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VW Jetta Australia

Volkswagen's Jetta sedan resides in a strange limbo between the brand's Golf hatch and the larger Passat, and its relatively soft sales reflect this positioning. 

It didn't arrive here officially until 2005 in its fifth generation guise; the Mk3 version was sold as a Vento, and Mk4 as the Bora.

The sixth generation - each version marries up with the Golf's life cycles - launched locally in 2011, with the range receiving a makeover in 2015. This update saw the debut of a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, derived from the previous generation Golf GTI that made 155kW. The Jetta begins at POA for the Jetta 118 TSI Comfortline and ranges to POA for the Jetta 118 TSI Comfortline.

Volkswagen Jetta Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Jetta here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What used car should I buy?

    The newest car in the best condition with the fewest kilometres and the best record of service is normally the best. All are good cars and all should give you good reliable service, but using the above the Peugeot 308 would seem to be the best choice for you.

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  • How to fix the radio in my 2017 Voklswagen Jetta

    Take it to a car radio specialist and have them check it. They should be able to tell if it’s the antenna that’s the problem.

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  • Which one to buy? A Toyota Camry or Volkswagen Jetta?

    If you want a reliable ride go for the Camry, buying the Jetta is a gamble, which could end up being an expensive one.

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  • Strange engine behaviour in 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

    It shouldn’t be doing that. Take it back to your dealer and demonstrate what it’s doing and ask to explain it or fix it.

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Volkswagen Jetta Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volkswagen Jetta varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2018 Sedan 1.4L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $11,200 $27,720
2016 Sedan 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $9,400 $24,860
2015 Sedan 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $7,200 $20,680
2014 Sedan 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $4,600 $16,830
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Volkswagen Jetta Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2018 Sedan 1473x1778x4744 mm 137 mm
2017 Sedan 1473x1778x4744 mm 137 mm
2016 Sedan 1473x1778x4744 mm 137 mm
2015 Sedan 1473x1778x4744 mm 137 mm
2014 Sedan 1473x1778x4744 mm 137 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Jetta Dimensions

Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Jetta is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.5L/100km for Sedan /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2018 Sedan 6.5L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 6.5L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 5.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2016 Sedan 6.5L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2015 Sedan 5.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2015 Sedan 6.5L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2014 Sedan 5.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2014 Sedan 6.5L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Jetta Pricing and Specs for 2018

Volkswagen Jetta Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Jetta has maximum towing capacity of 1400kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2018 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2017 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2016 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2015 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2014 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
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Volkswagen Jetta Wheel Size

The Volkswagen Jetta has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x55 R16 for Sedan in 2018 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2018 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2015 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2014 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Jetta Wheel Sizes