2021 Volkswagen Jetta - VW of Portland | Portland Volkswagen Dealer

2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 VW Jetta Exterior Orange

The legacy continues with the new 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta is one of the most iconic vehicles in the Volkswagen family. In fact, since its inception in 1979, the Volkswagen Jetta became the best-selling European car in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This is no surprise as the Jetta has always been an excellent choice for those looking for a sophisticated, well-built, sedan city commuter. If you’re interested in test driving a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta after reading the review, contact Dick Hannah Volkswagen of Portland or Dick Hannah Volks Wagen Vancouver. A friendly sales associate will gladly take you on a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta test drive or road test.


What’s New?

This year, the Jetta is, for the most part, unchanged for 2021 because it underwent a massive redesign in 2019. The starting price of each trim level and the cost of the Driver Assistance Package on the base model went from $450 to $500.



  • Compact but spacious
  • Comfortable and elegant
  • Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Sporty Jetta GLI is a sedan version of the Golf GTI
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • 4-year/50,000-mile warranty
  • Base 1.4-liter Jetta gets 40 mpg on the highway



  • S $19,990
  • R-Line $23,790
  • SE $23,890
  • SEL $26,740
  • SEL Premium $29,040



The 2021 Jetta powers its front wheels with a turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 147 horsepower. The base model comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission, but an eight-speed automatic is optional and standard on higher trims. The 2021 Jetta performed just as expected, amazingly well, but there wasn’t much distinction within the different transmissions. Although less punchy than its speedy sibling, the VW Golf, the 2021 Jetta still makes for a smooth practical ride for a great price. Its calm nature is perfect for those that value comfort and reliability.

2021 VW Jetta Exterior White

Interior and Tech

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta’s sophisticated European feel is designed for American life. Its interior is versatile and roomy while keeping a clean, sleek look. The high-quality materials are comfortable and visually pleasing while maintaining Volkswagen’s unique ergonomic style. The S trim comes with a cozy upholstery that doesn’t look too bad. The few trim models get a little more luxury with simulated leather seats, while the SEL Premium gets genuine premium leather. Passengers get plenty of space in the rear seats, but because of this, cargo space is a bit smaller than other competing compact sedans. However, the 2021 Jetta has some creative interior cubby storage compartments, including practical door pockets and a deep center console bin. As for technology, lower trims are stocked with a 6.5-inch touch screen infotainment center, while higher trims come with an 8-inch unit.

2021 VW Jetta apple car play

2021 VW Jetta Interior Dash

Safety and Drivers Assistance

The 2021 Jetta earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Key safety features include:

  • Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available automatic high-beams

2021 VW I.Q safety feature


Volkswagen’s limited warranty is above average, but its powertrain is below average.To offset the latter, the company provides some complimentary maintenance.

  • The limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for two years or 20,000 miles



When it comes to passenger space, fuel efficiency, easy-to-use technology, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a great contender in the compact sedan car segment. It’s elegant, conventional, and easy to drive. The technology features are refined and fresh. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid choice for folks who want a budget-friendly and fuel-efficient compact car with class. Don’t just take our word for it; visit Dick Hannah Volkswagen of Portland or Dick Hannah Volkswagen Vancouver for a friendly test drive/road test with one of our store associates. Thanks for reading our review of the new 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. It is genuinely a great compact sedan with the best value for the price.

Contact Us