Volkswagen Jetta Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Jetta Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SW FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2010 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2009 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2009 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 5 4
2008 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2008 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 5 4
2007 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2006 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2005 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Early Release Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 4 Not Rated
2005 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Later Release Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2004 2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. Wagon w/SAB Not Rated 5 5 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2004 2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 4 4
2003 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. Wagon w/SAB Not Rated 5 5 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2003 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 4 4
2002 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. Wagon w/SAB Not Rated 5 5 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2002 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 4 4
2001 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 4 4
2000 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated
1999 1999 Volkswagen Jetta III 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3 2 Not Rated
1998 1998 Volkswagen Jetta III 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3 (picture) 2 Not Rated
1997 1997 Volkswagen Jetta III 4-DR. Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1996 1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4-DR. Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Jetta for 34 years. They average 27.1 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Jetta above average at 28 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Jetta to be $1,400 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Jetta consumes about 12 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Jetta emits 315 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,725,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 225 trees would offset these emissions. The Jetta has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Volkswagen Jetta 28 32 25
2019 Volkswagen Jetta 34 40 30
2018 Volkswagen Jetta 27 33 24
2017 Volkswagen Jetta 29 35 25
2016 Volkswagen Jetta 33 40 28
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 26 33 22
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 28 34 24
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 26 33 23
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 28 34 24
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 28 34 24
2010 Volkswagen Jetta 25 30 23
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 24 29 20
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 24 29 21
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 22 28 19
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 22 28 19
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 22 28 19
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 24 28 21
2003 Volkswagen Jetta 24 29 21
2002 Volkswagen Jetta 20 26 17
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 20 26 17
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 20 26 17
1999 Volkswagen Jetta 19 24 17
1998 Volkswagen Jetta 24 28 21
1997 Volkswagen Jetta 24 29 21
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 23 28 20
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 25 29 22
1991 Volkswagen Jetta 25 29 22
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 25 29 22
1989 Volkswagen Jetta 25 31 22
1988 Volkswagen Jetta 25 31 22
1987 Volkswagen Jetta 26 31 23
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 26 31 23
1985 Volkswagen Jetta 25 29 23
1984 Volkswagen Jetta 23 26 21

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Jetta has 192 different model options on record with the EPA since 1984. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2020 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S7), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 32 25
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 34 40 30
2019 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.4 L 34 40 30
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 32 38 28
2018 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.4 L 33 40 28
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 33 24
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 32 38 28
2017 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.4 L 33 40 28
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2017 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 23
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 35 25
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 35 25
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2016 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 23
2016 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 36 25
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 32 39 28
2016 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.4 L 33 40 28
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 32 24
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 33 23
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 35 44 30
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 35 43 31
2015 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 25
2015 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 36 25
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 36 25
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 33 22
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 29
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 39 29
2014 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 36 26
2014 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 36 25
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 32 24
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 33 23
2014 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 23
2014 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 24
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 32 24
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 33 22
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 29
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 39 29
2013 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 23
2013 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 24
2013 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 31 24
2013 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 33 23
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 32 24
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 33 22
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 31 24
2012 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 33 23
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 29
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 39 29
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 23
2012 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 24
2011 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 27 31 24
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 33 23
2011 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 23
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 24
2011 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 29
2011 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 39 29
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 21
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 25 30 22
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 25 30 23
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 32 24
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 39 29
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 29
2009 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 30 21
2009 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 20
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 21
2009 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2009 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 29
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 39 29
2008 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2008 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 20
2008 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2008 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2007 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2007 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2007 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2007 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 37 30
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 38 30
2006 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
2005 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 27 19
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 27 19
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 35 41 32
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.9 L 32 39 28
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 22 28 19
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 34 39 31
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 38 30
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 21
2004 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 27 19
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 27 19
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 36 42 32
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.9 L 32 39 28
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2004 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 22 27 19
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 40 29
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 38 44 35
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 20
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2003 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 22 27 19
2003 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 2.8 L 22 28 19
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 21
2003 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 27 19
2002 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 22 28 19
2002 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 22 27 19
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
2002 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 27 19
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 40 29
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 38 44 35
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 20
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 17
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 26 17
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 20
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 22
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 40 29
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 38 44 35
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 20
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 17
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 26 17
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 19
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 21
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 40 29
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 38 44 35
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 17
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 26 17
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 37 44 33
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 23 16
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 17
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 37 44 33
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 37 44 33
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 38 44 34
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 28 20
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 33 36 31
1992 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 25 29 22
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 34 39 31
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 33 36 31
1991 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 25 29 22
1990 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 34 39 31
1990 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21
1990 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 25 29 22
1989 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 34 39 31
1989 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 20
1989 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 25 31 22
1988 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21
1988 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 25 31 22
1987 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 25 21
1987 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 31 23
1986 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 34 39 31
1986 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 35 40 31
1986 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 25 21
1986 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 31 23
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 34 38 31
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 35 41 31
1985 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 25 21
1985 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 24 21
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 31 23
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 25 29 23
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 35 37 33
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 34 38 31
1984 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 21 24 20
1984 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 21 24 20
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 26 30 23
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 25 30 23
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21
1984 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 37 41 35
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 34 38 31
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 33 38 31
1984 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 21 24 20
1984 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 21 24 20
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 25 29 22
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 25 29 22
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21