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Volkswagen Jetta

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Jetta


On the inside

Layout, finish and space

Great seats, a supple ride and fine refinement mark out the Jetta as a car that cossets you like something from the next class up. It’s a good place to be.

Saying that, the Golf family, of which this is a member, isn’t the leader it once was in perceived quality, and there are some uninspiring slabs of hard plastic around the cabin. But the firm furniture and vault-like doors reassure you that it’s made of good stuff.

While the Jetta doesn’t have the versatility of a hatch, it does have a colossal boot. And the rear seat backs do flop forwards to extend the bay a bit.

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