2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Volkswagen Jetta - Road Test Specs

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

(2.5L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual w/Sunroof)


Model year2011
StyleSEL 4dr Sedan
Base MSRP$21,395
Options on test vehicleSport Package ($1,600 -- includes sunroof, sport suspension, sport-bolstered seats, sport pedals and door sills); Automatic Transmission ($1,100)
As-tested MSRP$24,885


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline inline-5
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,480/151
Block/head materialIron/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)170 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)177 @ 4,250
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with console shifter


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion power steering
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiProContact
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front225/45R17
Tire size, rear225/45R17
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, frontDisc
Brakes, rearDisc

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)24 city/31 highway/27 combined (est.)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,082
Length (in.)182.2
Width (in.)70.0
Height (in.)57.2
Wheelbase (in.)104.4
Track, front (in.)60.4
Track, rear (in.)60.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.5


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 front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard
Emergency assistance systemNot available

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