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Volkswagen introduced the third generation of the Jetta at the beginning of the '90s and built it on top of the same platform as the acclaimed Golf, but aimed at different customers.

There was a high demand for sedans on the market, and the compact-sized ones were the most though after. Moreover, they didn't look like some cars for teenagers, which convinced more families to opt for the Jetta instead of the Golf. So, for the 1992 model year, Volkswagen tried a marketing trick by naming the Jetta as Vento for specific markets.

The 1992 Jetta looked differently than the Golf III. It sported new headlights with a straight inner side and rounded exterior, in complete opposition to its hatchback sibling. Its tall greenhouse showed a thicker C-pillar, enlarged at the bottom, while the trunk was very tall, creating a dynamic stance for the car. At the back, the squared-looking taillights were split between the quarter panels and the trunk lid.

Inside, the Jetta was available with fabric upholstery, while a leather-wrapped interior was available for specific trims and engine versions. The curved dashboard was centered around the driver's area, with high-mounted vents and storage space at the bottom of the center stack. There was room for three passengers in the back, yet not enough legroom for taller people.

Under the hood, the Jetta/Vento didn't get all the engine versions available for the Golf but still featured a choice of 11 engines. For specific markets, it was available with an automatic transmission. Most versions featured front-wheel drive systems and also all-wheel drive versions named Syncro.

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VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1992 - 1998
  6 gasoline engines
  • 1.4L 5MT (60 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.8L 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.8L 5MT (90 HP)
  • 2.0L 5MT (115 HP)
  • 2.8L VR6 5MT (174 HP)
  5 diesel engines
  • 1.9L D 5MT (64 HP)
  • 1.9L SDI 5MT (64 HP)
  • 1.9L TD 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.9L TDI 5MT (110 HP)
  • 1.9L TDI 5MT (90 HP)

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.4L 5MT (60 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (60 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1390 cm3
Power
44 KW @ 4700 RPM
60 HP @ 4700 RPM
59 BHP @ 4700 RPM
Torque
86 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
116 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
97.6 mph (157 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.6 cuFT (527 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2303.8 lbs (1045 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3417.2 lbs (1550 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Highway
44.3 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
35.6 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.6L 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
55 KW @ 5200 RPM
75 HP @ 5200 RPM
74 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
93 lb-ft @ 2600 RPM
126 Nm @ 2600 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
104.4 mph (168 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2312.6 lbs (1049 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3472.3 lbs (1575 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.8L 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1781 cm3
Power
55 KW @ 5000 RPM
75 HP @ 5000 RPM
74 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
140 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
101.9 mph (164 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
18.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2312.6 lbs (1049 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3472.3 lbs (1575 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.8 mpg US (10.8 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
237 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.8L 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1781 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 5500 RPM
90 HP @ 5500 RPM
89 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
107 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
145 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110.6 mph (178 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2361.2 lbs (1071 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3505.3 lbs (1590 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
Highway
37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Combined
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
197 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 2.0L 5MT (115 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 5MT (115 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
85 KW @ 5400 RPM
116 HP @ 5400 RPM
114 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
122 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
166 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
123 mph (198 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2414.1 lbs (1095 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3593.5 lbs (1630 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Highway
37.3 mpg US (6.3 L/100Km)
Combined
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
200 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 2.8L VR6 5MT (174 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L VR6 5MT (174 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2792 cm3
Power
128 KW @ 5800 RPM
174 HP @ 5800 RPM
172 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
173 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
235 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
139.2 mph (224 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2687.4 lbs (1219 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3803 lbs (1725 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.7 mpg US (15 L/100Km)
Highway
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Combined
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
256 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.9L D 5MT (64 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L D 5MT (64 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1896 cm3
Power
47 KW @ 4400 RPM
64 HP @ 4400 RPM
63 BHP @ 4400 RPM
Torque
92 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
124 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
96.9 mph (156 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
18.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2427.23 lbs (1101 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3593.5 lbs (1630 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Highway
50 mpg US (4.7 L/100Km)
Combined
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
167 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.9L SDI 5MT (64 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L SDI 5MT (64 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1896 cm3
Power
47 KW @ 4200 RPM
64 HP @ 4200 RPM
63 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Torque
92 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
124 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
96.9 mph (156 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
18.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2491.2 lbs (1130 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3593.5 lbs (1630 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
34.6 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)
Highway
57.4 mpg US (4.1 L/100Km)
Combined
46.1 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
144 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.9L TD 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L TD 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1896 cm3
Power
55 KW @ 4200 RPM
75 HP @ 4200 RPM
74 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
150 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
102.5 mph (165 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
15.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2444.9 lbs (1109 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3615.6 lbs (1640 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
38.6 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
172 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.9L TDI 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L TDI 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1896 cm3
Power
81 KW @ 4150 RPM
110 HP @ 4150 RPM
109 BHP @ 4150 RPM
Torque
173 lb-ft @ 1900 RPM
235 Nm @ 1900 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119.9 mph (193 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2530.9 lbs (1148 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3714.8 lbs (1685 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
35.6 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)
Highway
57.4 mpg US (4.1 L/100Km)
Combined
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
142 g/km

VOLKSWAGEN Vento/Jetta 1.9L TDI 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L TDI 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1896 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 4000 RPM
90 HP @ 4000 RPM
89 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
149 lb-ft @ 1900 RPM
202 Nm @ 1900 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110.6 mph (178 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.44 in (4380 mm)
Width
66.92 in (1700 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.48/57.08 in (1,460/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.63 in (2480 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.7 cuFT (501 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2530.9 lbs (1148 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3714.8 lbs (1685 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Highway
56 mpg US (4.2 L/100Km)
Combined
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
137 g/km
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