VW Releases Jetta Sportwagon Pricing (No TDI Info!)

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
vw releases jetta sportwagon pricing no tdi info

VW has released the pricing for the Jetta Sportwagon. The base S version, with a 170hp 2.5-liter five-banger is $18,999. For that price, you get power everything and a stick. For an automatic (six speed auto, not DSG), tack on a whopping $2k. The next version up the ladder: the $21,349 SE, complete with and leatherette, an upgraded sound system, standard alloys, and a whole lot more "available" luxury options. Again, add two grand for the autobox. If you really want to throw resale to the wind, you can get the Sportwagon with the beloved 2.0T engine with 200 horsepower. That'll set you back a staggering $25,990 for a manual version or $27,090 for the DSG automatic. In addition to the superior powerplant, the 2.0T SEL version comes pretty much fully loaded. Doesn't currency fluctuation suck? Still no word on the TDI version, set to go on sale in late summer or the fall. (Source: VW)

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  • Hwyhobo Hwyhobo on Jun 05, 2008

    Without the diesel, why even bother with Jetta instead of Passat? Price difference is not enough, and fuel efficiency of gas engine is 21/29 vs. 19/29. I guess to justify the Jetta, VW will have to eliminate all Passat grade levels below the top-loaded Komfort from the US market.

  • Gfen Gfen on Jun 05, 2008

    From the other perspective, I owned a 2005 Golf TDI with the 5spd automatic. My economy numbers were just about spot on, with an EPA combined of 32mpg and a real-world combined MPG of 34. In my area, diesel is now about 95c higher per gallon than RUG, or an increase of about 25%. I sold it back to the dealer for $800 less than what I paid for it 18 months prior. That was a month ago, its still on their lot as a CPO for 4K more than they gave me. I, now, loudly criticise diesel where I formerly championed it. At this stage of things, here in the northeast, a diesel engine just really isn't worth it. Maybe if things go back they way they came, but for now...TDI is DOA. Instead of clamouring for more diesel options in America, I now hope for reasonably priced family sized hybrids.

  • Hwyhobo Hwyhobo on Jun 06, 2008

    gfen wrote: Instead of clamouring for more diesel options in America, I now hope for reasonably priced family sized hybrids. That makes perfect sense. Unfortunately, VW doesn't offer hybrids either. Passat wagon hybrid might be tempting, if VW established a better track record for reliability.

  • Ssorange Ssorange on Jun 27, 2008

    @ gfen: the new EPA numbers are WAY, WAY OFF with respect to my experience with my 3 diesel Mercedes: My Average: 38-40 mpg for my 190 4 cyl. EPA: 27!!!!! Way off. My Average: 30 -36 mpg for my 190 5 cly. EPA: 28 Diesel here in California is about 20 cents more than regular now( about 5%) , though it was about 70 cents more a few weeks ago. The diesel cars are much more efficent than the gasoline versions. I just went out and test drove the 2009 diesel VW and loved it. It drives like a german performance car. Comparing that to the Prius, which drives like a cheap economy car, I would take the VW hands down. Oh and we got 37 mpg on our city test drive over hill in San Francisco area.