto Sales
48.1 mi away
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Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
92,426 miles
Used 2011
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Fitzgerald Volkswagen
51.3 mi away
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Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
81,801 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI
(1)
Faulkner Volkswagen Of Mechanicsburg
86.8 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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TDI trim, CANDY WHITE exterior and BLACK V-TEX interior. Moonroof, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, Multi-CD Changer, Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential, iPodMP3 Input, Turbo Charged, Aluminum Wheels, Satellite Radio, Diesel. CLICK ME!Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $24,100*.KEY FEATURES ON THIS VOLKSWAGEN JETTA INCLUDESunroof, Heated Driver Seat, Turbocharged, Diesel, Satellite Radio, iPodMP3 Input, Bluetooth, Multi-CD Changer, Aluminum Wheels, Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential, Heated Seats MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls. Volkswagen TDI with CANDY WHITE exterior and BLACK V-TEX interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 140 HP at 4000 RPM*.VOLKSWAGEN JETTA IS BEST IN CLASSIt has all the features Jetta enthusiasts have been clamoring for, plus most of the traditional performance. It will appeal to the mass market with its supple, sport-tuned suspension and agreeable looks. -- Motor Trend. Great Gas Mileage: 42 MPG Hwy.BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALERWe are located at 6631 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Faulkner Volkswagen of Mechanicsburg is your Mechanicsburg Volkswagen dealership serving Harrisburg. We are your Harrisburg area VW dealership for new, used and certified pre-owned Volkswagen cars, as well as Volkswagen financing.Pricing analysis performed on 1192018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
43,242 miles
Used 2011
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TDI
Sutliff Volkswagen
90.7 mi away
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123,519 miles
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McKee Motors
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132,203 miles
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Autohaus Lancaster Volkswagen
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Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
77,409 miles
Used 2011
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Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles
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Volkswagen Jetta 2011 TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
85,820 miles
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TDI
(61)
Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles
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Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

While the new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is bigger yet more affordable than before, it has lost many of the special attributes that formerly distinguished it from the pack.

vehicle overview

The Volkswagen Jetta has historically bridged a gap between salt-of-the-earth compact cars and Germany's entry-level luxury sedans. In the past, people who bought a Jetta were just as likely to have also considered a BMW 3 Series or a Honda Accord. There was a premium quality to the Jetta that its buyers recognized as worth the extra cost of admission. Even so, Volkswagen believes this price premium also kept more people from considering its compact sedan in the first place, so the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta represents a dramatic shift in philosophy.

For the first time in the car's 30-year history, the 2011 Jetta is not the sedan version of the 2011 VW Golf. On the positive side, the new Jetta has a longer wheelbase for more rear seat room. But we're not fond of the revised steering, standard rear drum brakes and the base model's 2.0-liter engine. Additionally, the Jetta's interior no longer boasts the upscale materials and thoughtful little details that used to give it a premium feel.

So why all these changes, when in most ways they make the Jetta less desirable? The answer is price. The new base model Jetta S costs less than $15,000, and VW points out that it's actually $1,700 cheaper than a 2000 Jetta when you consider inflation. At the same time, the Jetta also boasts more standard features for the money than a 2011 Honda Civic. Add this to its big-car interior and you have a super-sized Jetta for American consumers who expect the kind of value you get at Costco.

Simply taken as it is, the 2011 VW Jetta is a solid choice for a small or midsize sedan. With its spacious interior, plenty of standard features and exclusive offering of a fuel-efficient clean-diesel engine, the new Jetta holds its own against other top choices like the Honda Civic, 2011 Hyundai Elantra, 2011 Kia Forte and 2011 Mazda 3. But for every customer who will notice the Jetta's smaller price and bigger size, we think there will be just as many previous VW customers put off by the new car's obvious cost-cutting.

For the Jetta, it's pay less and you get less. And in our opinion, that's a step backwards.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta configurations

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is a midsize sedan available in Base, S, SE, SEL and TDI trim levels. The Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is reviewed separately.

The Jetta Base is a stripped-down model that comes with 15-inch steel wheels, power locks and windows, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The S adds keyless entry, air-conditioning, power/heated mirrors and a four-speaker sound system with CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The Jetta SE gets a more powerful engine, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, a front center armrest and storage compartment, a rear seat center armrest, a trunk pass-through and premium vinyl upholstery. The SE Convenience package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, heated windshield washer nozzles, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and an iPod interface. A sunroof can be added to the Convenience package and with it comes a premium six-speaker sound system with a touchscreen interface, SD memory card reader and a six-CD changer.

The SEL includes all the SE's optional equipment (other than the sunroof, which is a stand-alone option), plus 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, foglamps, chrome exterior trim, keyless ignition/entry, manual front seat lumbar adjustment, a trip computer and a navigation system. The SEL Sport package adds the sunroof, a sport-tuned suspension, sport seats and sport pedals.

The Jetta TDI with its turbodiesel engine is equipped similarly to an SE with the Convenience and Sunroof packages. It gets the SEL's rear disc brakes and trip computer as well. When equipped with the optional navigation system, the TDI also gets foglamps, exterior chrome trim, keyless ignition/entry, manual front seat lumbar adjustment and the touchscreen navigation/stereo interface.

2011 Highlights

The Volkswagen Jetta sedan has been fully redesigned for 2011 and is now significantly different from the Jetta Sportwagen.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Base and S come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 115 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined with the automatic and 24/34/28 with the manual.

The Jetta SE and SEL get a 2.5-liter inline-5 that produces 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. It gets the same transmission choices as the 2.0-liter inline-4. Its EPA-estimated fuel economy is actually quite similar, with 24/31/27 with the automatic and 23/33/26 with the manual. In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped 2011 Jetta SEL went from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds -- a good time for a midsize sedan with this type of fuel economy.

The Jetta TDI features a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel inline-4 that produces 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard and Volkswagen's six-speed dual-clutch automated manual gearbox is optional. With either transmission, estimated fuel economy stands at an excellent 30/42/34.

Safety

The 2011 VW Jetta comes standard with traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. All Jettas have antilock brakes with brake assist; however, the S and SE have rear drums. The SEL and TDI get rear discs. In Edmunds brake testing of an SEL, the Jetta came to a stop from 60 mph in a better-than-average 117 feet.

Driving

We have yet to sample a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta with the wheezy 2.0-liter base engine, but we doubt it has gotten any more energetic since it disappeared from the Jetta lineup back in '04. The 2.5-liter five-cylinder is obviously a better choice, and even if it isn't the smoothest or most aurally pleasing engine in its class, it is certainly robust. We've noticed an odd, delayed part-throttle response when this engine is paired with the six-speed automatic, so make sure to step on it during a test-drive to see if you find this quirk as annoying as we have. When the manual transmission is in place, we didn't notice anything amiss. Our pick, however, would be the TDI, as its turbodiesel engine boasts robust torque and frugal fuel economy.

Competent yet unremarkable handling is what we've come to expect from the Jetta, and the new car doesn't disappoint. The switch from an independent rear suspension to a semi-independent torsion beam doesn't seem to adversely affect handling or ride, as this remains a very solid-feeling German car. Though the steering has a small dead spot on-center and a somewhat artificial feel, we have no complaints as far as its actual performance, as it's quick and precise enough when guiding the Jetta through corners.

Interior

The 2011 Jetta has a disappointing interior, something we've never said about a Jetta before. Though build quality is still tight, the high-quality, soft-touch materials of the 2010 Jetta have been replaced by cheap hard surfaces. Also gone are features that used to make the Jetta stand apart from other small sedans, like a height- and length-adjustable center armrest, infinitely adjustable back rests for the front seat, rear-seat air vents and a carpeted trunk lid with struts rather than gooseneck hinges. The Jetta Sportwagen, which continues to be based on the Golf, has these features and is indeed a nicer car.

For all that, the new Jetta is quite roomy. It's easy to find a comfortable seating position, and a full-size adult can sit in the back with room to spare. The 15.5-cubic-foot trunk is actually bigger than those of the Honda Accord and outgoing VW Passat. We're also big fans of the available touchscreen stereo interface, which features a redundant control knob ideal for controlling an iPod.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2011 Jetta TDI 6 spd MT
mike18040,03/28/2011
I have owned my Jetta for 2 weeks and absolutely love it. I read the Edmunds review prior to purchasing and I don't agree that VW has made a cheaper car. I owned a 2006 TDI and also loved that car, but I believe the 2011 is even better. The interior is wonderfully designed and high quality compared to many other cars. The 6 spd manual is silky smooth and fun to drive. It handles like it's on rails. The fuel mileage is unbelievable for the power that you get too! The leatherette seats are of very high quality and look great. Overall, this car is worth every penny and is not cheaply built in any way. It seems like it should cost a lot more.
Long term value
javoice,11/29/2011
Let's see what I should say about this car: with $10,000 HPFP failures, sunroofs which doesn't close, doors which doesn't shut right, intercooler's which ice up in cold weather, rear cupholders which get stuck even after dealer fix it and more Fact: no car is perfect but also the fact is how many cars are out there which can devlep a mechanical failure which cost more than 1/3 of the price of the car to fix it? Another sad fact is the company which doesn't take responsibility to admit to the problem and blames the poor quality fuel. It is not like that the fuel quality was good here before! I made a mistake to buy one. That's all! READ VW FORUM
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qbk2205,08/30/2014
I bought the car new and it currently has 90000 miles on it. Last year the fuel pump exploded. Dealership replaced it, saying it was under warranty at 70000 miles. The warranty is 3 years, 36000 miles, whichever comes first. Makes me think VW knew there was a potential problem with the fuel system. Last week we replaced the turbo at a cost of $2600. This one is most irritating, because while under warranty I told the service department how the car hesitated at initial acceleration and they responded with it was due to the double clutching action of the transmission. Liars. We did not expect VW to be of such poor quality
Towed to Dealership Twice
nickanna2,10/02/2014
I purchased the Jetta new in December of 2011. Had several issues within the first few weeks including seals on the driver and passenger doors. The whole dashboard had to be replaced due to a loud buzzing noise. After the first winter the windscreen washer hose line froze. At first the dealership said it wouldn't be covered under warranty :). Car stalled in the middle of the road at 40,000 fuel pump failure. Starter motor failed and both rear calipers at 70,000 in addition the whole back window had to be replaced due to defroster not working. The car comes off warranty next month and I am dreading it. Would never purchase a vw again. The TDI is powerful and fun but not worth the $$$
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Features & Specs

MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover12.1%

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Used 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel Overview

The Used 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel is offered in the following styles: TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), and TDI 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M).

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