2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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Volkswagen Jetta highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 26 combined

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What is new for the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta?

  • The Jetta is available in a variety of new trims, including the GLI, GLI Autobahn, and SEL Premium.
  • Jetta trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Panoramic Sunroof, No A/C, and Fender Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear View Camera, Rear Sunshade, Leatherette & Cloth, Parking Sensors, Remote Start, Full Roof Rack, and Power Hatch/Deck Lid features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The TDI trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Sunroof(s) as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with AM/FM Stereo, Auxiliary Audio Input, CD Audio, and Air Conditioning as standard equipment.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is a car that is loved by many customers. They like the fuel economy, handling, and design.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Jetta an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen Jetta 25th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Volkswagen Jetta features and specs

S 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 38.1"

Head room

F 38.2"/R 37.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 5

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