Volkswagen Jetta 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLI SE Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.3 sec||14.9 sec @ 96.3 mph||23/33/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SE Sedan||1.4L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||8.4 sec||16.3 sec @ 87 mph||28/39/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE Sedan||1.4L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||8.4 sec||16.3 sec @ 86.2 mph||28/39/29.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SE Sedan||1.4L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||9.4 sec||16.9 sec @ 82.8 mph||28/39/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SEL Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||15.9 sec @ 89.2 mph||25/36/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
|SE Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||7.2 sec||15.8 sec @ 91 mph||25/36/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||25/36/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.5 sec @ 90.5 mph||25/36/32 mpg||Motor Trend|
2013 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLI Autobahn Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.4 sec||15.1 sec @ 95 mph||22/33/31 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLI Autobahn Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||6.5 sec||15.1 sec @ 93.5 mph||24/32/27.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Hybrid SEL Premium Sedan||1.4L Turbo I-4 + Elec 20kW 1.1-kWh||FWD||7A||7.9 sec||16.2 sec @ 87 mph||42/48/38 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Hybrid SEL Premium Sedan||1.4L Turbo I-4 + Elec 20kW 1.1-kWh||FWD||7A||7.9 sec||16.0 sec @ 88.5 mph||42/48/40.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Hybrid SEL Premium Sedan||1.4L Turbo I-4 + Elec 20kW 1.1-kWh||FWD||7A||7.9 sec||16.1 sec @ 85.9 mph||42/48/46.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Hybrid SEL Premium Sedan||1.4L Turbo I-4 + Elec 20kW 1.1-kWh||FWD||7A||8.0 sec||16.2 sec @ 87 mph||42/48/36.7 mpg||Motor Week|
|SEL Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||8.9 sec||16.7 sec @ 84 mph||24/31/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TDI Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.0 sec||16.2 sec @ 85 mph||30/42/40 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TDI Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||8.0 sec||16.2 sec @ 86.3 mph||30/42/39.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI SEL Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.4 sec||16.5 sec @ 83 mph||30/42/39 mpg||Car and Driver|
2012 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLI Autobahn Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.2 sec||15.0 sec @ 96 mph||22/33/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLI Autobahn Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||6.8 sec||15.1 sec @ 94 mph||24/32/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLI Autobahn Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.5 sec||15.1 sec @ 94.9 mph||22/33/28.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI Premium w/Nav Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.1 sec||16.3 sec @ 86.1 mph||30/42/42 mpg||Motor Trend|
2011 Volkswagen Jetta
|S Sedan||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||11.0 sec||18.1 sec @ 79 mph||24/34/29 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SEL Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||5M||8.2 sec||16.6 sec @ 86 mph||23/33/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|SEL w/Sunroof Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||8.4 sec||16.5 sec @ 85 mph||24/31/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SEL Sport Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||5M||8.2 sec||16.5 sec @ 85.2 mph||23/33/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SEL Sport Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||8.3 sec||16.2 sec @ 86.7 mph||24/31/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||16.1 sec @ 85.7 mph||30/42/34.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.0 sec||16.2 sec @ 85.1 mph||30/42/32.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||8.8 sec||16.6 sec @ 83.9 mph||30/42/36.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Volkswagen Jetta
|TDI Cup Edition Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||8.8 sec||16.8 sec @ 83 mph||30/41/33 mpg||Car and Driver|
2009 Volkswagen Jetta
|SportWagen TDI Wagon||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.9 sec||17.0 sec @ 83 mph||29/40/38.2 mpg||Motor Week|
|TDI Diesel Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.1 sec||16.4 sec @ 84 mph||29/40/38 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TDI Loyal Edition Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.4 sec||16.4 sec @ 83.6 mph||29/40/34.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
2006 Volkswagen Jetta
|2.5 Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||9.2 sec||16.8 sec @ 85 mph||19/28/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLI Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.4 sec||15.1 sec @ 93 mph||21/29/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLI Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.1 sec||15.5 sec @ 92 mph||21/29/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLI Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.1 sec||15.3 sec @ 91.9 mph||21/29/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|HPA Motorsports R GT Sedan||3.2L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||6A||4.0 sec||12.2 sec @ 118 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI Diesel Sedan||1.9L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||10.3 sec||17.6 sec @ 77 mph||30/38/36 mpg||Car and Driver|
2005 Volkswagen Jetta
|2.5 Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||9.1 sec||16.9 sec @ 85 mph||19/28/30 mpg||Motor Week|
|Value Edition 2.5 Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||9.4 sec||16.9 sec @ 81.8 mph||19/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2004 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLS TDI Sedan||1.9L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||5A||11.2 sec||18.1 sec @ 75 mph||28/39/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLS TDI Sedan||1.9L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||5A||11.3 sec||18.1 sec @ 74 mph||28/39/32 mpg||Car and Driver|
2002 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLS 1.8T Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||7.2 sec||15.7 sec @ 89 mph||21/29/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLX VR6 Wagon||2.8L V6||FWD||4A||7.2 sec||15.3 sec @ 86 mph||17/24/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLX VR6 Wagon||2.8L V6||FWD||5M||7.5 sec||15.8 sec @ 91 mph||17/26/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLS TDI Sedan||1.9L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||5M||11.3 sec||18.3 sec @ 75 mph||35/44/44 mpg||Motor Week|
|GLX VR6 Wagon||2.8L V6||FWD||4A||8.6 sec||16.5 sec @ 85.2 mph||17/24/20 mpg||Road & Track|
2000 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLS 1.8T Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||7.8 sec||16.1 sec @ 86.6 mph||21/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1999 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLS VR6 Sedan||2.8L V6||FWD||5M||7.8 sec||16.0 sec @ 89.5 mph||17/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1993 Volkswagen Jetta
|GL Sedan||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||10.1 sec||17.6 sec @ 79 mph||20/28/33 mpg||Car and Driver|
1988 Volkswagen Jetta
|GLI 16V Sedan||1.8L I-4||FWD||5M||9.3 sec||16.8 sec @ 81 mph||19/26/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
1980 Volkswagen Jetta
|Coupe||1.6L I-4||FWD||5M||11.8 sec||18.1 sec @ 73 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
About Volkswagen Jetta
In answer to the clamor of Volkswagen enthusiasts to upgrade the Jetta’s Spartan-like features, the car manufacturer has upgraded the interior of the 2015 model. VW buyers of the Jetta line will now enjoy a new gauge cluster, new trim pieces, new steering wheel, new seating fabrics, and updated ambient lighting.
In addition, the overall design of the new Jetta has been radically improved. There is a feeling of premium quality with regards to its interiors. If you are searching for a car in this range, this new model deserves your consideration.
A Brief Look at Jetta’s History
Volkswagen started producing the Jetta in 1979. It is intended to be a small family car to fill a sedan niche above the car manufacturer’s Golf hatchback. The Jetta has been sold in the market for over six generations, as the City Jetta, Vento, Bora, Jetta City, Atlantic Fox, Sagitar, Jetta, GLI, Voyage and Clasico.
Its original adaptation to the VW Golf is by adding a conventional trunk, with additional styling at the front end and in some interior parts. The Jetta has been marketed in two and four-door saloon, and five-door estate or station wagon, all of which are 5-seaters.
By 2005, there have been a total of more than 6.6 million Jettas sold all over the globe, and about one-third of these are from the United States.
Sales have continued to soar and by the first quarter of 2014, it is estimated that there are more than 14 million Jettas sold around the world. This is the reason why this car has been considered as Volkswagen’s best-selling model.
The most important specs that you need to know about the VW Jetta are the following:
1) Available engines:
210 horsepower, 2.0 liter I-4 (premium gasoline)
115 horsepower, 2.0 liter I-4 (regular gasoline)
170 horsepower, 1.8 liter I-4 (regular gasoline)
150 horsepower, 2.0 liter I-4 (diesel fuel)
5-speed manual with OD
6-speed manual with OD
6-speed auto-shift manual with OD and auto-manual
6-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual
The new Jetta 1.8 liter engine replaces the old standard 2.5-liter five-cylinder. This new engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower with a maximum torque of 184 lb.-ft. which arrives earlier in the rev range.
Its power also stays much longer, and makes it one of the most pleasant turbo charged cars that you can drive. The car is also quiet, as long as you don’t hammer it too much. However, the turbo four is a wonderful revver.
The engine can push the Jetta from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 7.3 seconds. It also delivers the acceleration very quickly which cannot be done by the previous Jetta.
If you need power, you need to drive the Jetta GLI with its 210 horsepower, 2.0 liter gasoline engine using premium fuel. Its turbo-charged engine can push out consistent, robust power into the 6,000 RPM range, while boosting low in the rev range. This car is a bit quicker than the 1.8 liter model.
All variants of the VW Jetta meet this year’s EPA ratings. The 2.0 liter engine with the five-speed manual is rated at 28 miles per gallon combined. Its automatic variant is slightly more efficient with its 27 miles per hours combined fuel usage.
A better choice is the turbocharged four-cylinder model with its 1.8 liter engine. It is rated at a very high 30 miles per gallon, combined, for the variant with manual transmission, and 29 miles per gallon for the automatic.
The diesel variants are even more impressive. With its grille shutters and other aero tweaks, it beats last year’s numbers. Both the manual and the automatic variants are now rated at 36 miles per gallon, over last year’s 34 mpg.
In fact, a fuel efficiency of 40 miles per gallon is possible with the Jetta TDI models which exceed the EPA ratings. Owners have reported this performance while driving long distance, at high speeds with their diesel Jettas.
Safety and Comfort
The new Jetta has many advanced safety features that are standard issues on other compact cars. It also has a more robust body that does better on the latest crash tests. In fact, the IIHS or the insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives this new car model ‘good’ rating in all categories, including the latest small-overlap test. This new Jetta model has added active safety features which made it the IIHS Top Safety Pick.
The latest Jetta is almost three inches longer than the older model, and has a 104 inch wheelbase. These dimensions put it well ahead on the size scale of its nearest rivals including the Ford Focus. It has now more back seat space, making it more comfortable to ride.
For more information about VW Jetta, visit the official VW website.