The pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta has a lot to offer, especially for shoppers who want a particularly roomy compact car with sporty powertrain options. Our Gregory Mitsubishi used buying guide is here to help you learn more about how the Jetta has changed over the years. We’ll help you select the perfect pre-owned Jetta for your lifestyle.
Seventh Generation: 2019-Current Model
Why should you check out the seventh-generation pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta? These used compact cars have a reputation for smooth, quiet cruising. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of passenger and cargo space, making these Jettas an excellent option for people-hauling and cross-country vacations.
The latest crop of Jettas is also more refined than the last, giving shoppers more of the upscale European style they crave. Features like the Digital Cockpit instrument panel, LED headlights, and a panoramic sunroof add plenty of panache to your daily drive.
How did these sedans evolve during the seventh generation? Compared to previous Jetta models, the seventh generation gives passengers more infotainment and driver safety technology than ever before. With these models, you get standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The 2019 Jetta also introduced an SEL Premium trim model.
For 2020, the Volkswagen Car-Net safety system became standard equipment. It includes features like roadside assistance and automatic crash notifications. It also helps you keep track of teen drivers. Car-Net also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot to keep you better connected on long trips.
Sixth Generation: 2011-2018
Why should you check out the sixth-generation pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta? Compared to other pre-owned sedans, these Jettas treat you to a roomy cabin and cargo hold. There’s so much space that you’ll feel like you’ve moved up to the midsize segment, though this compact Jetta still fits nicely into a downtown parking space. These compact cars are also speedy, so you’ll have no problem keeping up with modern traffic.
How did these sedans evolve during the fifth generation? For the sixth generation, the Jetta sedan became a completely separate model from the Jetta Sportwagen.
Beginning in 2013, all but the base trim level introduced standard four-wheel disc brakes. The 2013 Jetta was the first to introduce a new hybrid model.
For the 2014 model year, this Volkswagen sedan got a new engine. A 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaced the inline-five cylinder engine, giving the Jetta a zippier performance.
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta looks a little different from previous models, thanks to its updated front and rear styling. Inside, the cabin introduces upgraded materials and new tech features, including safety aids like forward collision warning and blind-spot alert. Also, the 2015 Jetta TDI trim model features a reworked diesel engine that’s both stronger and more efficient than previous renditions.
Fifth Generation: 2005-2010
Why should you check out the fifth-generation pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta? These model years offer uptown style and an easygoing ride. The TDI trim caters to used shoppers looking for a thrifty commute.
Fifth-generation Jettas are available as two body styles, the sedan and Sportwagen. Trim levels are the S, Limited, SE, SEL, Wolfsburg Edition, TDI, and TDI Cup Street Edition. They treat drivers to modern conveniences, including Bluetooth, power accessories, and power seats.
How did these sedans evolve during the fifth generation? The 2006 Jetta introduced two new trim models, the classy 2.0T and the performance-based GLI. Both new trims are sporty used options, featuring a 200-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The same year, rear-seat side airbags became optional.
For 2007, the diesel-powered Jetta TDI disappeared from the lineup. The 2008 lineup introduced a more powerful version of the 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine, boosting output to 170 horses and 177 pound-feet of torque.
The 2009 reintroduced the diesel-powered TDI, reworked to meet the emissions standards of the day. This model year also introduced newly optional features, like heated seats and heated washer nozzles to help combat icy Illinois winters.
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