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Segment: Compact
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  

After selling more than 17 million Jetta/Bora/Vento models around the world, the seventh generation of the compact sedan from Volkswagen was introduced at the 2018 North American Auto Show.

It was the seventh generation for the Jetta and, as usual, it was based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf. That time, it was the MQB platform, which was also used for various vehicles from the German car manufacturer, including for compact and medium-sized SUVs.

The exterior looked similar to its larger brother, the Passat. The three horizontal chromed lines from the grille made the car look wider than it actually was. More additional lines like those were found in the lower part of the bumper. From the side, the Jetta featured another side window behind the rear doors, which was something unseen on this model before. In the back, the long taillights looked somehow similar to those found on an Audi A4 sedan.

The interior of the car was roomy enough for five adult passengers, with enough leg and headroom for the side passengers and limited foot space for the middle one. For the driver, there was a TFT display for the instrument cluster and a large 8” infotainment touch-screen on the same level with the steering-wheel, tilted toward the driver that was offered as an option. The standard unit was a 6.5” display. It was Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible.

From the technical point of view, depending on the engine, the Jetta featured a torsion beam suspension in the back and McPherson in the front. The base trim was offered with a standard 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic was optional. All the other trims got the latter one fitted as standard.

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VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 2018 - 2021
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.4L 5MT FWD (150 HP)
  • 1.8L 6MT FWD (170 HP)
  • 2.0L TSI 6AT FWD (210 HP)

VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.4L 5MT FWD (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT FWD (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1392 cm3
Power
110.3 KW @ 5000 RPM
150 HP @ 5000 RPM
148 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM
249 Nm @ 1400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55/R16 H
DIMENSIONS
Length
182.2 in (4628 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
56.6 in (1438 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.1/60.4 in (1,527/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
104.4 in (2652 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.2 in (132 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.7 cuFT (445 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2939 lbs (1333 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4101 lbs (1860 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Highway
40 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
Combined
33 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)

VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.8L 6MT FWD (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 6MT FWD (170 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1800 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 4800 RPM
170 HP @ 4800 RPM
168 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM
249 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45/R17H
DIMENSIONS
Length
182.2 in (4628 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
56.6 in (1438 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.1/60.4 in (1,527/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
104.4 in (2652 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.2 in (132 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.7 cuFT (445 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3177 lbs (1441 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4299 lbs (1950 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
Highway
33 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
Combined
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)

VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 2.0L TSI 6AT FWD (210 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TSI 6AT FWD (210 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1982 cm3
Power
154.5 KW @ 5300 RPM
210 HP @ 5300 RPM
207 BHP @ 5300 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM
281 Nm @ 1700 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed automatic / Triptonic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/40/R18H
DIMENSIONS
Length
182.2 in (4628 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
56.6 in (1438 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.1/60.4 in (1,527/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
104.4 in (2652 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.2 in (132 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.7 cuFT (445 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3194 lbs (1449 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4387 lbs (1990 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
Highway
33 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
Combined
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
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