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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
“Interior materials and fit and finish were impeccable”
“High-quality interior has many soft-touch surfaces”
“Roomy enough to entice some people out of their SUVs”
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta has a luxurious interior and plenty of room for four adults, but there are a few snags.
When first sitting inside the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta, you will notice that the interior is unexpectedly luxurious, especially for a car with its low price tag. Mother Proof feels that the Jetta sports the same amount of luxury as “a car twice the price.” ConsumerGuide concurs, praising the 2008 Jetta’s quality as “among the best in class.” Edmunds says, “none in this segment can touch the Jetta when it comes to sheer refinement.” Automobile adds, “It also feels very solid and more expensive than most of its main competition--which, in fact, it is.”
Interior space is abundant as well, highlighted by copious amounts of legroom up front and a trunk pass-through in the middle of the rear seats. Automedia says, “Shoulder, hip, head and legroom is increased front and rear compared to previous Jettas, with the added rear legroom especially noticeable to back-seat-riding adults.” The trunk itself is “surprisingly spacious” at 16 cubic feet, Automedia adds.
Once the Jetta hits the road, comfort ratings take a hit. Several reviewers found the 2008 Jetta to be noisy on the highway, reaching a decibel level that Autoblog refers to as not “unbearably noisy, but with the level of interior refinement, [they] just expected to hear less of the outside world.” Aside from the road noise, ConsumerGuide finds the ride quality to be “jiggly, thumpy, and borderline harsh on all but smooth roads.”
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta is a roomy sedan, with a tall ceiling, TheCarConnection.com observes. It gives occupants more room to stretch their legs, bodies, and necks than the average compact, and it has a cavernous 16-cubic-foot trunk with fold-down rear seats for even more storage.
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta has good interior room and great quality, but noise can be an issue.