2008 Volkswagen Jetta Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet 12V, · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $16,990 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$16,990
Invoice$16,190

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 170 hp I5
Power 170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
As the base model for this midsize front-wheel-drive sedan, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S comes fully packed. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine, with choice of 5-speed... Read More
As the base model for this midsize front-wheel-drive sedan, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S comes fully packed. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine, with choice of 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. This powertrain puts out 170 hp and 177 ft-lbs of torque and averages 21/29 mpg. The sedan rides on a Macpherson strut front and multilink rear suspension, with 16-inch steel wheels and all-season tires.
Earning four stars in frontal impact and five in side impact tests, the 2008 Jetta S sports a reassuring list of safety features. 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes feature electronic brakeforce distribution. Dual front-side and side curtain airbags are standard in the front row, and side curtain bags for rear passengers can be added. Traction control is standard, with the option to add stability control. A tire monitor, daytime running lights, and mirrors with turn signals are also included.
Delivering plenty of convenience features for the price, the 2008 Jetta offers full power features, including a two-way driver's seat and remote entry. Cruise control, heated mirrors, intermittent wipers, an 8-speaker sound system with CD/MP3 player and input jack, tilt and telescopic steering, a tachometer, and a temperature display round out the package. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats open onto a 16-cubic-foot trunk that has its own power outlet. Another power outlet sits up front. There is a new Cold Weather Package this year (heated front seats and washer fluid) as well as a Sport Kit that outfits the S with a front and rear spoiler and side sills. Other options include 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, splash guards, a trunk liner, and both a cargo net and tiedowns.
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet 12V, · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $16,990 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$16,990
Invoice$16,190

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 170 hp I5
Power 170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S PZEV is exactly like the regular S version, except that its version of the 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine classifies it as a low-emission vehicle in state... Read More
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S PZEV is exactly like the regular S version, except that its version of the 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine classifies it as a low-emission vehicle in states that require those adopted standards. And as an added bonus, it maintains the newly boosted 170 hp and 177 ft-lbs of torque of the non-PZEV version. Drivers have a choice of a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic in this front-wheel-drive midsize sedan.
The 2008 Jetta S PZEV seats four, with 41 inches of legroom up front and 35 in the back. An armrest doubles as a trunk pass-through, and the rear seats split-fold 60/40, opening onto the 16-cubic-foot trunk. A power outlet in the cargo area is standard, with the option to add a cargo net and tiedowns. Power windows, locks, and mirrors, remote entry, heated mirrors, cruise control, intermittent wipers, a two-way power driver's seat, and a CD player with MP3 input are all standard. So is a front power outlet, a tachometer, temperature display, velour upholstery, and tilt and telescopic steering. Options add heated front seats and a sunroof. If you're looking to add some flash, a front and rear spoiler, ground effects, and side sills are available in a sport package.
The sedan rides on 16-inch steel wheels with all-season tires, but sportier 17-inch alloy wheels are available. The Macpherson strut front and multilink rear suspension is given extra security by the standard 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, front and rear stabilizer bars, and traction control. Stability control is optional. Dual front-side and side curtain airbags in the front row can be supplemented by optional rear curtain airbags. A tire monitor, security system, daytime running lights, and mirrors with turn signals help establish the strong safety profile of the 2008 Jetta S PZEV.
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet · Floor Mats: front · Parking brake trim: leather · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color with chrome accents · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $19,760 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,760
Invoice$18,655

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 170 hp I5
Power 170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Falling between the S and SEL trims, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE adds a few more upscale features to make the ride in this front-wheel-drive midsize sedan a little nicer. Seats are now... Read More
Falling between the S and SEL trims, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE adds a few more upscale features to make the ride in this front-wheel-drive midsize sedan a little nicer. Seats are now covered in leatherette, while leather adorns the steering wheel and shifter. Heated front seats and a sunroof are also standard, along with a 6-CD player heard through an upgraded 10-speaker sound system. On the safety front, electronic stability control is added to the equipment.
Powering the 2008 Jetta SE is a 170-hp, 20-valve, 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine and choice of a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Average fuel economy rates around 21/29 mpg. The sedan uses 16-inch wheels and all-season tires, and moving up to the SE gets you alloy wheels. A tire monitor measures pressure, and 17-inch alloy wheels are optional. Dual front-side and side curtain airbags are standard, with rear curtain bags on the options list. Also standard are 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control, front and rear stabilizer bars, and mirrors with turn signals.
A two-way power driver's seat is part of a long list of power features, which also includes windows, locks, heated mirrors, a sunroof, and remote entry. Cruise control, intermittent wipers, and tilt and telescopic steering add extra convenience. Also standard are a temperature display, tachometer, and MP3 input jack. A center console provides storage, and there are four cupholders and two power outlets - one up front and one in the trunk. The trunk holds 16 cubic feet and can be accessed via the 60/40 split-folding rear seats or a trunk passthrough in the rear armrest. The 2008 Jetta SE also has a fold-flat front passenger seat, if you need to haul longer objects. A Sport Kit option decks out the sedan with side sill extensions, ground effects, and a front and rear spoiler. A cargo net and tiedowns, splash guards, and trunk liner are some other available options.
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet · Floor Mats: front · Parking brake trim: leather · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color with chrome accents · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $19,760 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,760
Invoice$18,655

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 170 hp I5
Power 170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Helping bring a bit of joy to Al Gore's life, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV is the low-emissions version of the midrange SE trim of this midsize sedan. Meeting California emissions ... Read More
Helping bring a bit of joy to Al Gore's life, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV is the low-emissions version of the midrange SE trim of this midsize sedan. Meeting California emissions standards, the 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine still manages to deliver 170 hp and 177 ft-lbs of torque, with estimated fuel economy around 21/29 mpg. A 5-speed manual is standard, but a 6-speed automatic is available. The front-wheel-drive sedan sits on a Macpherson strut front and multilink rear suspension, and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. 17-inch alloys are optional.
Building on the base S trim, the 2008 Jetta SE PZEV adds stability control to the safety features, and leatherette upholstery, leather trim, heated front seats, a 6-CD player, and a sunroof to the standard equipment. Rating four and five stars in crash tests, the SE comes with 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, dual front-side and side curtain airbags, traction control, mirrors with turn signals, and a tire monitor. Side curtain airbags for rear passengers cost extra.
In addition to its upgrades, the 2008 Jetta SE PZEV features a full power setup, including a sunroof, a two-way power driver's seat, heated mirrors, remote entry, and cruise control. The 10-speaker sound system features an MP3 input jack in the glovebox. There are also power outlets in the front and in the trunk. Intermittent wipers, a tachometer, tilt and telescopic steering, and a temperature display round out the package. Rear seats split-fold 60/40, and in the SE PZEV the front passenger seat also folds flat. The spacious 16-cubic-foot trunk can be outfitted with optional tiedowns and a cargo net. The major option is a Sport Kit that offers a front and rear spoiler and side sill extensions.
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Floor Mat Material: vinyl/rubber · Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet · Floor Mats: front · Parking brake trim: leather · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size non-matching
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $20,875 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 200 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,875
Invoice$19,698

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
29MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.0L 200 hp I4
Power 200 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 207 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Floor Mat Material: vinyl/rubber · Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet · Floor Mats: front · Parking brake trim: leather · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size non-matching
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $20,875 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 200 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,875
Invoice$19,698

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
29MPG highway
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.0L 200 hp I4
Power 200 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 207 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers · 250 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet · Floor Mats: front · Parking brake trim: leather · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 115V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color with chrome accents · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $22,825 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$22,825
Invoice$21,594

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 170 hp I5
Power 170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Unlike its S and SE siblings, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL midsize sedan pairs only a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission with its 170-hp, 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine - the ... Read More
Unlike its S and SE siblings, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL midsize sedan pairs only a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission with its 170-hp, 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine - the 5-speed manual is not offered. Other differences when you move up to this premium trim are a standard trip computer, wheel-mounted audio controls, satellite radio, and larger 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. Joining the temperature display on the dash is a compass.
The front-wheel-drive sedan seats four, with a fold-flat front passenger seat and 60/40 split-folding rear seats that open onto a 16-cubic-foot trunk. A rear armrest doubles as a pass-through. Front seats are heated and covered in leatherette, while leather adorns the steering wheel and shifter. A sunroof, 2-way power driver's seat, remote entry, cruise control, power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, and a 10-speaker 6-CD sound system with MP3 input are also standard. Convenience features include intermittent wipers, a tachometer, tilt and telescopic steering, power outlets in the dash and the trunk, and four cupholders. Optional only for the 2008 Jetta SEL is a DVD-based navigation system. A Sport package adds ground effects, side sill extensions, and a front and rear spoiler. Splash guards and a trunk liner are also available, along with a cargo net and tiedowns.
The SEL adds standard side curtain airbags for rear passengers, supplementing the dual front-side and side curtain airbags up front. Traction and stability control, front and rear stabilizer bars, and 4-wheel ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution help the SEL earn four stars in frontal impact tests and five stars in side impact tests. A tire monitor, daytime running lights, and mirrors with turn signals add extra assurance.
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers · 250 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.2 · Rear brake width: 0.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Floor Material: cargo area carpet, carpet · Floor Mats: front · Parking brake trim: leather · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 115V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color with chrome accents · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.4 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
4X4 Rear Side Airbags $350
Price $22,825 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp I5
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$22,825
Invoice$21,594

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 170 hp I5
Power 170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom35.4 in
Wheelbase101.5 in
Length179.3 in
Width70.1 in
Height57.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Adhering to California's tough emissions requirements, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL PZEV offers a low-emissions version of the 20-valve, 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine, while still ... Read More
Adhering to California's tough emissions requirements, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL PZEV offers a low-emissions version of the 20-valve, 2.5-liter DOHC inline-five engine, while still putting out 170 hp and 177 ft-lbs of torque. Fuel economy also stays the same as the non-PZEV engine, averaging 21/29 mpg. In the SEL, the engine is paired only with a 6-speed shiftable automatic. The front-wheel-drive, midsize sedan seats four, with 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a fold-flat front passenger seat. The large trunk holds 16 cubic feet and can be accessed via an armest/pass-through. A power outlet is included in the trunk, with the option to add tiedowns and a net.
There is also a power outlet up front, along with a host of standard features. The 2008 Jetta SEL PZEV upgrades from the SE with wheel-mounted audio controls for the 6-CD changer, satellite radio, a compass, and a trip computer. These join already standard power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, remote entry, a power sunroof, a 2-way power driver's seat, cruise control, a security system, and intermittent wipers. Front seats are heated, and all seats are covered in leatherette, which complements the leather on the steering wheel and shifter. An MP3 input jack sits in the glovebox. A DVD-based navigation system is an SEL-only option.
Larger 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires are included in the 2008 Jetta SEL PZEV, and they come with their own tire monitor. Supplementing its road grip are standard traction and stability control and 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution. Rear side curtain airbags join the dual front-side and side curtain airbags up front. They feature front passenger deactivation sensors. Another nice safety feature is the turn signals in the side mirrors. Fully outfitted, there are few options left, though owners wish Bluetooth was available. A Sport Kit adds a front and rear spoiler and side sill extensions.
2.0T
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
2.5
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
City Base
Adds to S:
No additional major features.
GLI
Adds to S:
No additional major features.