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VW Jetta 2.0 TDI: Test Drive Review

Date: 23 September 2011

Category: Lower medium
P11D price: £22,155
Key rival: Volvo S40

The most efficient model of this reincarnation of the Jetta uses VW's 1.6 TDI Bluemotion engine and emits 109g/km, but those after more power should consider this top-of-the-range 2.0-litre TDI with official figures of 138g/km CO2 and 53.3mpg.

The Jetta had good ride quality and handling but low-down gear changes in the normally impressive DSG auto 'box were disappointing and the TDI engine could be more refined. VW, though, has pitched the car way below it's only true saloon competitor, Volvo's S40. The top-spec S40 D3 R-Design costs almost £3k more, emits 149g/km and has weaker RVs at 31.6% vs 34.8%, all adding up to a CPM of 61.4p against the VW's 52.6p.

However, VW won't find it easy to convince people to buy the Jetta - not because it's bad but because it's an awkward car for a segment dominated by hatchbacks. Despite that, its good value and decent looks make it worth considering.

VW Jetta 2.0 TDI
140hp Sport BlueMotion
Technology DSG 4dr
P11D price£22,155
Model price range£16,965-£22,155
Fuel consumption53.3mpg
CO2 (tax) 138g/km/(20%)
BIK 20/40% per month£74/£148
Service intervalvariable mls
Insurancegroup 18
Boot space 510 litres
Engine size/power1968cc/140hp
Top speed/0-62mph129mph/9.5secs
On sale May 2011
VerdictFleet-friendly with value
and low running costs


Fleet-friendly with value and low running costs