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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Jetta

Overall verdict
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?


Facelift brings big improvements; engines, looks & interior quality are all on the up


It looks like a teenager who’s been told to wear a suit and tie for a juvenile court appearance. Saloon bodies don’t suit cars this size


What is it?

Latest Jetta has been updated again ready for 2015; it gets a new nose and new engines, but it’s still essentially the same car. You now can’t pick a duff engine and both ride and interior quality impress. But puh-lease, there has to be a more interesting choice… In fact, there are. Many of them.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.4 TSI 150 GT 4dr
8.6s 122g/km 53.3 150 £22,455
The cheapest
1.4 TSI SE 4dr
9.6s 122g/km 53.3 125 £20,870
The greenest
2.0 TDI SE 4dr
11.0s 107g/km 68.9 110 £22,150
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