2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Values

Select a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan trim level

2011 model year changes

The Volkswagen Jetta has been completely redesigned for 2011. Now in its sixth generation, the compact sedan is a diverging from its Golf sister, with a lengthened wheelbase, unique styling and revised mechanicals. S, SE, SEL and TDI diesel Jetta models are offered, with power coming from either a 2.0L 4-cylinder or a 2.5L 5-cylinder. The EPA estimates the 2.0L's fuel economy at 24 mpg city / 34 mpg highway, while the 2.5 gets 1 mpg less in both venues. The TDI version delivers excellent fuel economy--as high as 42 mpg on the highway. The top-level GLI features Volkswagen's 200-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine.

Competitive comparison

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

Special features for 2011

Volkswagen has 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 will get a premium German sedan at an entry-level price, with fit and finish similar to that on cars costing two and three times as much.

Jetta-4 Cyl.

Sedan 4D S
Sedan 4D TDI

Jetta-5 Cyl.

Sedan 4D SE
Sedan 4D SEL
All new this year, the Puebla, Mexico built 2011 Volkswagen Jetta grows 3.5 inches and sports a sharp new look. Inside, the 4-door, 5-passenger Jetta gains an Audi inspired interior and offers 2.9 more inches of rear leg room. What hasn't changed is the sporty European ride and handling. Offered in S trim level, the Jetta is powered by a 2.0-liter 115-hp I4, SE and SEL trims are available with an optional 2.5-liter 170-hp I5 and a torquey 2.0-liter 140-hp turbo diesel I4 is available on TDI trims. A sporty GLI trim level will be available after launch. A 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic help Jetta achieve up to 30/42 mpg city/hwy with the turbo diesel. Notable features include front, side and curtain airbags, satellite radio, NAV, Bluetooth, 16-inch alloy wheels and leather seats. Competitors include Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Suzuki Kizashi.