Volkswagen Jetta News

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled To Fix Headlight Software Glitch
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled To Fix Headlight Software Glitch

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 35,000 Jetta vehicles from the 2015 model-year to repair a problem with the cars' headlights. Unlike the headlight-related Acura recall issued yesterday, however, Volkswagen's recall stems from a software glitch. ALSO SEE: Six Most Affordable Vehicles With Third-Row...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta Recalled For Suspension Problems: 442,000 Vehicles Affected

Volkswagen is recalling select models of the 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the recall stems from a flaw in the vehicles' suspension, which could dramatically increase the risk of...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Does Better, Earns Top Safety Rating

Last week the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its top accolade to the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta—after the Jetta aced a retest in one particularly demanding area. And that now makes it one of the safest compact sedans if you shop by the ratings. While the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta hasn't...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 VW Jetta Video: New York Auto Show

The Jetta has been the best-selling VW in America since it was redesigned in 2011, and it keeps getting better. Just last year we drove an updated version with a great new turbocharged four-cylinder—and of course there’s the TDI, one of the most popular Jettas of all--and by far, the...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
Volkswagen Reveals Facelifted 2015 Jetta: 2014 New York Auto Show Live Photos

Just two days before the beginning of the New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen has revealed a round of revisions that will come to next year's compact Jetta sedan. The car's exterior receives a few subtle changes to the front and rear fascia, which VW claims should aid in improving the...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Redesigned VW Golf SportWagen Makes American Debut At NY Show

If you want a sporty European wagon that doesn't have a luxury-level price tag—or otherwise, one that hasn't been been raised and made rugged for the trail—the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen has been the one and only sport wagon for the mainstream U.S. market for several years now. The...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Volkswagen Suspends Sales Of Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, Passat

If you're in the market for a new Volkswagen, your choices just got a little slimmer: according to Detroit News the automaker has ordered dealers to stop selling some 2014 models of the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, and Passat. The stop-sale only affect vehicles that (a) are equipped with VW's...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
NHTSA Closes Probes Of Ford, VW Problems, But Automakers Promise To Inspect & Repair Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pulled the plug on two unrelated probes of Ford and Volkswagen vehicles. According to AutoNews, the agency determined that, although the reported problems on those vehicles are real, they don't constitute a safety hazard to motorists. 2009-2013...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Jetta
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Steps Up To Five-Star Safety

The Volkswagen Jetta has earned a higher rating from the federal government. Thanks to an improved side-impact result, the 2014 Jetta now gets a five-star Overall rating, placing it in the company of the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, and Toyota Corolla, among others. The new...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 2009-2011 Tiguan Recalled For Powertrain & Electrical Flaws

Volkswagen has issued unrelated recalls for the 2013-2014 Jetta Hybrid and the 2009-2011 Tiguan. The former suffers from a problem with its gearbox, which could cause the Jetta to stall in traffic. The latter has a problem with one of its fuses that could cause the Tiguan's exterior lights to go...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
Volkswagen Phasing Out Five-Cylinder In Favor Of High-MPG Turbo

Four-cylinder engines are back at VW. The automaker has revealed some details of its 2014 model lineup, and one especially noteworthy detail is that a new 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be used extensively—and will boost gas mileage significantly on 2014...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line
2013 VW Beetle R-Line Priced; New Engine For Turbo, Jetta GLI

Volkswagen says its new Beetle Turbo R-Line will be priced from $30,135 when it goes on sale later this month. The new version of the Beetle replaces the top trim line of the current car in the midyear change. It's fitted with 19-inch wheels, new front and rear fascias, LED daytime running lights...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Video Road Test

When it comes to freedom of choice, the Jetta has it, from a turbocharged four cylinder, to an inline-five cylinder, to a hybrid. But which Jetta's right for you? And does it live up to the premium German hype while beating competitors such as the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra?...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Golf Variant
2015 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Previewed By VW Golf Variant

We often wonder why Americans aren't a little more tuned-in to the sporty yet economical combination that a good wagon can provide. And here in the U.S., available now, there's no better example than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen--a model that is more engaging to drive than nearly any compact...Read More»

'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI
Catch-22: If Diesel Sales Boom, Will Their Cost Advantage Bust?

To a very small, select group of enthusiasts, diesel cars or utility vehicles have a lot of allure, with their strong, fuel-efficient engines and, for the most part, a great reputation for long-haul durability. Yet for the rest of us who don’t delight in ‘b5’ biodiesel pumps or...Read More»

George Clooney advertising the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L in China
What Do The 1% Drive? The Top 10 Cars In Wealthy ZIP Codes

When you think of the wealthy -- if you do -- what do imagine them driving? A Porsche 911? A Lamborghini Gallardo? An old-school Rolls-Royce? Eh, not so much. Sure, six-figure supercars are the province of the uber-rich, but by and large, America's wealthy families drive fairly mainstream vehicles...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Driven

If you want a new Jetta sedan, skip the thirsty, coarse five-cylinder base engine. Heck, we're even tempted to tell you to go ahead and skip what's long been our favorite, the turbo-diesel TDI. That's because for about the same price as the TDI you can have what feels like a much more sophisticated...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford Ace Total Value Survey; Detroit Posts Gains

Every year the Strategic Vision marketing firm surveys thousands of American drivers, asking them to rank their rides on hundreds of criteria like fuel economy, technological innovation, warranty, and expected resale value. This year's findings offer good news for hybrid and electric car...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ
2013 Nissan Altima, November Auto Sales, 2013 Subaru BRZ: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Subaru reveals the 2013 BRZ and we test Nissan's next-generation CVT transmission. Acura might bring a new NSX Concept to the Detroit Auto Show and we review the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»