2021 Volkswagen Jetta MPG

Delivering a spirited performance and luxury-grade drivability, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta earns an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway MPG.1 With such impressive fuel economy, you can spend hours traveling around the Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO, areas, and make fewer stops at the pump.

Available at McDonald Volkswagen, the VW Jetta makes the perfect companion for adventurers and active families on the go. To see how it achieves its road-conquering capability, keep reading our review!

VW Jetta MPG and Performance Specs

From Devil’s Head Lookout to the Mile High City, the smart engineering of the VW Jetta helps you go the distance. Add a hefty 13.5-gallon fuel tank, and this small sedan waves “Auf wiedersehen” to your local pump.

To maximize your time on the road, the VW Jetta employs a fuel-sipping 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Producing over 184 lb-ft of torque, it tackles steep grades and snowy roads with sure-footed confidence. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, as well. So, that’ll add to the level of control you have behind the wheel.

It’s also quick on its feet, using optional 17-inch alloy wheels to cut corners like a rabbit on the run. To improve its steering accuracy, the R-Line trim offers an XDS® Cross Differential System. Able to track your driving habits, this feature helps you maximize every drop of fuel.

Available Driving Mode Selection 

Running a few errands around the neighborhood? Flip the VW Jetta into Eco Mode to conserve your fuel tank. Heading out for a weekend on the slopes? Switch to Sport Mode to jump-start the action. With four distinct driving modes, this technology matches your personal style!

Available Start-Stop System

If you really want to prioritize the MPG your vehicle earns, you may want to explore the available Stop-Start System.

This system can detect when you’ve come to a stop. If the stop is sustained, it’ll shut the engine down to conserve fuel. Then, once you’re ready to resume motion, all you have to do is remove your foot from the brake, and the engine will turn back on.

This will do wonders in saving you extra fuel, cutting down consumption while the wheels aren’t turning. Plus, you’ll still be able to use the rest of your vehicle’s features like the radio, multimedia connectivity, climate control, and more while the engine is off.

Explore adding this to your Volkswagen Jetta to achieve supreme efficiency.

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Tips to Maximize Your VW Jetta MPG

Despite the vehicle consistently achieving an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway MPG, there are still things you can do to extend each trip…1

Check Tire Pressure

At least once a month, make it a point to inspect the pounds-per-square-inch level (or PSI level) of each tire. You can quickly find this information in your vehicle’s owner’s manual or by asking a member of our service team.

Under- or over-inflated tires not only make it harder to steer and brake, but they also put extra pressure on your engine to perform. Keeping the right PSI level helps maintain efficiency in the long run.

Change the Oil Every 5,000 to 7,000 Miles

Motor oil helps keep the engine parts moving freely while removing dangerous particles. Over time, the oil in the engine of your VW Jetta will start to thicken and transform into a dark sludge. Changing your car’s oil regularly is a simple way to prevent the engine from burning excess fuel.

Our service experts can create a service calendar—and even send you a reminder when you’re ready for your vehicle’s next oil change—to help you stay on a consistent schedule.

Limit Excess Weight

While your VW Jetta delivers 14.1 cubic feet of trunk space, it’s best to limit carrying around heavy gear or luggage whenever possible. This removes excess burden on your vehicle’s engine system while increasing your driving range.

Use Cruise Control Where Applicable

The 2021 VW Jetta offers an available Adaptive Cruise Control system. This will allow you to use cruise control in a wide variety of settings, including the traditional highway application, downtown streets, and congested areas. Using Adaptive Cruise Control can create a smoother driving experience, applying gas consistently which could save you some money on fuel.

The VW Jetta also comes standard with normal cruise control, which can still help you earn better miles per gallon. This is especially the case on highways!

Shift Gears Smoothly

In the same way that driving smoothly will help your fuel economy, so will shifting gears smoothly.

If your Volkswagen Jetta comes with an automatic transmission, you won’t need to worry about this. However, if you’re behind the wheel of a model with a manual transmission, you will want to make sure you’re shifting gears appropriately.

Minimize Cold Engine Operation

If you’re running late to work in the morning, you may not be able to practice this. When you can avoid operating the engine when it’s cold, though, it can help increase the MPG that your vehicle can earn. Simply letting your car heat up for 5-10 minutes before hitting the road should do the trick.

Not only will this help you get the most out of your VW Jetta in terms of fuel economy, but it will promote a better overall performance, as well.

Plan Your Drives

Another habit you could look into is planning your trips. If you plan around rush hour, you can avoid stop-and-go traffic. This, in turn, limits idling and wasted fuel consumption.

Additionally, if you’re headed somewhere new and need directions, map out the journey before you leave. Doing so could help you find the most efficient route and avoid getting lost, saving some gas in the process.

Learn More About VW Jetta MPG

Interested in seeing where the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta can take you? Visit McDonald Volkswagen today or contact us online with any questions.

Before you know it, we’ll have you exploring the streets of Parker, Littleton, and Castle Rock, Colorado, in a VW of your own!



  1. 30 city/41 highway MPG (2021 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.


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