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Volkswagen Jetta

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta – 2.0L FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 Man Trans (Base Trim)

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  • Diesel With Any Trim Level
  • Power and Economy
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  • Fiscal Sense Only in the Long Run
  • Tight Rear Seating
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$16,215
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25 / 34
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ENGINE
2.0L I4
HORSE POWER
115 hp
@ 5,200 rpm
TORQUE
125 ft lb
of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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Jettas were the proverbial “whipping boy” of Volkswagen’s lineup until a significant freshening in 2015 brought them in line with the automaker’s up-market philosophy. Materials and design are markedly better, and the 150hp 2.0L TDI powerplant has the urge and refinement to make drivers wonder if they really are driving a diesel. A manual transmission is offered, but the DSG is faster and gets essentially the same fuel economy, so it’s probably the better choice for most buyers. Turbo lag is not a factor, and while the Jetta TDI is no sports sedan, it’s far from a penalty box. In fact, critics now rank it among the top compact sedans available.

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Oddly enough, Volkswagen has thrown specifications, photos, and pricing for its upcoming 2009 Jetta Sportwagen on its consumer website, while failing to issue a single press release. Funny business indeed, but nevertheless we now have the official word and cost on Wolfsburg's latest station wagon.
The 2009 Jetta Sportwagen starts at 19,649 in S trim with a 2.5-liter, 170 horsepower I-5, five-speed manual transmission (and that price includes a $650 destination charge). Add $2,000 if you'd like VW's six-speed Tiptronic to do the shifting for you. At the S trim level, you'll get roof rails, 16-inch steel wheels, heated side mirrors, halogen headlights, velour uphostry, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, single-CD 8-speaker stereo with auxiliary jack, and remote/auto locking.
Step up to the SE level trim package, and you'll retain the same engine and transmission options, starting at $21,999 for a manual and $23,099 for an automatic. The standard equipment list, however, is inflated to include chrome window trim, 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette door panels and seats, a premium 6-disc 10-speaker stereo, Sirius Satellite Radio, a rear center armrest with storage and cupholders, and a pass-through rear seat.
The top-of-the-line SEL trim gets even more goodies, starting with the VW's award-winning 200 horsepower, 2.0-liter TFSI inline-four (the same engine found in the GTI), which comes mated to either a six-speed manual ($26,640) or six-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox ($27,740). The equipment list is beefed up too - a leather-wrapped, multifunction steering wheel, leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, multifunction trip computer, rear seat electrical outlet, premium sound package, 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, and a leather shift knob are all included at the top trim level.
Volkswagen also released specifications on the Jetta Sportwagen TDI, including its 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-four, good for 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, but has not yet released fuel economy or pricing figures. This is most likely due to the fact that the TDI version will not be released during the initial summer launch, instead likely waiting to hit showrooms early next year.
Head on over to Volkswagen's USA website to spec out a 2009 Jetta Sportwagen of your own.
Source: Volkswagen
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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$16,215
25 / 34
2.0L I4
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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$15,695
24 / 34
2.0L I4
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1.8T Can Never Lose
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Think of it as 2.0T Lite
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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$15,545
24 / 34
2.0L I4
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Auf Wiedersehen, My Good Friend
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Braking Bad
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Proving That Frugal Can Be Fun
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Taking the Reins of An Eager Steed
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Sticky Shoes and Sticky Stats
Ron KiinoJul 22, 2013
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I took the Volkswagen Jetta GLI on its first adventure
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A Year With the People's Sports Sedan
Ron KiinoMar 29, 2013
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Crossbred Delight
Benson KongDec 25, 2012
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The Highly Fuel-Efficient Jetta for the Rest of Them
Todd LassaFeb 3, 2012

2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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$15,515
24 / 34
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The Perfect VW?
Scott MortaraDec 23, 2011
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The Gene Pool Deepens
Michael FebboAug 31, 2011

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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$15,365
24 / 34
2.0L I4
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Party of One
Benson KongOct 25, 2012
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Taking Inventory and Car Seats
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Sun and Snow
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Fulfilling Goals
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The Long Haul
Benson KongApr 16, 2012
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Engine Break-In Observations and a DSG Fix
Benson KongMar 9, 2012
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Non-Prescribed Tomfoolery Time
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Attempting to Rationalize a Diesel Vehicle
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Our TDI Gets a new Chaperone - and Sees mpg Gains
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Exploring The Space Between
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The People's Diesel, Round II
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Testing Out the North American People's Car
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Conservative Candidate's Campaign Promises
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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$17,735
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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$17,515
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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$16,990
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2.5L I5
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta

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$16,490
22 / 30
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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$17,900
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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$17,680
24 / 31
2.0L I4
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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$17,430
24 / 31
2.0L I4
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta

SPECIFICATIONS
$17,100
24 / 31
2.0L I4
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta

SPECIFICATIONS
$16,850
24 / 31
2.0L I4
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta

SPECIFICATIONS
$16,700
24 / 31
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta

SPECIFICATIONS
$16,700
24 / 31
2.0L I4
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta

SPECIFICATIONS
$16,500
24 / 31
2.0L I4
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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$14,595
22 / 29
2.0L I4
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta

SPECIFICATIONS
$14,570
23 / 30
2.0L I4
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta

SPECIFICATIONS
$14,250
23 / 30
2.0L I4
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