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Volkswagen Jetta Saloon review

2006 - 2010 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £14,815 - £22,990
Used prices £608 - £3,836
Road tax cost £150 - £395
Insurance group 14 - 30
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 436 - 738 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Well built and reliable, cheaper and smaller alternative to a Passat, good choice of engines


Not as practical as a Golf, dull image, noisy TDI engines

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Volkswagen has returned to the original Jetta name for its smaller family saloon, relegating the previous Vento and Bora names to history. While the Golf influence is obvious from the front and from behind the wheel, the rear has much in common with the upmarket Passat and it’s a good alternative to the larger four-door. The Jetta is good to drive in all its engine variations, and can squeeze three passengers into the rear quite comfortably.

It has a huge boot and is quite handsome, but still won’t hold its value as well as an equivalent Golf. However, this makes it a good used buy.