The redesigned Jetta is an effort by the German automaker to make a car that’s more accessible to mainstream buyers. A majority of Jetta trims feature a more powerful engine and more equipment. However, in a recent compact-car price comparison, the Volkswagen Jetta was the most expensive model in our test group when popularly equipped.
There’s also a sub-S-trimmed Jetta, which used to start at $14,995 but now costs $15,365, which is a $370 increase. That model doesn’t include air conditioning, a radio or power mirrors. It’s not heavily marketed by Volkswagen. All other Jetta trims retain the 2011 pricing structure the new model launched with.