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2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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Volkswagen Jetta highlights

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

30 city, 42 highway, 34 combined

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All Volkswagen Jetta years

New for 2012

  • 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 Sunshade, Rear View Camera, Leatherette & Cloth, Parking Sensors, Remote Start, Full Roof Rack, and Power Hatch/Deck Lid features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Sunroof(s) as standard equipment.
  • The TDI trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with AM/FM Stereo, Auxiliary Audio Input, and CD Audio as standard equipment.

Explore Volkswagen Jetta details

SEL Premium 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Fender Audio
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive type


Engine size


Engine type




Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Jetta an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Volkswagen Jetta 24th out of 44 among Compact Cars.

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