VW Jetta

VW Jetta information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Golf with a boot. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Jetta car range.


Is there any car more boring than the VW Jetta? Possibly not. That said, blandness aside, it’s a very capable product. Essentially a Golf with a boot, it’s a fleet favourite in the company car sector. For more information on the VW Jetta, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Leaving personality and design flair out of the equation (because there’s precious little of either), the Jetta has plenty of fine attributes. It’s not too big, not too small, looks unobtrusive and enjoys a premium badge, a roomy interior and a huge boot. If you have the merest hint of petrol in your veins, however, there’s nothing for you here. Our reviewer thought it would make a great assassins' Q-car - perfect for carving through busy cityscapes, unnoticed by the long arm of the law or any other motorists, for that matter. It's that sort of car...

The one we’d buy

2.0 TDI 150

The one we’d avoid like the plague

No truly bad cars in the range per se

Rivals to consider

Skoda Octavia, or step down to a VW Golf or up to a VW Passat


Roomy, easy to drive, surprisingly brisk with top diesel engine


So dull it should carry a ‘may cause drowsiness’ warning

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