Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Throughout the U.S. and Europe in the early 1900s, several new automobile companies tried to make the finest cars and trucks available. Each one of those original companies has a distinct and interesting history; the Volkswagen company is no exception. Volkswagen had a slightly later start than many of the other automotive companies and opened the doors to its plant in 1938.

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Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen Origins

Shortly after moving into the new plant, the Volkswagen company was ordered by the then Nazi government to cease making cars, and instead, produce artilleries for the military. Fortunately, at the end of the war, under the responsibility of the British Military Government, Volkswagen was able to start using its plant for its intended purpose.

By 1945, the famous Volkswagen Beetle started production. Since then, the German car maker has featured a wide number of cars and vans including the Jetta Sportwagen for its client base all over the world.

About the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

Like most of the cars and vans offered by Volkswagen since the beginning of the company, the Jetta Sportwagen is known for offering buyers plenty of fuel economy, good looks, and a comfortable ride. Since the car first showed up in Volkswagen’s line up, it’s been popular with families, companies, and other buyers looking for reliability.

Especially with the need for fuel economy, the Jetta Sportwagen is known to be easy on the wallet and the environment with its respectable fuel usage. In most cases, owners of these cars enjoy 30/42 mpg city/highway. The newer models have clean-burning diesel engines and are becoming increasingly popular for this reason. Since most areas in the U.S. have diesel fuel at more affordable prices than regular fuel, the Jetta Sportwagen diesel engine is considered a huge boon for the environmentally conscious and frugal buyers.

Overall, this car is known for its attractive body design, owner-friendly features, and reliable nature.

Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen Features

In the 2012 model year, Volkswagen made every attempt to keep the Jetta Sportwagen high in its class in terms of exterior and interior appearance and feel, as well as for good fuel economy, and driving and handling. Interestingly enough, the Jetta Sportwagen seems to be doing better in industry reviews and test drives than its counterpart, the Jetta Sedan.

The amazing fuel economy this 2.0-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine provides makes it a strong competitor in its class. Along with the diesel engine, buyers will also find the standard six-speed manual transmission a bonus.

The 2012 model of the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen has plenty of features the buyer can choose from as well. The four-door wagon has available extra features such as sunroof, navigation system, and upholstery options. All these cars are made with front-wheel drive and can be customized to meet the consumer’s individual needs.

The interior of these wagons are designed to be spacious and accommodate a family or outdoor gear. Volkswagen also came up with an attractive and impressive interior.

Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen Evolution

There is little negative reaction to the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen. For the most part, these wagons are well thought of by its owners and the automotive industry as a whole. Unlike the stereotype of the diesel, the turbo four-cylinder found in the various Jetta Sportwagen designs is quiet, clean burning, and offers amazing fuel economy.

With the past versions of the Jetta Sportwagen, drivers have also discovered that these cars are a pleasure to drive. The steering wheel is well weighted, ensuring a solid feel while driving. Many test drivers noted how pleasant and confident they feel behind the wheel of this car.

The available space in the cargo hold of these wagons is important as well. There is plenty of room for baby gear, groceries, or camping and outdoor equipment. This space, in addition, to the roomy cabin, makes the Jetta Sportwagen incredibly popular.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Compact, Wagon

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen continues on relatively unchanged from the previous model year, even though the Jetta sedan was redesigned for 2011.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Compact, Wagon

The Jetta SportWagen gets a facelift to mimic the new Golf and Jetta siblings. It drops the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder shared with the GTI, as well as the base five-speed manual and the DSG gearbox that once could even be ordered with the diesel.