2018 Volkswagen Jetta

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta
Save up to $7,628
MSRP range
$18,645 - $29,545

Pros

  • Spacious cabin feels like a class larger
  • Large trunk has plenty of space
  • Quick acceleration with optional engines
  • New, longer warranty coverage

Cons

  • Not much fun to drive because of lifeless steering and handling
  • Limited availability of advanced safety features
  • Downmarket cabins in many trim levels
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta.

Fun, Zippy, Great Handling Roomy Sedan
Mclaren Spencer, 1/10/2018
The clutch is super easy to use, the truck and back seat have all the room you could ever need. Very high quality build and materials. A fun, zippy turbo. Best bang for your buck out there.
Fantastic
William, 5/25/2018
This is our third Jetta since 2014, all 5sp manual. The 2014 was very roomy, comfortable, reliable. The 2.0 engine was underpowered and poor fuel economy (26 avg), but great budget car. We then bought a new 2016 jetta S. The 1.4 turbo engine and gearing changes made this car perfect. Plenty of power and avg 36mpg. A tree fell on the car and forced another purchase. The 2017 was identical, with addition of LED daytime running lights. We get 36mpg city and 42mpg highway. The best part is we bought the last two in mid July, they were on sale for $13,000. Last year I rented a Chevrolet Malibu for a 1400 mile drive in 2 days. Mpg was 35 and very uncomfortable. I just made a 2 day 1400 mile drive in the Jetta, 42mpg and plenty comfortable. Love this car.
I enjoyed driving it
IM, 2/1/2018
I got this car as a substitute while my Jetta TDI was getting emission overhaul. It drives nicely and confidently, much more than a 2017 Corolla or even 2010 Mazda 3. Some noise from the 1.4t engine when revved up, but a nice noise - like subdued noise from race cars. The engine has enough power but has some turbo lag. The transmission shifts smoothly. This car can be driven dynamically with little effort and lots of fun. Fuel consumption at 50 mph is > 40mpg. For perfection, it needs to be a bit quieter (although it is not loud) and needs adaptive cruise control.
2018 VW Jetta SE Sport
BBLB, 1/19/2018
Great value for what it offers. I highly recommend it!!! Coming out of a BMW 335i it offers all bells & whistles (Except for the 3.0 twin turbo) for less then half price. It comes preloaded with "Carplay, Bluetooth, backup camera, sunroof, and much more. No optionals which makes it great to negotiate.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$19,645
MPG
28 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$22,245
MPG
28 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$23,245
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
MSRP
$21,345
MPG
28 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Jetta safety features:

Blind-Spot Warning System
Alerts you with visual and audible warnings if other vehicles are in your blind spot.
Post-Collision Braking System
Applies the brakes once the airbags go off to reduce the possibility of further damage during an accident.
Forward Collision Warning
Sounds an alert when a front collision is likely, and primes and applies the brakes if necessary.

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

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More about the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Ever since the Jetta was redesigned in 2011, we've had trouble accepting its new mission in life. Jettas of the past represented the best of European cars, more refined and better to drive than competing compact sedans. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is all about offering a big interior for a small price, as if it were designed not for demanding drivers but for bargain-minded warehouse-club shoppers.

To be fair, Volkswagen has made a lot of changes to the Jetta over its model run, refining the interior and replacing some of the low-cost mechanical bits with more sophisticated hardware. And when it comes to passenger and trunk space, the current Jetta trounces its predecessors, not to mention a few midsize sedans. Backseat comfort is excellent, and trunk space is generous.

That said, the Jetta's cabin consists of staid styling and cheap trim bits. Lower-trim models are characterized by hard, shiny plastic, a cheap material that most automakers did away with years ago. At least the Jetta's technology is up-to-date, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and — finally! — a proper USB port in place of VW's proprietary media port (which required an expensive dealer-supplied connector to hook up a smartphone).

Base-model Jettas come with a slick 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 150 horsepower. However, it's the 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo that's the real gem. You can also get a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 210 hp in the sporty Jetta GLI model. EPA fuel economy estimates range from a high of 33 mpg combined (28 city/40 highway) for the manual-equipped 1.4T model down to 27 mpg combined for the GLI.

As a group, Jettas are comfortable and reasonably engaging to drive, though they no longer stand head and shoulders above the competition the way the previous-generation Jetta did. And while the GLI is very quick in a straight line, its road manners lag behind those of its high-performance competitors, including Volkswagen's own GTI.

Volkswagen has simplified the Jetta lineup by reducing the number of available options; equipment is now largely determined by trim level. The S and Wolfsburg Edition models take up the price leader end of the spectrum, while the SE adds several nice-to-have features. SE Sport is a good middle-of-the-roader, SEL is the luxury version of the Jetta, and the GLI stands alone as the performance-oriented model. Which is the best one to buy? Edmunds can help you find the perfect 2018 Volkswagen Jetta.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.8T SE Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta?

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Volkswagen Jetta?
2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

The 2018 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 $30,760. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is trending $7,628 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is24.8% below the MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 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 $23,560. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,088 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,088 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,472.

The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is25.8% below the MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,455. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,306 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,306 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$16,149.

The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is28.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 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 $27,560. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,638 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,638 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,922.

The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is24.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,460. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $5,878 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,878 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$18,582.

The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is24% below the MSRP.

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