INTRO: Practical yet fun loving, the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, offers a satisfying blend of small wagon purposefulness and the sporty attributes of its sedan namesake. Available trims for the Jetta SportWagen are base S, SE and the range-topping TDI Clean Diesel model.
FEATURES: Heated front seats and Bluetooth connectivity are standard in the 5-passenger SportWagen. SE and TDI trims receive a touch screen premium sound system with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer.
PERFORMANCE: Base power for the Jetta SportWagen is a 2.5-liter inline-5 cylinder sending 170 horsepower to the front wheels through either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The TDI model uses a 140 horsepower 2-liter turbo-diesel and either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed direct shift gearbox.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICING/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is $19,995. A diesel powered TDI equipped with a 6-speed direct shift gearbox starts at $26,360. The Jetta SportWagen is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: With almost 67 feet of available cargo space, wrapped in sleek aggressive styling, the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen brings new excitement to the traditional family wagon.