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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Jetta (06-10).

  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

BlueMotion equipment

BlueMotion standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
BlueMotion optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
None available