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Used 2017 Volkswagen Jetta for Sale

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About the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Vehicle Summary

An economical option for singles, couples and small families, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a compact sedan. Laser-seamed panels provide a stronger attachment than spot welds to improve overall structural strength. The Jetta is available in four trims, the S, SE, SEL and GLI, to provide you with a range of standard and available options to match your life and driving style. Thoughtful available features such as heated power side mirrors, LED daytime running lights, heated seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate center and rearview camera makes your drive just a little more enjoyable. Volkswagen's Car-Net® provides a wide range of features, including navigation, security and local information, as well as making it possible to access your mobile device's apps on the vehicle's touchscreen interface.1 Available in nine exterior paint colors and four interior finishes, the Jetta provides a solid, economical ride.

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Q: How many people can the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta seat?

A: As with many compact sedans, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta has two front bucket seats as well as a 60/40 split flat fold three-passenger bench seat in the back. This allows the vehicle to seat five people, including the driver, while leaving plenty of room for cargo in the trunk's 15.7 cubic feet of open space.

Q: What kind of fuel economy does the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta get?

A: Available in a range of engine and transmission options, the Jetta receives an EPA estimate ranging from 28 mpg city and 40 mpg highway for the 1.4L inline-four engine with a five-speed manual transmission, to 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for the 2.0L inline-four engine with an automatic transmission.2

Q: What kind of powertrain does the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta have?

A: The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta has a number of available powertrain options. They feature a 1.4L inline-four turbo engine producing 150 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque that is available with their five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, a 1.8L inline-four turbo engine delivering 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque available with the five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and a 2.0L inline-four turbo engine providing 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, also available with the five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Q: What are some popular features on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta?

A: The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta has a number of popular available features, including VW Car-Net assistance and communications suite, Fender® premium audio system, power tilt/slide sunroof, adaptive cruise control, HomeLink® integrated garage door opener, heated front seats and SiriusXM® satellite radio.1

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2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

Generation Overview

Known as the New Compact Sedan during development, the sixth generation of the Volkswagen Jetta moved the sedan from the premium compact sedan market to the compact sedan market, a move that many reviewers criticized, citing the cost-saving cuts that had taken place in the model during Volkswagen's push to reach 800,000 sales in North America by 2018. It shared the platform with the Golf, but no longer shared any of its body panels. Initially offered with a 2.5L five-cylinder engine and a 2.0L turbo diesel, the manufacturer shifted over time to 1.4L inline-four, 1.8L inline-four and 2.0L inline-four turbo engines following the emissions scandal with the 2.0L TDI turbo diesel engine.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Awesome car and a great deal!

Carmax has always provided me with legendary service and over the top customer service. No pressure when it comes to a purchase like other dealerships. I appreciate all that Carmax has done for me. Thank you all


  • Fuel Economy: Fuel economy is definitely the plus.
  • Value: VW automobiles always gives you a good value for your money.


  • Ride and Handling: suspension could be upgraded.

- Jason Perez, 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Great car for the price!

As efficient as you can get in a non-electric or hybrid. Zippy ride. Not a lot of frills but the Bluetooth, USB, etc. all work great for hands-free and the ride is smooth. This model is simple but really handy in traffic and running errands.


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  • Dashboard: If you like a dashboard with tons of features, this is not the car for you.

- James G, 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Carmax came through!!!

I have LOVED my Jetta!!! It has good pick-up, handles well, and makes getting to work in the morning a bit more fun (since it's a manual) :-) AND when a few minor issues were found after I purchased the vehicle, Carmax scheduled the necessary appointments to fix the problems, free of charge. Thank you!!!


  • Ride and Handling: It responds very well to my movements.
  • Seat Comfort: The built-in lumbar support lever is very helpful for me.


  • Interior Space: In the morning, I move the visor to the side in order to block the sun and it doesn't cover the entire width of the window ... so I use my arm/hand as well. Not a big deal, but a con.

- Adam Craig, 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.