• (4.2) 69 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,111$11,327
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-35
  • Engine: 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2010 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take on the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take

The Jetta is a premium compact sedan that's offered ioffered in trim levels including S, SE and SEL. There's also a diesel (TDI) and a station wagon variant. The sedan is due to be redesigned for 2011, but the Sport Wagon gets a head start with fresh styling for 2010 like that of the ne... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Wide center console

Notable Features

  • Optional diesel
  • Wagon model
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six standard airbags

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I should have set aside a day to celebrate its being, the goodness and specialness of it. But it was too easy to take it for granted, to expect that it would always be there fulfilling my will. It's gone now. Volkswagen took it back to lend to other automotive journalists, many of whom probably will write about it strictly in terms of nuts and bolts, as if those were the things that matt... Read full review for the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 69 reviews

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Not a BMW 335i,--but not bad

by DEESUL DOG from Dallas on September 24, 2010

We have had the car for 4 months and are quite pleased. I have been able to get 52 mpg on the highway & 33 mpg in town. The big payoff for me is that this "clean diesel" that VW has been using since '... Read Full Review

10 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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