The previous model held its value fairly well, especially compared to rivals like the Mazda3 Saloon or Renault Megane, but it isn’t as robust as the more popular Golf model and this is likely to continue. You can expect to pay a premium for Volkswagen servicing too, but will be treated to quality customer service and reliability.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,039 - £1,322 *|
|Diesel||131p||£876 - £1,124 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Variable. Every two years/or inidcated on trip computer|
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£20 - £160
See tax rates for all versions
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
Like a number of models in the range, the top ‘eco’ choice is the 1.6 TDI with BlueMotion Technology. This adds start/stop along with brake regeneration and means the Jetta will achieve a claimed 67mpg with the manual gearbox and 65mpg with the seven-speed DSG auto ‘box, while are emissions are just 109g/km and 113g/km respectively.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.0 TDi Diesel||107 g/km (Min)||£20 - £145|
|1.4 TSi (160bhp) Petrol||145 g/km (Max)||£160|
Reliability is one of the manufacturer’s strong points - VWs are widely regarded as dependable. The engines are already used across most of the range and all seem to have held up well so far. However, the cabin doesn’t feel up to the same standard of the Golf or the Passat.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported|
|Other||No problems reported|