With an increase in compact crossover suv sales in recent years, many carmakers have cut back on their lineup of small sedans. Volkswagen, however, continues to offer one of the best: the 2021 Jetta. A longtime favorite of buyers looking for a uniquely European driving experience without the luxury-brand price, Volkswagen’s compact 4-door sedan offers plenty of passenger and cargo space in a size that’s easy to park and fun to drive.
Last updated for the 2019 model year, the Jetta has been the best-selling Volkswagen sedan for years. It’s also Volkswagen’s least expensive vehicle sold in the U.S.
Volkswagen offers the 2021 Jetta in five trim levels: basic S, sporty R-Line, mainstream SE, well-equipped SEL, and all-boxes-checked SEL Premium. Including the $995 destination fee, prices range from $19,990 to $29,040. The high-performance Jetta GLI sports sedan is covered in another review.