2016 Volkswagen Jetta

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2016

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Compact Car
#6 Volkswagen Jetta

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Volkswagen Jetta after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Rear visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • How the interior materials feel
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 42


33 - 48


150 - 210


5 speed, Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD, 7 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4, Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Review

You’re moving up and in the right direction. Keep the momentum going with the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. Every aspect of the Jetta is a step up from its turbocharged performance to fun features worthy of a status update. The Jetta offers sporty smart style that matches your ambition. And its looks are backed by quality craftsmanship you can count on. Available in 4 models and 10 different trims Jetta’s your perfect match. The 2016 1.4T S starts at just $17 680. The top-of-the-line 2016 Hybrid SEL Premium is $31 120. Jetta’s exterior style will turn heads and the interior will have your friends envious of premium features like the power sunroof. Let’s get smart. In the Jetta dashboard meets smartphone. App-Connect syncs your apps to the touchscreen. And you’ll love available smart safety features like the blind spot monitor. With turbocharged performance this car is on the fast track just like you. Pick the color and interior that’s right for you. In the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta… every part is the fun part.
The Jetta has plenty of interior space for your friends and their stuff. Standard features like the multi-function steering wheel make it easy to get everyone to the next adventure. Get the good stuff. Available features like heated front seats and power sunroof are definitely a style upgrade. Dashboard meet smartphone. Use the available VW Car-Net App-Connect to sync smartphone apps to Jetta’s touchscreen. Satisfy your inner technophile with even more available features like the Fender premium audio system.
Stay road-aware and traffic-savvy with help from Jetta’s available advanced safety features. The blind spot monitor alerts you to vehicles approaching from the side or rear in your blind spot. Adaptive cruise control keeps your car at a preset distance from the vehicle in front of you. VW Car-Net’s Security & Service feature automatically calls for help in an emergency monitors speed and boundary alerts and more. Jetta’s standard safety features like the Intelligent Crash Response System help keep you safe when the unexpected happens.
The Jetta is just plain fun to drive. Its standard turbocharged engine provides 150 horsepower which comes in handy for life in the fast lane. The available 1.8 liter engine gives you even more get-up-and-go. The 4-corner independent suspension was built for the autobahn – letting you hug the corners tight. Available 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode is custom-made for a more spirited ride. And when you want a more hands-on feel change gears with a quick tap of the shifter.

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