The 2009 Jetta is a compact sedan with a lot to offer anyone looking for a nimble performer that can also be a sporty commuter car. This is a carryover design with no exterior changes from the 2008 Jetta shown here. The latest Jetta has plenty going for it with style, comfort and build quality.
The 2009 Jetta is available in S, SE, and SEL trims. There are two option packages available offering an assortment of goodies including heated seats, 15, 16, 17 or 18 inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, sunroof, navigation system and sport-tuned suspension. Any buyer can tailor their Jetta to just about any level of comfort, convenience, or performance that suits them and the 2009 Jetta brings it all together in a solidly built unit.
Base power comes from a 2.5-liter inline-5 that puts out 170 horsepower and 177 pound feet of torque. Available for 2009 is a clean-burning 2 liter inline-4 turbodiesel, putting out 140 horsepower and 236 pound feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a five-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy for the inline-5 ranges from 20 miles per gallon city, up to 30 miles per gallon highway. The diesel gets 29 city and an impressive 41 highway.
4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard on all 2009 Jetta's, as are front-seat-mounted side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Stability control is either standard or optional depending on trim level and seat-mounted side airbags for rear passengers are optional.
Base MSRP for the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta is $17,340. A fully loaded model can top out at just under $30,000. The Jetta is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta is a versatile sedan that can be equipped to suit just about any taste. This tight handling, energetic compact makes the driving experience a real pleasure. Year after year, the Jetta remains one of Volkswagen's best sellers and, after driving it, it's easy to see why.