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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 32 - 61 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The Jetta holds its value reasonably well, but not as well as the Golf. It is, however, better than saloon versions of the Ford Focus or Renault Megane. All the engines are pretty economical, although if you're looking to save money, the 2.0-litre petrols are best avoided. Servicing costs tend to be high in the Volkswagen dealer network due to high labour rates, though the costs of parts can be quite reasonable.

The Jetta scores well on the eco front, helped by the fact there's a Bluemotion model. This is fitted with the 1.9 TDI engine and thanks to engine and aerodynamic changes, emits 122g/km of CO2 while averaging 61mpg.

Fleets which use the Jetta as a company car have reported it to be one of the most dependable cars on the road. This only reinforces Volkswagen's reputation for quality and reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £125 - £330
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Insurance group 14 - 30
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