2020 Volkswagen JettaChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Excellent multimedia system on higher trim levels
- Automatic emergency braking available
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
- Roomy interior, trunk
- Comfortable, quiet ride
- Interior quality falls off in rear seat
- Steering needs more feel
- Handling not as tight as old model
- Interior design not as upscale as some rivals
- Just OK multimedia on lower trims
Five-seat compact sedan
Turbo 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine standard
Manual or automatic transmission
Performance-oriented GLI version available
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What Is the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta?
The Volkswagen Jetta is a front-wheel drive compact sedan that seats five, and it was completely redesigned for 2019. All Jetta trim levels are powered by a 147-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Subaru Impreza.
The performance-oriented Jetta GLI comes with a 228-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. GLI competitors include the Honda Civic Si and Subaru WRX.
What’s New on the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta?
All Jettas get an updated version of Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data plan required). Wireless device charging is available, and R-Line models now have a standard six-speed manual transmission.
What Features in the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Are Most Important?
Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is included on all trim levels but the base S model, where it’s optional. Other available driver-assist features include blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and automatic high-beam headlights. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity is standard.
Should I Buy the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta?
Last year’s redesign brought a Jetta that was improved in many ways, but arguably at a loss of some of the steering feel and sporty driving manners of the previous version. Driving enthusiasts can take solace in the fact that a manual transmission is still available as well as the sporty GLI version.
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Just got it but very hopeful about its future
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The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta currently has 2 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2020 Volkswagen Jetta has not been tested.
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / 50,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
MY 2015-MY 2017 vehicles / 75,000 miles, MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles, MY 2020 and newer vehicles/ 75,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
For vehicles purchased on or after January 5, 2021: Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever occurs first) limited warranty; model-year 2018-2019, 1 year/12,000 miles (whichever occurs first) limited warranty; model-year 2020 and newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever occurs first) limited warranty
Dealer Certification Required
100-plus point inspection
2 year 24-Hour