2007 Volkswagen Jetta Review
This review was written when the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta was new.
The Jetta delivers excellent power, handling, and extensive safety features. If you're in the market for an affordable small car, also consider the highly rated Honda Civic. For another sporty, small car, check out the Mazda3.
The 2007 Volkswagen Jetta is a small car that many critics like for its sporty and fun performance, roomy interior and top-of-the-line safety features. The Jetta was redesigned in 2005, and has been largely unchanged since then. Automobile Magazine says, "More luxurious and larger than the four prior generations, the new Volkswagen Jetta packs enough upscale features to appeal to upwardly mobile Golf and Jetta owners, while drawing new buyers into the fold." Edmunds recommends considering the Jetta if "you're looking for a car that's small but not too small, not to mention safe, refined and well equipped."
Most experts believe the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta is a pretty good deal, for what you get. Edmunds says, "Consumers shopping for a small sedan should give it serious consideration." Kelley Blue Book adds, "If you're looking for a sedan with European ride and handling capabilities, the Volkswagen Jetta offers German engineering at an attractive price." However, after Car and Driver test drove the new sedan, they noted how options add up quickly: "Our loaded test car tallied in at a resounding $26,740, a price that would bolt you into a well-equipped Honda Accord with a 240-hp V-6. More room, more zoom."
According to IntelliChoice, the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta has a "worse than average" value rating, based on the total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.