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Volkswagen Jetta Saloon boot space, practicality and safety

2006 - 2010 (change model)
Practicality rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

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

The Jetta is a very safe car, with driver and passenger front and side airbags, curtain airbags, hydraulic brake assistance during emergency stops and an electronic stability control system as standard. The passenger airbag has a deactivation switch so rear-facing child seats can be strapped to the front passenger seat safely. The similar Golf received a maximum five star Euro NCAP rating for adult safety.

Although the Golf may be more practical due to its hatchback tailgate, the Jetta has a very large boot with 527 litres of carrying capacity – not far short of the larger Passat and on par with the Vauxhall Insignia hatchback. The rear seats split and fold, for extra versatility, allowing you to carry large items. However, if you go for a model with a six-CD changer, you’ll find it robs the space under the centre front armrest.

The rest of the cabin ahs good stowage though with a large glovebox, wide door pockets and a twin cupholder which even includes a bottle opener.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (24)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
BlueMotion Standard Equipment
  • n/a
BlueMotion Optional Equipment
  • n/a
S Standard Equipment (1)
  • Full size spare wheel
S Optional Equipment
  • n/a
SE Standard Equipment (3)
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
SE Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Sport Standard Equipment (3)
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 4554mm
Width 2010mm
Height 1459mm
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