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What Changed

The Jetta is all-new for 2011. The new model is significantly longer than its predecessor. A large reduction in weight should aid fuel economy. Three powertrains are offered: a four-cylinder gas engine on entry-level models, a five-cylinder gas engine on midrange models and the high-mileage four cylinder diesel. Four trim levels are offered: S, SE, SEL and TDI (diesel).

Comparison to Prior Model

2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Price Range ($) $15,995 - $24,095 $17,605 - $23,760
Length (in) 182.2 179.3
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 101.5
Width (in) 70.0 70.1
Height (in) 57.2 57.4
Track (in) 60.7 60.6
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 366.1 360.9
Curb Weight (lbs.) 2804-3210 3230-3334
Legroom Total (in.) 79.3 76.6
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.1 90.8
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 15.5 16
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • FWD
Engines
  • 2.0l I4 (115-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)
  • 2.5l I5 (170-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 T (200-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)
  • 2.5l I5 (170-bhp)
Transmissions A6, M5, M6, SM6 A6, M5, M6, SM6
City MPG 23-30 20-30
Highway MPG 29-42 29-41
Combined MPG 26-35 24-35
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