The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is the least expensive German wagon in the North American market and it helps to bridge the gap between the Golf and the Tiguan in VW's lineup.
The Jetta SportWagen offers two different engines, a 2.5-liter gas five-cylinder generating 170 horsepower, and a 140-hp 2.0L TDI clean-diesel four-cylinder for those looking for maximum fuel economy. Buyers that go with either gas engine can choose between a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed Tiptronic automatic; while TDI buyers select from either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed DSG auto with Tiptronic. All Jetta SportWagen's are standard with safety features such as six air bags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic stability program, tire pressure monitoring, brake assist, seatbelt pretensioners, traction control and head restraints at all seating positions.
The Jetta SportWagen is unchanged for 2011.
Impressive, solid, soft-touch materials abound, worthy of cars costing thousands more. - New Car Test Drive, CarsDirect
Small, sporty wagons are a rarity these days. You'll pay thousands more just to get a larger premium wagon from Acura, Audi or BMW. - Edmunds.com, CarsDirect