2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen  -  $20,965


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,965
Base Invoice: $20,157
Destination Charge: $770
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Manual S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: 4dr Manual S SportWagen
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 engine

Pros

High-mpg TDI engine; refined interior; comfortable seating and ride; responsive handling; good maneuverability; versatile interior layout; loading ease compared to utility vehicles


Model News

Volkswagen's Jetta Sportwagen models have changed very little into 2012, except for a few minor equipment and trim changes. For 2012, the Sportwagen SE and TDI models are now offered with a sunroof as a separate trim level rather than as an option, and a new top-of-the-line TDI model pairs the sunroof and navigation system. Also, sound systems in SE and TDI trims have been upgraded to include an iPod cable, satellite radio and HD Radio.


Model Highlights

Base S and SE versions of the 2012 Jetta Sportwagen come with a 170-horsepower, 2.5L in-line 5-cylinder engine, while the TDI model comes with a 140-horsepower, 2.0L turbo-diesel 4-cylinder. The TDI engine is actually the quicker of the two engines, as it produces much more torque--236 pound-feet, as low as 1,750 rpm. This reduces the need for downshifts and brings a relaxed, yet strong driving experience. Gas mileage is also very good in the TDI--up to an EPA-rated 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway.

Both engines can be had with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while a conventional 6-speed automatic is available on the gasoline engine and Volkswagen's DSG dual-clutch automatic is offered on the TDI. While either of the automatic options include Tiptronic manual control, the DSG is somewhat quicker-shifting and sportier in feel.

Across the Sportwagen lineup, this model lives up to its name, with an eager, nimble driving experience, including a responsive yet light electromechanical steering system and a fully independent front strut, rear multi-link suspension that's tuned on the firm side, yet with just enough ride comfort to keep passengers content. Four-wheel disc brakes provide solid stopping power, while electronic stability control, an electronic differential lock, and engine braking assist are included, as are front side airbags and side-curtain bags that cover front and rear occupants.

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is based on the previous, pre-2011 version of the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan, and actually has a nicer, more lavishly trimmed interior than the newer, somewhat cost-cut Jetta Sedan. Most will prefer the interior of the Sportwagen, which has nice cloth upholstery on the base S or leatherette on the SE and TDI models, plus plenty of nice detailing and soft-touch surfaces.

In addition to seating that's supremely comfortable, there's impressive versatility and flexible cargo space in the Sportwagen. Adults will find enough space in front or in back, and the rear seatbacks are split 60/40 and fold forward flat for more space--in addition to the 32.8 cubic feet with the seats up in place. The cargo area also includes a cargo tray just below the main cargo floor, large enough for a laptop or several small items, and the rear hatch opens wide with a very low cargo floor.

Jetta Sportwagen S models come with quite an impressive lot of standard equipment, including Bluetooth hands-free calling, heated front seats, power windows and locks, cruise control, a trip computer and an 8-speaker sound system with auxiliary input. SE models step up to 15-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, an upgraded multi-function steering wheel and some upgraded trims. TDI models are equipped virtually the same as SE models.

Optional on both the SE and TDI models is a large panoramic sunroof and when packaged with navigation it's paired with 17-inch Porto alloy wheels and keyless start. The navigation system itself has a 5-inch touch screen with 2D and 3D views.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is one of relatively few wagon models that make an attempt to be rugged or SUV-like. That means it drives every bit like a Jetta Sedan, and has easier loading and a lower cargo floor than any crossover alternative. The Sportwagen also stands out for its superb ride quality as well as nice handling and maneuverability--with a turning radius of 35.8 feet.

That's all in addition to what truly makes this model special in the market: With the available TDI diesel engine, the Jetta Sportwagen can accelerate strongly, yet gets up to 42 mpg on the highway, without hybrid technology.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
478.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
91.7 ft³

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
179.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in

Height, Overall
59.2 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.9 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3228 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
3

Maintenance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Note
Carefree Maintenance Program

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V078000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
658,303

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V483000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 04, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
415,825

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

Consequence
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V490000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected
168,275

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.

Consequence
DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 23J9/V5. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
12.1%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission -inc: cable shift, hydraulic clutch

Front electronic differential lock (EDL)

Front wheel drive

Hard-shell battery box

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

4-link independent rear suspension -inc: coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Speed-sensitive pwr steering

Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes

Dual exhaust tips

16" steel wheels w/full covers

205/55R16 all-season tires

Black roof rails

Body-color bumpers w/black lower section

Halogen headlamps w/chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses -inc: headlamp-on warning tone

Tinted glass

Body-color heated pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Rear intermittent wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

Plastic loading edge protector

RCD310 AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, (8) speakers

Window-mounted diversity antenna

Bluetooth

Heated front bucket seats -inc: lumbar support, rear-impact optimized adjustable lockable head restraints

Split-folding rear bench seat -inc: center armrest w/pass-through & (2) cupholders, head restraints for all seating positions

Cloth seat trim

Front center adjustable folding armrest w/storage compartment -inc: (2) cupholders

Front/rear floor mats

3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: theft-deterrent steering column

Illuminated instrumentation w/metallic trim -inc: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, coolant temp, fuel, outside temp, brake pad wear indicator, safety belt reminder, fuel cap seal warning, digital clock

Multi-function trip computer

Compass

Pwr windows -inc: auto up/down, pinch protection

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry -inc: (2) folding key fobs

Cruise control

Anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Climatic manual single-zone air conditioning -inc: pollen filter

Electric rear window defroster

Lockable soft-opening glove box

Front door storage pockets

Chrome interior accents

Front/rear door armrests

Cloth door panel inserts

Roof console w/sunglass holder

Driver & front passenger sunvisors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

Assist handles -inc: (2) front, (2) rear

Lighting -inc: front center dome light, luggage compartment light, front footwell lighting

Front seatback storage pockets

Cargo area tie-down hooks

Fully carpeted & lined luggage compartment

Interior rear hatch grip

Anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Clutch starter interlock

Electronic stabilization program (ESP)

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Crash-optimized front end

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Dual front airbags w/passenger occupant detection -inc: intelligent crash response system (ICRS)

Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: front pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment

Rear center safety belt interlock

Rear child door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Collapsible steering column

 
BLACK
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
WHITE GOLD METALLIC
$0

 
MOONROCK SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
TEMPEST BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
PROTECTION KIT
$430

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$2,250

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$2,299

 
17" SPORT "GOAL" ANTHRACITE ALLOY WHEELS
$1,325

 
17" SPORT "GOAL" SILVER ALLOY WHEELS
$1,325

 
18" SPORT "KARTHOUM" BLACK ALLOY WHEELS
$2,199

 
18" SPORT "GOAL" SILVER ALLOY WHEELS
$2,199

 
ROOF EDGE SPOILER
$499

 
TEXTURED BLACK BODY SIDE PROTECTION MOLDINGS
$265

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$220

 
MAT KIT
$235

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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