Used Volkswagen Jetta (2011 - 2018) Review

Review by Chris Ebbs on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
4
The Jetta has always been something of an anomaly of the Volkswagen range. Sitting somewhere between the Golf and Passat, the compact saloon is often overlooked as buyers opt for the more fashionable Golf or bigger Passat.

Volkswagen Jetta (11-18)
  • Large amounts of boot space
  • Improved rear passenger space
  • Cheaper alternative to Passat
  • Firm ride
  • Lacks any real driving excitement
  • Dull image

New price range:

£18,095 - £25,540

Used price range:

£2,812 - £13,070

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Jetta has always been something of an anomaly of the Volkswagen range. Sitting somewhere between the Golf and Passat, the compact saloon is often overlooked as buyers opt for the more fashionable Golf or bigger Passat. However, the sixth-generation Jetta is no longer just a Golf with a boot. That boot might have shrunk a little – it still has more than 500 litres of space, but rear passengers get an extra bit of leg space to compensate for the minor loss of luggage space. It is now an all-new model and a good car in its own right worth serious consideration. That doesn’t mean it’s without flaws. While the handling is far from lifeless it does little to excite either. As you’d expect from the German brand a polished finish takes precedent over a passionate and engaging driving experience, but the selection of engines are good, while the huge boot space and extended rear passenger space means it is ideal as a cheaper alternative to the Passat.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Surprisingly generous rear leg room and sizeable boot.  

5 out of 5

Faye Ford ,   08 Aug 2015    ... read more

 MPG. I got long drive to work and wanted a car which give me good consumption. I am very happy with it so far!  

4 out of 5

Shahid Rafiq ,   10 Sep 2014    ... read more

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