2015 Volkswagen Jetta Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

3.90/5 Average
10 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The Volkswagen Jetta receives a variety of updates for 2015. They include front and rear styling changes and new structural enhancements, the latter of which have resulted in improved frontal impact safety test scores. Inside you'll find improved materials quality, as well as several new available electronic safety features. Finally, the Jetta TDI has an updated diesel engine that's both more powerful and more fuel efficient.

Pros:
  • Spacious interior and trunk
  • Good fuel economy and performance from turbocharged engines and available Jetta Hybrid.
Cons:
  • Weak, inefficient base engine
  • Mediocre touchscreen displays.
  • Middling handling and steering capabilities
  • High price of hybrid and diesel-powered TDI

User Reviews:

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  • 2015 Jetta TDI SE 6 Speed Manual - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    I have about 250 miles on the car so far, so this review is my first impressions after owning it for less than a week. My previous car was 2005 Toyota Prius which was super reliable and went well over 200k miles with zero problems. I was hoping for something that still got good fuel mileage but had more power and was more fun to drive. In these respects the Jetta has been excellent. It is super quite on the road and absorbs the bumps better then my Prius. What I miss about the Prius is the full smart key system (available on Jetta SEL). Fuel economy so far according the computer is 45mpg on the first half tank of fuel. That's about 85% highway at 65-75 mph with some spirited driving.

  • Great car - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Great car for long trips, very comfortable and quiet ride, put it into Sport mode and zip around town, this car has a lot of power you can tap into. Comfortable seats and well laid out and classy looking interior. A good all round car, I like it.

  • It feels old - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Transmission... shifts like: toom-toom. Diesel is 'good on gas'? Think again: you got to buy solution to add to the fuel. Dealer's cost $150 every 5,000-10,000 miles. It ruins all savings. Or a car won't start. I didn't like: cheap interior materials, old style, price is too high. Car feel like 10 y.o. already.

  • It's a Yugo with an Audi powertrain - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    I'm a 30-year VW-Audi fan that this time around needed to go cheap, but without leaving VW. I also wanted a TDI to match my mostly highway commute/driving. It was easy to get a deal on the Jetta, considering how much they're piling up on the dealership lots; now I know why. This is the cheapest, dullest car I've owned since my mid-90s GM ticket to a taxpayer bailout. It's a slick powertrain wrapped in bland styling, numb driving, slow-torture seating, missing creature comforts (we don't even get rear-passenger door lock switches), all riding on Flintstone wheels. Not to mention a real low point in VW quality (e.g. carpets that are cardboard sprayed with hair-in-a-can) and quality control (e.g. embarrassingly poor body panel alignment). Granted, some of this has to do with the fact that my car is a lowly SE and not an SEL trim. For example, the halogen reflectors are like two candles up there, compared to HID's. And the Yugo GVL called, wanting its instrument cluster back. But much of it rings true across all Mk-VI Jetta's; this is the worst VW since the Westmoreland, PA Rabbits of the 1980s. The Jetta is basically the cheapest way to get VW's fantastic powertrains. But you get what you pay for... And next time I'm paying more for a Golf, which is more like what us VW owners expect from a VW, and not this sad, sorry exercise in cost-cutting.

  • Roomy, Solid Car for the Money - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    The interior room of the Jetta is pushing the size of a mid-size car, especially the rear seats. I'm 6'4" and my 5'11 son can sit behind me comfortably without nagging me to move the seat up. The car handles confidently at high speeds; I can tell this was built for the Autobahn. It seems to be more sure-footed the faster you go. The acceleration of the 1.8 turbo is exceptional. Granted, a good-sized V6 would be able to pull away, but I've gotten out of some tight spots because my car had the yank to put me ahead of cars and trucks whose drivers were probably playing Bubble Witch on their phones. To be honest, I am a bit concerned about the long-term reliability though. Compared to a Honda or Toyota, I have a feeling it might be more costly in the long run. Time will tell. Some people seem to have really good experiences; others, not so much. For now, it seems to be very solid. No rattles or squeaks. It's more fun to drive than a Corolla or a Civic, and it's much roomier, so I'm happy for now. I'm going to take the advice of other VW owners--stay on top of maintenance. German cars don't seem to handle neglect well.

  • 2015 Jetta S w/ Technology - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    I recently bought a 2015 Jetta S 2.0 5 speed manual. My previous cars have been 2002 Z-28 M6, 04 GTO M6, and 06 GTOM6. I am used to performance, but I was looking for an economical car. After reading the reviews, I was expecting a slow as molasses car. I was surprised. This 4 cylinder is sprity. It revs effortless through the gears. This engine lives over 2000 RPM and it does have some acceleration power 2000-3000 RPM. I havent done any ful throttle runs though. Below 2000 RPM, the engine has no power. But run this engine as it should with RPM, and it is peppy. I have actually found myself very much enjoying driving this car and running through the gears.

  • I don't trust the engine - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    at 3300 miles on the car my wife was at a stop light. She stepped on gas to leave the stop light, the motor raced to 6,000 rpm's and engine roared but the speed stayed the same. This scared the hell out of her, she pulled into a parking lot and turned off the motor and waited a few minutes and drove home. I drove it for 30 minutes trying to replicate the problem. What really bothers me is couldn't get ahold of anyone at Volkswagen to talk about the problem locally or nationally. I don't Volkswagen cares about its customers. They should have someone available to talk to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I will not buy another Volkswagen again!

  • I love my TDI Jetta - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Love the handling, very precise with mpg's!

  • Great for the price - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Shopped around and looked at many different models both import and domestics. This one by far is the best bang for the buck. Very quiet and handles like a dream! Very impressed!

  • 50mpg and still fun to drive!!! - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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    My new 2015 Jetta TDI SEL is amazing. Ever since my daughter bought a 2010 Jetta TDI a couple years ago, I've wanted a TDI. The new TDI engine gets even better mpg than her 2010. I'm averaging 46mpg for the first 1500miles. Thats 700miles between fill-ups! More amazing, is the car is still spirited. I've driven a Prius hybrid, and they are ugly and boring to drive. The exterior and interior upgrades from 2014 are right on point. Very stylish and attractive. With the 2011 Jetta redesign (MK6), they signifcantly reduced the quality of the car (rear drum brakes, solid rear axle, less soft touch interior surfaces). The 2015 model has restored all theses thing, plus more. Best bang for the buck.

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