2008 Volkswagen Jetta Specs

The 2008 Jetta is a mid-size sedan manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen. It was offered in many trim levels including the S, SE, SEL and Wolfsburg. The 2008 Jetta’s base retail price was $16,990 but could range up to $22,900 with options.

The 2008 Jetta is a mid-size sedan manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen. It was offered in many trim levels including the S, SE, SEL and Wolfsburg. The 2008 Jetta’s base retail price was $16,990 but could range up to $22,900 with options.

Engine and Transmission

The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta comes with either a 2.5-liter, in-line, five-cylinder engine or a 2.0-liter, in-line, four-cylinder engine. The 2.0-liter engine was only offered on the Wolfsburg and Wolfsburg PZEV edition. It is rated at 200 horsepower and 207 foot-pounds of torque. The 2.5-liter engine is rated at 170 horsepower and 177 foot-pounds of torque.

A five-speed manual transmission was available on all models with the exception of the Wolfsburg and Wolfsburg PZEV, and a six-speed automatic was optional. On the Wolfsburg editions, a six-speed manual was the only transmission available. Fuel economy for all models ranges from 21 to 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

Safety

The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta earned a rating of four stars out of five for frontal impacts and rollovers. Its side crash rating for both sides is five out of five stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Exterior Specs

The 2008 Jetta’s wheelbase is 101.5 inches and the vehicle’s overall length is 179.3 inches. The car’s measures 70.1 inches in width and 57.4 inches in height. The curb weight ranges from 3,230 to 3,285 pounds, depending on how the Jetta is equipped.

Interior Specs

The 2008 Jetta provides 38.5 inches of headroom for the driver and front passenger. It offers 37.2 inches of headroom for the rear passengers. Front legroom is 41.2 inches and rear legroom is 35.4 inches. Front shoulder room is 54.8 inches and rear shoulder room is 53.1 inches.


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