2011 Volkswagen Jetta
1-10 of 93 reviews
Test drive review

Why a 2011 Jetta?

by from Boston, MA on October 19, 2010

Balance between content and price. 1. Enough power for easy highway merges and handling a full load of passengers 2. Smooth driving dynamics; solid feel to car 3. Sleek/current exterior 4. Full comple...
Balance between content and price. 1. Enough power for easy highway merges and handling a full load of passengers 2. Smooth driving dynamics; solid feel to car 3. Sleek/current exterior 4. Full complement of current high tech (IPod adaptor, Bluetooth, AUX, XM radio, touchscreen audio interface, CD changer, wheel mounted audio controls) 5. Full complement of current safety features (front/side airbags, ABS, stability control, impact beams, blinkers on side mirrors) 6. Comfortable seats and interior? Interior pleasant to look at (I don?t touch my dashboard except when wiping dust off) 7. Great dimensions: Overall length shorter than the Audi A4 even though more rear legroom than Honda Accord/ Acura MDX 8. Sliding sunroof 9. Fake leather interior?looks like leather, more durable v. spills than cloth 10. Big trunk 11. Automatic transmission 12. Power windows 13. Remote keyless entry 14. Included warranties same as Honda/Toyota/Nissan 15. ALL of the above for just over $21k (including delivery)
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

29 out of 29 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Excellent handling car

by from Kittery, ME on November 4, 2010

The car is great to drive, very manueverable in traffic etc. The inside is comfortable with all the conveniences including a large glove box. That was a surprise because they are usually very small. T...
The car is great to drive, very manueverable in traffic etc. The inside is comfortable with all the conveniences including a large glove box. That was a surprise because they are usually very small. The heater/air conditioner work fast, heated seats and power windows great. The 6 CD changer & radio sound nice. One of the best things is that it is great on gas. I am very pleased with my choice.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

2011 VW Jetta TDI Auto

by from Tennessee on April 13, 2011

I've now owned my 2011 Jetta TDI for about 2 months, and the one thing that keeps coming to my mind is 42 MPG. By the way in everyday driving you can get way better than the 42 MPG listed on the windo...
I've now owned my 2011 Jetta TDI for about 2 months, and the one thing that keeps coming to my mind is 42 MPG. By the way in everyday driving you can get way better than the 42 MPG listed on the window sticker. In fact, I have gone on 50 mile trips and averaged 47 MPG! As far as economical, this car is great, I love the fuel economy. However, I do have some gripes about this car. My car is two months old and yet I hear interior rattles, now the dealer did say they would fix this I just haven't taken it in yet. The seat is also very uncomfortable if you are over 6ft tall. And to be completely honest the exterior styling isn't sporty enough. The DSG automated manuel transmission is very difficult to get used to, if you are at a complete stop in "D" and hit the gas hard you will sit there for about 1.5 seconds before you actually move. Now as you drive this car more you get used to the delay, and what to do to avoid it, but I must say at first this lag almost got me hit a time or two. If you leave a stop in "S" (sport mode) there is no delay. There is another strange thing that the DSG transmission does, when you are going at a low rate of speed at a low constant RPM the transmission will occasionally make the car hop. It almost feels as if you are driving a manual in 3rd gear and it's trying to stall. My jetta has done this 4 times now, so I called the dealer and they basically just told me that it will occasionally do that. Other than the weird transmission, uncomfortable seat, interior rattles, and un-sporty design it is a great overall car. I would hate it if it didn't get such good fuel economy, I mean who can complain when you get well over 42MPG.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

I've owned them all and this is the best

by from Murrieta, California on February 23, 2012

I was hesitant to buy a "diesel" and pay the extra to get it but I made the right decision. I bought my Jetta TDI in May 2010 brand new. I have 98,000 miles on it as I am a road warrior driving 200-30...
I was hesitant to buy a "diesel" and pay the extra to get it but I made the right decision. I bought my Jetta TDI in May 2010 brand new. I have 98,000 miles on it as I am a road warrior driving 200-300 miles per day for my work. I LOVE THIS CAR! I've owned Mercedes, toyotas, hondas, bmw's, you name it and this car is still as rock solid as the day I bought it. No squeaks or rattles. I've replaced the battery and tires and changed the oil every 10k miles. I routinely get 43-49 miles to the gallon. I got the premium addition and the navigation with bluetooth and built in adapter for the IPHONE is the best. My laptop can be plugged into the plug in in the back seat area and I can charge that while I am using my iphone or ipad. I am going to be giving this car to my daughter in June when I will have turned about 120K miles on it and get me a Passat TDI. I go about 580-630 miles on a tank full of gas (14.5 gallons) which costs me about $55-62 per tank. I drive it also to tucson during baseball season and if its just my wife and I will get 50+ mpg going the speed limit. I've researched all the other "great gas mileage cars" and none compare to these VW's. Very very impressed with this car.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Great Car

by from Greenville, SC on October 25, 2010

I bought this car for the purpose of commuting and I must say I am glad I did. It is a fun car to drive and has plenty of room and features. Don't worry about all of the car techy reviews out there. T...
I bought this car for the purpose of commuting and I must say I am glad I did. It is a fun car to drive and has plenty of room and features. Don't worry about all of the car techy reviews out there. This is a great car with alot of style.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

FAVORITE CAR IN THE WORLD

by from Sunapee, NH on June 15, 2011

This car is absolutely amazing!!! We bought the car 2 months ago and its awesome! We have 2 full grown teenagers living at home and they both fit fine in the back seat.(sedan) The TDI gets very good g...
This car is absolutely amazing!!! We bought the car 2 months ago and its awesome! We have 2 full grown teenagers living at home and they both fit fine in the back seat.(sedan) The TDI gets very good gas mileage and is very fun to drive. We have had problems with the sunroof not closing but that was fixed no problem by our dealership. It is priced the same as a Prius and being an owner of a Prius it has many more features and is well worth the money!!! Our older son drives it to school and the Jetta is no longer a girls car it is the one everyone wants to ride in, we bought him a 2006 Audi A4 quattro (the more expensive sister to the Jetta) and he likes to drive the Jetta more than his Audi. If you are going to get a Jetta spend the extra money for the TDI because it is worth it!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

I love my Jetta

by from Bowie, MD on August 2, 2011

I traded in my Volvo S80 for a new Jetta because the gas consumption on my Volvo was through the roof. I believed this to have been a downgrade, but was soon proven wrong. I have since fallen in love ...
I traded in my Volvo S80 for a new Jetta because the gas consumption on my Volvo was through the roof. I believed this to have been a downgrade, but was soon proven wrong. I have since fallen in love with my Jetta and besides from the noisy cabin, cannot find one thing I do not like about it.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Jedi Jetta

by from Lubbock, TX on March 1, 2011

Amazing experience, I got my new fully-loaded Jetta in October. The features and styling of this beauty make up for any lag on the "race-track". Great car!
Amazing experience, I got my new fully-loaded Jetta in October. The features and styling of this beauty make up for any lag on the "race-track". Great car!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Great Car!

by from Philadelphia, PA on February 9, 2014

This may be premaure. I rented a 2011 VW Jetta and absolutely loved it. And yesterday I bought one. And she's pretty. Day 2- and there's a snow storm. She handled so well, better than my previous car....
This may be premaure. I rented a 2011 VW Jetta and absolutely loved it. And yesterday I bought one. And she's pretty. Day 2- and there's a snow storm. She handled so well, better than my previous car. Great price, quality car! I hope this feeling lasts. Satisfied.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Excellent

by from Philadelphia area on January 26, 2014

Bought a 2011 Jetta 33k mile, for our son who is away at college. Very good all-around car. Responsive handling, good performance from the 2.5 5 cylinder, comfortable and useful interior, and very goo...
Bought a 2011 Jetta 33k mile, for our son who is away at college. Very good all-around car. Responsive handling, good performance from the 2.5 5 cylinder, comfortable and useful interior, and very good build quality. We've had the car only about 2 months and no issues. Would highly recommend the Jetta, or any of the VW products!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
See Model Details
Our Expert Review: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta