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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Price Range: $15,515 - $27,795 | 22 MPG City - 29 MPG Highway

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

In 2011, Volkswagen revised the Jetta's packaging to better compete with the Honda Civic, MAZDA3 and Toyota Corolla. Previously, price kept it just out of reach of potential buyers of the competition, but with an attractive redesign, Volkswagen also reconsidered options packaging and the Jetta's price level. Now, buyers can get a premium German sedan at an entry-level price, with fit and finish similar to that on cars that cost two and three times as much.

What's new for 2012?

Following a redesign in 2011, the Jetta sedan sees few changes for 2012.

Model Strengths

  • Affordability
  • excellent fit and finish
  • good handling and braking
  • TDI fuel economy

Model Review

Volkswagen redesigned the popular Jetta for 2011, and it returns relatively unchanged for 2012. The sixth-generation sedan features larger dimensions inside and out, and there's plenty to like.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

4dr Manual SE PZEV

Engine

Engine Type 2.5L Gas I5
Horsepower 170 @ 5700 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 177 @ 4250 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal
Fuel Economy 23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 478.5 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 16 x 6.5 in.
Tires 205/55HR16

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.2 in. / 41.2 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.1 in. / 38.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 15.7 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 104.4 in.
Curb Weight 3018 lb.
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4dr Manual SE PZEV

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard