The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan – a mainstay in the Volkswagen line-up – is available in S, SE and SL trim levels. Powering this year’s Jetta Sedan is a 170 horsepower 2.5-liter gas-powered inline 5-cylinder. Buyers have the option of a 5-speed or 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed automatic transmission. For 2008, the Jetta features black body trim on the S and SE models and options now include things like a sunroof on the S model and a state-of-the-art audio system on the SEL. Equipment includes cruise control, power controls, ABS brakes, traction control and AM/FM/CD.Read more Read less
The 2.0T four-cylinder engine is no longer offered on the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta line, only on the performance-oriented GLI model, but the Jetta's 2.5L five-cylinder engine now gets a 20-horsepower boost in power, to 170 horsepower. The top-of-the-range SEL model is now offered only with an automatic transmission, and Climatronic climate control and leather upholstery are no longer standard on the SEL or the GLI. A power recline feature for the driver's seat is now standard through the Jetta line. For both models Laser Blue is a new color, replaces Shadow Blue in the Jetta's color palette. Wheat Beige has been dropped.
Low entry price; safety features including available rear thorax air bags; styling and performance (GLI).
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta comes well-equipped and value-priced for those who want a small but roomy sedan or wagon, while the GLI model is a sophisticated sport sedan that also has strong value-for-money appeal. The Jetta and GLI line is also a safety standout, as one of only a few compact sedans and wagons at any price to offer available side-thorax air bags for rear-seat occupants.