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2006 Volkswagen Jetta
2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Available Price Range $2,575-$9,107 Trims6 Combined MPG 26-38 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take

Halfway through the 2005 model year, Volkswagen launched a redesigned Jetta. For 2006, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 200 horsepower is available. Additional engine choices include a 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder and a diesel four-cylinder. For 2006, a new Jetta GLI powere... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance at higher elevations
  • Engine noise when accelerating
  • Difficult manual seat adjustment

Notable Features

  • Gasoline or diesel power
  • Manual or automatic
  • New GLI performance model
  • Six standard airbags
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Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

When Volkswagen launched its redesigned Jetta more than a year ago in the United States, the car and the company seemed to walk away from their core constituency of younger buyers.The new Jetta is bigger, flashier and more expensive -- lots more expensive. Our test model, a 2006 Jetta 2.0T, had a bottom line of $29,965.SHE: As we were in the middle of driving the 2006 Jetta, VW announced that i... Read full review for the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 60 reviews

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More Miles for the $$$

by InLuvWithMyDiesel from Augusta, KS on April 26, 2010

The Jetta 2006 TDI model is a wonderful car! It is feature-packed and has no major flaws. I owned a 2002 model with 180,000 miles before I replaced it with this 2006. Neither vehicle needed any major ... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

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$17,900 - $23,990
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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T

Head Restraints and Seats
A
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
A
Overall Rear
A
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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