2018 VW Jetta Price and Specs Review | Merrillville, IN

2018 VW Jetta

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

Capable and quick, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta promises a good time behind the wheel. A new edition provides a sporty choice, and more technology is on board to help you find great entertainment. This new ride keeps what you love about the Jetta, including its sizable trunk. Two new looks are part of the lineup. Introduced for the first time this year, the Wolfsburg edition adds a more aggressive look with larger wheels and sport bumpers. The SE Sport, an update to the former 1.8T trim, wears 17-inch black sport wheels and a black rear spoiler.


2018 VW Jetta S

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

28 city / 40 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine

1.4-liter Turbo


150 Horsepower


5-Speed Manual

Exterior and Performance

Small cars can zip through traffic when those cars are made by Volkswagen. The Jetta turbo cranks out 184 lb.-ft. of torque. You can control the action with a five-speed manual or turn it over to the electronic Tiptronic automatic. Gas mileage, rated 38 mpg highway, keeps your operating costs low. Handling is crisp and responsive thanks to Volkswagen’s four-corner suspension. Passengers will appreciate the ride quality as it smooths out bumps and dips. Driving enthusiasts may favor the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Its 200-horsepower turbo engine is mated to a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Volkswagen has expanded its powertrain warranty to 72,000 miles or six years, giving you an extra year of coverage compared to the majority of automakers.

Interior and Technology

Regardless of your trim choice, you'll find quality materials in a modern design. The Jetta S edition remains a good value and the most affordable in the line-up. Stepping up to the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg edition, shoppers will find a new look with leather-like V-Tex upholstery. The cabin wears a sporty metallic trim and has power-heated seats. SE editions come equipped with push button start and a sunroof. SE Sport models create a different look with a black headliner and gloss black trim elements. If you step up to the SEL, the car comes with dual-zone climate controls and touchscreen navigation. Every Jetta has a large 15.7 cubic-foot trunk. Passenger space is rated at a generous 94 cubic feet.

Jetta S models start you out with the basics of today’s entertainment systems. You get a rearview camera and a color touchscreen. When you step up to the SE, VW CarNet apps make more streaming choices available. Even better, MirrorLink, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay allow users to stream their favorite smartphone apps to the touchscreen. Many automakers aren't offering all three of these smartphone-related systems. If you step up to the SEL, you get the Discover Media touchscreen with built-in navigation. Music lovers will appreciate the premium sound from the available eight-speaker Fender audio system.

2018 VW Jetta Interior


Jetta also offer a good safety record, having earned five stars from the NHTSA. If you want more, you can get a range of crash avoidance systems. Front assist watches the leader traffic, alerting the driver with audible and visual cues if traffic is stopping. An automatic emergency braking system may respond if the driver doesn’t react fast enough. Electronic monitoring watches the side traffic, warning drivers about traffic in their blind spot. Reverse maneuvers are made safer with a rear cross traffic alert to signal you when cars are approaching. With adaptive cruise control, the car will slow itself or even stop to maintain safety.

Test Drive Today!

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is ready for action at Team VW, your Merrillville IN Volkswagen dealer. Take a test drive today!


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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