2017 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing


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Pros

  • Spacious backseat and big trunk deliver the roominess of a big sedan with the footprint of a compact car
  • Four-cylinder engines are fun and fuel-efficient
  • Tech interface, touchscreen and navigation are fully featured and intuitive to operate

Cons

  • GLI model wants to be a high-performance car but is just sporty
  • It's pricier than some rivals
  • Interior trim and materials feel subpar compared to competitors
  • Handling and performance are just average

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Features & Specs

1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Starting MSRP$21,995$18,995$22,175
MPG323232
Seating555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower150 hp @ 5000 rpm150 hp @ 5000 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm

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

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    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
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

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Consumer Rating


Small (1.4) turbocharged VW sedan with a 5M
This is the bottom of the VW line......but the top of the line for MPG. VW purchased (buyback program) my immensely competent (but EPA says incompetent) TDI. The Jetta S 5M seems a very good value - noting the end of the model year discounting. Test drive was positive. Purchased late August 2017 for less than my 1988 cost for an Acura Integra 4- cyl hatch. First refueling calc's 477.5 mostly city miles on about 12 gallons of RON 87. UPDATE: (08 March 2018). Odometer now reads 5509 and Fuelly dot com reports an average of 39.9 in 70/30 City/Highway use. Brakes, clutch and 5M shift synchros make for very smooth operation. I like the LED daytime running lights, the USB enables a small flash drive to store all the 6 CD music leftover following JSW TDI 6M buyback. Incidentally this 1.4 turbo out of door price was almost exactly one-half the new car OTD price of my 2013 TDI wagon.
A Great Value For The Money!
I purchased this car because I'm selling my 2011 Jetta Diesel back to Volkswagen as part of the emissions lawsuit where VW "gamed" the emissions tests and got caught. I loved my diesel Jetta but it had 135,000 miles on it and the lawsuit offered me a $15300 buy-back deal. For an additional $10,000 I bought a brand-new 2017 SEL with a 1.8Liter turbo engine and all the bells and whistles. It doesn't get the mileage of my diesel (up to 53mpg) but it rides terrifically and has all the options one could want. The car is fast, with great acceleration from the turbocharged engine, and it's nimble in the curves and in braking. There's plenty of room for 5 persons and the trunk is roomy and spacious! Unfortunately, VW isn't offering the 36,000 mile free maintenance warranty anymore, but this car is reliable and steady, needing only oil changes in the short term.
Roomy yet Small footprint, Fast yet Efficient
I have a 1.4 liter manual - the cheapest car VW sells. I think it's a matter of taste. This car has a classic, form follows function, understated yet poised and handsome design while the Japanese are going to a transformers/exotica style school of design that appears juvenile to my eyes, nor do I think that it will age well. The Jetta is a compact with back seat legroom exceeding 38 inches - enough for even large adult passengers to be comfortable - which is nice if you occasionally drive coworkers or clients to lunch. It also has an enormous trunk space. I have the 1.4 bottom end but it has the same torque as the 1.8 top end. This car will go from 0 to 60mph in under 8 seconds - traditionally the very definition of a fast car (that's v-6 performance) yet it gets over 40mpg on the highway if you drive 70mpg or under, and in excess of 42mpg if you drive at 65mph or less. This quite simply is a car that exceeds the performance of its classification in all perimeters: interior/trunk size, acceleration and efficiency. It also has more cache than most other compacts. It neither looks nor drives like cheapo. I think buying the 1.8 liter is unnecessary. It cost more, gets slightly less gas mileage and has the same torque (pulling power/accelaration) which means its only real advantage comes if you are going to be routinely driving over 90mph. There might be a practical performance advantage if you buy the automatic, my is manual, but I'm not sure its worth the increased cost and loss in economy. This car was a remarkable achievement for VW. The interior is practical and handsome and logical but I'd prefer a more driver focused layout. Also the car came with nice steering wheel controls with a sophisticated and highly accurate cruise control that allows me to set my speed right at the maximum allowed for my long highway commute to work. My feeling, when I was shopping for a car was that the Jetta offered the most car and most substantial car for the money. Chevy actually has a competitive model. Mazda is the gold standard, but it is more crampt and has the transformer design, the Toyota is less crampt but less mpg and worse performance characteristics. Whenever I see a compact I think "that guy could have bought a Jetta", though if its a Mazda, I can understand, different taste and perhaps better quality - though I have had no quality issues, I have owned Japanese makes before and their quality reputation is well deserved in my opinion.

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White Silver Metallic 2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI FWD 6-Speed DSG Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L I4 TSI Turbocharged Titan Black.2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI FWD. 33/24 Highway/City MPGAwards:* 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+Reviews:* Spacious backseat and big trunk deliver the roominess of a big sedan with the footprint of a compact car. Four-cylinder engines are fun and fuel-efficient. Tech interface, touchscreen and navigation are fully featured and intuitive to operate. Source: Edmunds* Cargo capacity on par with compact crossovers; upscale interior; responsive and fuel-efficient engine; sophisticated ride; standard all-wheel drive and extra ground clearance compared to the regular Golf wagon. Source: Edmunds

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: 2.0T GLI, Sedan. Available styles include 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.8T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). Volkswagen Jetta models are available with a 1.4 L-liter gas engine or a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,375. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is trending $8,398 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,275. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $2,716 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,375. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,100 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 23.1% below the MSRP.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,375. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,535 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,535 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,840.

The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 10.8% below the MSRP.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,135. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,497 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 10.8% below the MSRP.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Mileage

2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
28 city MPG/38 highway MPG

2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
28 city MPG/38 highway MPG

2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
32 compined MPG,
28 city MPG/38 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG32
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.4 L
Passenger Volume109.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase104.4 in.
Length182.2 in.
Width70.0 in.
Height56.6 in.
Curb Weight3025 lbs.