• Jul 23, 2010
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen – Click above for high-res image gallery

Those of you unenamoured of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta have an alternative if you're still interested in procuring one of V-Dub's entry-level runabouts.

The current SportWagen variant of the Jetta will carry on unchanged for the 2011 model year, complete with better materials, a more sophisticated rear suspension and that useful hatch.

According to TheCarConnection, the decision not to migrate the wagon over to the all-new platform of the 2011 Jetta sedan was a cost-saving measure, so it will continue to be built in Germany using the Mark V's underpinnings.

But it's not all wine and roses. While the gas-fed 170-hp five-cylinder and 140-hp TDI diesel four will carry over (the Reagan-era Two-Point-Slow won't be an option), you'll still have to deal with the somewhat cramped rear legroom of the current model, as VW has no immediate plans to utilize the new Jetta's architecture anytime soon. However, expect a few cosmetic upgrades to happen at some point next year to bring the styling more in line with the rest of the VW lineup.



[Source: The Car Connection]


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      Annie
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't care what you people think (the negative comments on here). I bought this car and I think it looks just as good as a volvo wagon. I bought it more so to SAVE diesel or for most of u paying for gas. It gets aprox. 35 in city and 42 highway and it's not even a hybrid. Some hybrids don't even save like that. I bought a candy white w/leather interior. Everything fully upgraded on it. I've had a lot of compliments on it. All that matters really is if I'm happy with it. ;o)
      • 4 Years Ago
      SportWagen is the new name for the U.S.A. VW has previously announced "Jetta" is no longer part of the naming for the SportWagen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      sounds good to me, I love my 2010 TDI Sportwagen
      • 4 Years Ago
      I own the 2010 Jetta TDI Sportwagon beats the hell out of the crapy Saab 9-3 Sport Combi I had before it. What a POC that car was. The VW has way better ride, handeling, room and gas mileage. Thus far the VW has had no issue and that could not be said for the Saab. It's not as nice as my 2002 9-5 Aero Wagon, which I miss dearly, but still waaaaaaaaaaaay better then what Saab has to offer right now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agree but the Saab 9-3 wagon exterior is far better looking than the Jetta.
      • 4 Years Ago
      re smartass and tim steller

      3VW are the first three characters in the VIN for SportWagen.

      They are built in Mexico at Puebla assembly.

      Here is an example you can check online http://www.fairfaxvw.com/inventory.cfm?NewUsed=1&MakeID=38&ModelID=2020 to see the VIN on SportWagen inventory.

      No attitude is necessary of "get your facts straight". MkIV Jetta Wagon was built in Wolfsburg, current version is not.
      Annie
      • 3 Years Ago
      P.S. We r in the military so another reason we bought it is to have it shipped overseas and save diesel traveling on off time around europe. So yes to me it's an awesome vehicle to save money to be able to travel more so in that most cars. ;o)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Horrrrrrrible marketing strategy to call this a Golf in Canada and Jetta is US. EXACT same car.

      The guy who came up with this came up with the Routan.

      • 4 Years Ago
      The 2011 Jetta weirds me out enough as-is being a completely different type of car than previous Jettas. Ford was pretty successful in pushing the Taurus upmarket, but seeing a car pushed DOWNmarket is very rare and strange.

      Throw in the fact that the 2011 wagon will be completely unrelated, and it's just even more surreal. Not liking the vibes I'm getting from VW these days...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love wagons but this is the lamest wagon design on the market, especially from the back. I expect more from a company that has given us the S4 Avant
      • 4 Years Ago
      if its not going to look like the new jetta, then change its name cuz im a believer in the fact that when a car shares a name with another car, they look alike! so in my opinion, there will be no wagon version of the jetta, which is sad, cuz the new jetta looks better than this ugly thing above! i just dont get their way of thinking!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now THAT is ugly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The headlights are certainly ugly, but yes, I'd take this over the sedan. But I'd take a TSX wagon over both of them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And that comes from someone that likes the look of SAAB's?
      • 4 Years Ago
      They need a more modern Diesel.
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