2018 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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New for 2018
The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is still a year away from a comprehensive redesign in 2019, so cosmetic changes are minimal. The major model changes for 2018 include two new trim levels in the middle of the Jetta lineup. These trims are the Wolfsburg and SE Sport. Volkswagen has also gotten rid of the GLI trim’s six-speed manual transmission. A new chrome grille is also added for most trims, and there are a few new wheel designs on a few models.
A Powerful Sedan with Three Engine Options
One thing that stands out about the new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is the available engine options. All of them are turbocharged and offer a considerable amount of horsepower and torque at the wheels. The standard Jetta includes a 1.4L I4 that produces 150 horsepower and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, with the option available for a six-speed automatic. The SEL and Sport models both feature a 1.8L I4 turbocharged engine that makes an impressive 170 horsepower that’s paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Finally, the GLI has a 2.0L I4 turbocharged engine that makes 210 horsepower with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Previously, this trim level included a six-speed manual, but that transmission option has been eliminated for 2018.
Available Options and Trim Packages
While the base model Jetta offers plenty of features for drivers who enjoy zipping around town, upper trim levels offer lots of options too.
S: This is the base-level Jetta that comes with the standard 1.4L engine. It’s highly fuel efficient, producing approximately 28mpg city, 40mpg highway. Its premium sound system has a 5-inch color touch screen with Bluetooth capability. Safety features include ABS brakes, a rear backup camera and electronic stability control for increased performance during all-weather driving.
Wolfsburg Edition: the Jetta Wolfsburg builds upon the base model features by adding a few more elegant features, such as leatherette trimmed seats and heated front seats. it also comes with halogen fog lights for better night driving visibility, and heated windshield washer nozzles, extremely helpful during snowy drives.
SE: This trim level has the same seating options as the Wolfsburg, but it gets an upgrade when it comes to infotainment: a 6.3-inch touch screen, HD radio and voice control for controlling music settings hands-free. It also includes Volkswagen’s Car-Net App Connect, which allows you to integrate your smartphone’s features with the infotainment system for full access to your favorite apps.
SE Sport: This trim level conveys an athletic attitude, with its black interior, exterior trim and rear spoiler. It also has 60/40 split folding rear seats with a center armrest that has integrated cup holders, helpful for rear passengers. It allows for carrying additional cargo and lets you configure the seats how you’d like. It also comes with the Car-Net App Connect feature as in the SE.
SEL: The SEL Jetta has the same engine as the SE Sport, but has more convenience and technology features. Its dual-zone automatic climate control, for instance, keeps the driver and passengers comfortable during long rides. It also comes with a Fender Premium audio system, complete with eight speakers and a subwoofer for expertly tuned music to listen to while you drive.
GLI: This is the only trim level that features the 2.0L turbocharged engine. It has all the features of the SEL along with built-in enhanced navigation.
Regardless of the trim level of 2018 Volkswagen Jetta that you decide on, rest assured you’ll be comfortable while driving a technologically advanced, safe, and powerful car.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Volkswagen Jetta Sedan invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Volkswagen Jetta Sedan MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.