Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Pros

  • Spacious interior and trunk
  • good fuel economy and performance from turbocharged engines and available Jetta Hybrid.

Cons

  • Weak, inefficient base engine
  • high price of hybrid and diesel-powered TDI
  • middling handling and steering capabilities
  • mediocre touchscreen displays.

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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 GLI SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
30,523 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
GLI SE PZEV
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$17,998
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SE PZEV w/Connectivity, Navigation 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
39,998 miles
Certified Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SE PZEV w/Connectivity, Navigation
List$13,596
Est.Loan: $254/mo
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$300 Below Market
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ONE OWNER, VOLKSWAGEN CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED, 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic, Tornado Red, Cornsilk Beige w/V-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE Tornado Red w/ Connectivity & Navigation CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 1.8L I4 DOHC Turbocharged Recent Arrival! 37/25 Highway/City MPG Volkswagen Combined Details: * Warranty Deductible: See Dealer for Details * Volkswagen offers model specific limited warranty coverage, See dealer for details. 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details * Roadside Assistance * 100+ Point Inspection * Vehicle History
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SE w/Connectivity 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
44,879 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SE w/Connectivity
Auto Member
6.3 mi away
List$12,677
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
100,898 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
S
List$6,775
Est.Loan: $127/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SE PZEV w/Connectivity 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
37,515 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SE PZEV w/Connectivity
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
115,151 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SE PZEV
List$8,444
Est.Loan: $158/mo
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Clean CARFAX. Platinum Gray Metallic 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 1.8L I4 DOHC Turbocharged CLEAN CARFAX...NO ACCIDENTS!, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AMFM radio: SiriusXM, Brake assist, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Front wheel independent suspension, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Panic alarm, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers.Recent Arrival! 3725 HighwayCity MPG
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
57,670 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
S
(58)
Pohanka Acura
10.2 mi away
List$9,281
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Clean CARFAX. Platinum Gray Metallic 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L S FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L I4 SOHC 34/23 Highway/City MPG All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
14,760 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
S
List$12,303
Est.Loan: $230/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
23,457 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
S
List$11,404
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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$300 Below Market
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ONE OWNER VOLKSWAGEN CERTIFIED WITH A CLEAN CARFAX AND UP TO 34 MPG! PRICED BELOW NADA USED CAR VALUE AND GREAT FINANCE TERMS... 2015 VOLKSWAGEN CERTIFIED JETTA NOW AT OUR FAIRFAX LOCATION...CALL OR VISIT TODAY.Titan Black w/Cloth Seat Trim. CARFAX One-Owner.* BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! * 7 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY ON EVERY PURCHASE * OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. CALL ONE OF OUR SALES SPECIALISTS AT 1-877-638-7532 TO SCHEDULE YOUR PURCHASE.
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
25,955 miles
Certified Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SE PZEV
List$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CERTIFIED JETTA SE ** CLEAN CARFAX ** ONE OWNER ** ALLOYS ** HEATED FRONT SEAT ** BLUETOOTH ** RCD 310 AM/FM RADIO w/ CD PLAYER ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 TDI S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
53,590 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI S
(2)
VINS
16.2 mi away
List$10,988
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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$300 Below Market
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10 YEAR 120,000 MILE VW WARRANTY, Bluetooth Connection, Heated Front Seat(s), Satellite Radio, Tire Pressure Monitor, ASK ABOUT GETTING A FREE CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIP COURTESY OF AP FAIRFAX
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 S w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
22,294 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
S w/Technology
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$12,577
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Platinum Gray Metallic 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L S wTechnology FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L I4 SOHC Black Cloth, 15 Steel Wheels wFull Covers, Low tire pressure warning, Panic alarm, Radio: Premium VIII Touchscreen w6-CD, Rear-View Camera, Steering wheel mounted audio controls.2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L S FWD. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 9958 miles below market average! 3423 HighwayCity MPG
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
3,674 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
Sport
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$14,999
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Navigation, Rearview Camera, Bluetooth, Sat Radio, Sport Premium Wheels, Keyless Go, Heated Leather Seats, All power and many more options. 1 Owner, Still Brand New, ONLY 3K, Full Factory Warranty.
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
13,828 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SEL PZEV
List$15,993
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
25,687 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
Sport
Auto Connection
19 mi away
List$13,285
Est.Loan: $248/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 S w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
24,811 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
S w/Technology
List$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SE PZEV w/Connectivity, Navigation 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
32,160 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SE PZEV w/Connectivity, Navigation
List$14,800
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. White 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE w/Connectivity FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 1.8L I4 DOHC Turbocharged Cornsilk Beige w/V-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim. Volkswagen Jetta in White with Cornsilk Beige. Recent Arrival! 25/37 City/Highway MPG
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
68,332 miles
Used 2015
Volkswagen Jetta
SE PZEV
(1)
Audi Frederick
25.6 mi away
List$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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25/37 City/Highway MPG

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The Volkswagen Jetta is a spaciously-sized compact sedan with just enough German personality to favorably differentiate it from the economy-car pack.

vehicle overview

Because the Jetta's last redesign a few years back was met with underwhelming response, Volkswagen has been industriously reestablishing the Jetta as an aspirational choice for buyers in the compact-car market. In an attempt to earn back its former glory, the 2015 Jetta's exterior gets a mild restyling for a sleeker look, an upgraded cabin and, on the TDI version, a more powerful and fuel efficient diesel engine.

The 2015 Jetta also boasts a new suite of available electronic driver aids that includes blind-spot detection, forward-collision alert and parking sensors. While only available on certain trims and certainly not exclusive in the compact car segment, they do endow the Jetta with some of the same features that not long ago were available only for larger and more expensive cars. Other Jetta advantages are still intact, such as a spacious cabin that's tastefully designed, the availability of both hybrid and diesel-powered engines and excellent crash test safety scores. We also like the popular turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder that provides impressively quick acceleration and also very good fuel economy.

There are some tradeoffs with the 2015 Jetta you should consider. The base 2.0-liter engine is rather lackluster with just 115 horsepower and should be avoided. We're also not very fond of the stiffer ride that comes with the available sport-tuned suspension. Overall, however, there are more positives than negatives here, and the previous 2014 Jetta earned an Edmunds.com "B" rating.

Still, the compact car segment is awash with solid choices. We think the 2015 Ford Focus and the 2015 Mazda 3 are more entertaining to drive than the VW, and their cabins are generally richer. Both the 2015 Hyundai Elantra and its Kia Forte cousin are well built, boast plenty features and provide strong value. Then there's the Honda Civic, which still might be the segment's overall standard. Given this abundance of good picks, we suggest doing your research and planning back-to-back test drives before making your decision.

Trim levels & features

Gasoline-engine versions of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta are available in Base, S, SE, Sport and SEL trim levels, while the diesel-engine TDI models come in S, SE and SEL trim. There are also the Jetta Hybrid (in SE, SEL and SEL Premium trim levels) as well as the performance-oriented Jetta GLI (in SE and SEL trim levels).

The base model 2015 Jetta, which only can be special-ordered from the dealer, is fitted with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and the only available transmission is a five-speed manual. Other standard equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels, power windows, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a four-speaker CD sound system with an auxiliary audio jack.

The Jetta S adds power heated side mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, air-conditioning, a single-CD radio with a 4-inch screen and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a trip computer, an optional automatic transmission, power door locks, a front-seat center armrest and 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The 2015 Jetta S can be ordered with an optional Technology package that includes a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, and a premium 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with satellite radio and six speakers.

The Jetta SE brings the turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and adds to the S trim's standard equipment: 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, satellite radio and an iPod adapter cable.

A Connectivity package available for the SE (requires the six-speed automatic transmission) includes body-color side mirrors, heated windshield-washer nozzles, chrome exterior trim, special 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, rearview camera, sunroof, the  6.5-inch touchscreen audio system with Volkswagen's CarNet app suite, driver-seat lumbar adjustment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a rear-seat armrest and trunk pass-through.

When selecting the SE with Connectivity package, you also have access to the Navigation package that brings automatic wipers, foglights, a 5-inch touchscreen radio with voice-controlled navigation and keyless ignition and entry.

The Jetta Sport trim combines elements of the Connectivity and Navigation packages by including special 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, heated windshield-washer nozzles, upgraded six-speaker radio with navigation, rearview camera, heated front seats with two-tone leatherette upholstery and special stitching for seats, steering wheel and other interior pieces.

The Jetta's SEL trim includes the equipment of the SE and the Connectivity and Navigation packages and adds a soft-surface dashboard, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power driver seat and a nine-speaker Fender premium sound system.

The Jetta TDI models in S, SE with Connectivity and SEL trims essentially mirror the equipment levels of the gasoline-engine counterparts above (except for the TDI S's standard 16-inch steel wheels, and the TDI SE gets the soft-texture dash), but come with a 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine.

The Jetta Hybrid's SE and SEL trims also essentially mirror those of the standard Jetta in those trims. Added highlights of the Hybrid SEL Premium include 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED running lights, automatic wipers, a rear spoiler, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and forward collision warning. The Fender premium sound system is also included.

The Jetta GLI SE comes with a more powerful turbocharged engine, 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, keyless ignition and entry, and essentially all the features of the standard Jetta SE with the Connectivity package. Moving up to the GLI SEL adds xenon headlights, LED running lights, upgraded leatherette upholstery, the navigation system, the Fender premium sound system and additional safety monitoring systems.

A Safety package that includes blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision warning systems and rear parking sensors is available for the gasoline-engine Jetta SE with Connectivity and Navigation as well as the Jetta SEL.

A Lighting package that adds xenon headlights, LED running lights, interior ambient lighting and an upgraded gauge-cluster display is available for all gasoline-engine Jettas except the Base and S. For the diesel-engine Jetta SEL, the contents of the Lighting and Safety packages are combined in a single option package.

2015 Highlights

The Volkswagen Jetta receives a variety of updates for 2015. They include front and rear styling changes and new structural enhancements, the latter of which have resulted in improved frontal impact safety test scores. Inside you'll find improved materials quality, as well as several new available electronic safety features. Finally, the Jetta TDI has an updated diesel engine that's both more powerful and more fuel efficient.

Performance & mpg

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta base and S trims are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 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 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city/34 mpg highway) with the automatic transmission and 28 combined (25/34) with the five-speed manual gearbox.

The Jetta SE and SEL feature a substantially stronger 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that develops 170 hp and, more importantly, 184 lb-ft of torque. The SE gets the same transmission choices as the lower trims, while the SE with Convenience or Navigation packages and the SEL are automatic-only. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 30 mpg combined (25 city/37 highway) with the automatic and 29 mpg combined (25 mpg city/37 mpg highway) with the manual transmission.

In Edmunds testing, a Jetta SE with the automatic accelerated from zero to 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds, an impressively quick time for this class of car.

The Jetta TDI features a new-design turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that generates 150 hp -- up 10 horses from last year -- and 236 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard and a six-speed automated-manual transmission (VW's "DSG") is optional.

Coupled with the DSG automatic transmission, the TDI delivers an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 36 mpg (31/45) while the manual-transmission version also rates 36 mpg combined (31 city/46 highway). In Edmunds performance testing, a Jetta TDI fitted with the previous-generation diesel and the DSG automatic transmission accelerated from 0-to-60 mph in 8.4 seconds. Although the 2015 Jetta's diesel is slightly more powerful, we expect performance to be virtually the same.

The 2015 VW Jetta Hybrid is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that works in tandem with a 20kW electric motor. Together they send 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels through a seven-speed automated manual transmission.

According to the EPA, the Jetta Hybrid will return 45 mpg combined (42 mpg city/48 mpg highway). During an extensive Edmunds fuel economy test consisting of city, highway and interstate driving, the Jetta Hybrid averaged 43.0 mpg overall. At our test track, the Jetta Hybrid ran from zero to 60 mph in a swift 7.8 seconds, one of the quickest times in this hybrid segment.

The 2015 Jetta GLI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that sends 210 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the six-speed DSG automated manual is optional.

The GLI's EPA-estimated fuel economy is 26 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway) with the manual and 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway) with the DSG. In Edmunds performance testing, the previous 200-hp GLI with the manual gearbox sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. We would expect the 10 hp increase in the newer GLI to quicken that time by maybe a tenth or so at best.

Safety

The 2015 VW Jetta comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is included in SEL and TDI models. VW's Car-Net telematics system, standard from SE with Connectivity on up, includes automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, remote vehicle access, stolen vehicle location and geo-fencing (which allows parents to set boundaries for teenage drivers). A Car-Net smartphone app lets owners control many of these functions on the go.

Newly available electronic safety features for the 2015 Jetta include a blind-spot monitoring system, rear-traffic alert and forward-collision warning. These are standard or optional on select trims as indicated earlier.

In government crash tests, the Jetta earned an overall score of five stars (out of five possible), with four stars for front crash protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Jetta its best possible rating of "Good" The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2015 Jetta the highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests as well as a "Good" score for the side-impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (seats and head restraints) crash tests.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Jetta TDI stopped from 60 to zero mph in 128 feet, which is a little longer than average for this class of car. A Jetta SE was better than average with a 118-foot stop.

Driving

Unless you have plenty of time on your hands, we'd recommend staying away from the 2015 Jetta S models and their rather woeful 115-hp four-cylinder engine. For not much more money, the move up to the Jetta SE trim not only brings a useful increase in equipment but, more importantly, the wonderfully smooth and satisfying 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It gets better fuel economy and you'll thank yourself on every freeway merge or long uphill grade.

If you can afford the TDI diesel, you'll be rewarded with surprisingly stout power in addition to the substantial fuel economy boost. The same can be said of the Jetta Hybrid. But in both cases you will have to drive for a while to see the payback.

Although some versions of the Jetta offer a sport-tuned suspension, there doesn't seem to much of an advantage over a standard Jetta. Even the GLI's steering isn't particularly sharp when turning into corners, and the car's braking ability and overall cornering grip are both fairly modest for a performance variant. If, however, you're simply looking for a livelier Jetta sedan, then the GLI is a solid upgrade. The 2.0-liter turbo engine delivers a nice wallop of torque that you'll feel around town and on fast-moving highways. The engine has a nice soundtrack, too. 

No matter what Jetta you pick, you'll likely find an affable road trip companion, as ride comfort is very good and the cabin is nicely sealed off from wind and tire noise.

Interior

With the recent trend towards edgy shapes in technology-focused interiors, the 2015 Jetta's overall interior design looks conservative in comparison, although many might find a certain sort of peace in the lack of glaring screens or a multitude of questionably-useful buttons. The Jetta's simple, functional gauges and dash could be judged either as homage to the days when German designs focused on the task of driving and little else – or as just plain behind-the-times. For those who believe simplicity is best, the view from the Jetta's driver's seat will be a delight.

Depending on trim level, there are some revised new materials and textures in the 2015 Jetta's cabin, and the stalks and buttons continue to work with a substantial heft that's sometimes lacking in other compact cars. This year, a revision to the instrument cluster better separates the two main dials and a redesign of the climate controls, which sit low in the center dash, makes them easier to see and adjust. But it's tough to judge even the optional touchscreen infotainment interface as anything but looking outdated and small in the Jetta's otherwise pleasingly uncluttered dash.

More impressive is the airiness and spacious feel of the 2015 Jetta's cabin. The backseat dwarfs just about every other one in the compact hatchback or sedan class. The Jetta's 15.7-cubic-foot trunk capacity is one of the best in the segment, too. Overall, the Jetta's interior has a welcome feel of space, there's plenty of room for both passengers and cargo and the cabin now seems properly executed for the car's price point.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

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Steve,07/17/2016
My wife was in need of a car, and we had 7 days to car shop. She insisted on a manual transmission. We looked at the Accord Sport (excellent car, a bit to big for her taste), Mazda 3 with the base engine (anemic/cheap) and a Subaru WRX (amazing). We already have a BRZ, so we decided the extra expense of the WRX was unnecessary. There were only two 1.8TSI 5 speed cars in Houston at the time, and the first one I test drove was already purchased when I came back a second time to buy. The second test drive sold me on the car. The engine has a beefy flat torque curve, and it's probably underrated. It can produce "neck snapping" torque that can move the car to where you want it. The car does not come with a TC off button. Surprisingly, with aggressive driving in low speed sharp turns, the traction control allows for an appropriate amount of wheel spin to get you around quickly, and the corrections don't slow you down too much. Its rare that you find 15" wheels on a new car, and I greatly appreciate them. They do well on rough roads, and overall comfort. The 15" wheels also fit more than adequate brakes. Up there with the brilliant engine is a phenomenal suspension. There is very little slop in the suspension, and it is tuned well. It's extremely comfortable and can handle rough terrain like a champ. Another thing it does well is maintain stability through high speed corners. It hunkers down and there is a good amount of grip, and it can be driven smoothly at a nice pace. Compared to Japanese/Korean luxury cars I have recently driven, I prefer the Jetta's suspension, and for that matter, the over all comfort. The cabin is vault like. The only thing lacking in this base model is the front seats. I find there is not enough lumbar support, and sometimes when I'm moving about, the construction of the seats feels cheap. On the positive side, the fabric is durable and the heaters work well. The clutch on this car is pretty light, and I'm not sure if its a VW thing, but it feels weak. It doesn't grab as well as the sports cars I have driven. It has hill start assist which is helpful, but on a big hill, I find myself using twice as much clutch as I need to use in my BRZ. The gear shift has a vague feeling to it, but once you hit gear, there is a bit of a satisfying engagement. I have probably shifted into 3rd instead of 1st about 5 times over the past two years, and stalled, easy to do with the "light" clutch. The overall value is questionable. I think the trade in value is around $12,000, and I paid $18,000 OTD interest free. Still, at that price, I don't think the power, and overall quality feel of this car can be matched. Not considering the new Civic, which was not available at the time of purchase. But with max torque across the board, this sleeper is a blast to drive, and you can surprise some big bad wolves for a 1/2 a second. This is a sub 7 second 0-60 vehicle. I'm hoping to keep this for 100,000 miles or more, but I will probably tire of the manual transmission in traffic. We have achieved 43 mpg on a tank of gas on the highways traveling 75 mph+ (wife was driving). In town I believe it gets somewhere above 30 mpg. With just me city driving on a tank, I returned 27 mpg, but I stay in the boost. It's addicting.
A near miss
LG,11/30/2016
Overall I love this car. The new 1.8t is very quick and provides outstanding fuel economy. The ride and handling are considerably better than the Kia I traded it in for it. Where it comes up short are the cheap looking and horribly uncomfortable car seats that come standard on the 15 SE. I found a gel pad that pretty much takes care of the problem. I guess it was cost saving reasons that caused VW to go away from the nicer leatherette seats that previously came on the car but it's a real turn off.
2015 Jetta S w/ Technology
davep15,02/12/2015
I recently bought a 2015 Jetta S 2.0 5 speed manual. My previous cars have been 2002 Z-28 M6, 04 GTO M6, and 06 GTOM6. I am used to performance, but I was looking for an economical car. After reading the reviews, I was expecting a slow as molasses car. I was surprised. This 4 cylinder is sprity. It revs effortless through the gears. This engine lives over 2000 RPM and it does have some acceleration power 2000-3000 RPM. I havent done any ful throttle runs though. Below 2000 RPM, the engine has no power. But run this engine as it should with RPM, and it is peppy. I have actually found myself very much enjoying driving this car and running through the gears.
Roomy, Solid Car for the Money
MarvinH,09/11/2015
The interior room of the Jetta is pushing the size of a mid-size car, especially the rear seats. I'm 6'4" and my 5'11 son can sit behind me comfortably without nagging me to move the seat up. The car handles confidently at high speeds; I can tell this was built for the Autobahn. It seems to be more sure-footed the faster you go. The acceleration of the 1.8 turbo is exceptional. Granted, a good-sized V6 would be able to pull away, but I've gotten out of some tight spots because my car had the yank to put me ahead of cars and trucks whose drivers were probably playing Bubble Witch on their phones. To be honest, I am a bit concerned about the long-term reliability though. Compared to a Honda or Toyota, I have a feeling it might be more costly in the long run. Time will tell. Some people seem to have really good experiences; others, not so much. For now, it seems to be very solid. No rattles or squeaks. It's more fun to drive than a Corolla or a Civic, and it's much roomier, so I'm happy for now. I'm going to take the advice of other VW owners--stay on top of maintenance. German cars don't seem to handle neglect well.
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
115 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
115 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
25 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
25 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 4800 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 Rollover11.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: Jetta GLI SE, Jetta Sedan, Jetta GLI SEL, Jetta GLI SE PZEV, Jetta Hybrid, Jetta GLI SEL PZEV, Jetta Diesel. Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), S w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE PZEV w/Connectivity 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), SE PZEV w/Connectivity, Navigation 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), TDI SE w/Connectivity 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE w/Connectivity 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), TDI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), SE w/Connectivity, Navigation 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), S w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), TDI S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), TDI SE w/Connectivity 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Hybrid SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), GLI SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), GLI SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), TDI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), GLI SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), GLI SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), GLI SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), GLI SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and GLI SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta?

Save up to $695 on one of 140 Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,775 as of10/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta S is priced between $6,775 and$13,200 with odometer readings between 9866 and100898 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta S w/Technology is priced between $7,995 and$12,998 with odometer readings between 9278 and71216 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV is priced between $8,444 and$14,159 with odometer readings between 21292 and115151 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV w/Connectivity, Navigation is priced between $11,999 and$15,850 with odometer readings between 20456 and65078 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV w/Connectivity is priced between $11,995 and$14,758 with odometer readings between 14699 and47181 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Sport is priced between $12,679 and$16,990 with odometer readings between 3674 and59259 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SE w/Connectivity is priced between $12,901 and$17,185 with odometer readings between 11886 and53774 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SEL is priced between $13,401 and$17,527 with odometer readings between 22365 and53148 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI SE PZEV is priced between $15,977 and$19,000 with odometer readings between 14159 and61642 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE is priced between $11,800 and$14,499 with odometer readings between 21504 and60042 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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