VW Jetta Kenya: Reviews, Price, Specifications, Import

The VW Jetta is a compact saloon car that has been in production since 1979. It’s alternatively known as the VW Bora, the VW GLI, the VW Jetta City and the VW Vento. It’s offered as the saloon variant of the popular Golf and it’s marketed as a family car. It enjoyed great success in Kenya in the 90s before it was overtaken by cheaper Japanese rivals such as the Nissan Bluebird/Sylphy, Toyota Allion, Nissan Tiida Latio and Mitsubishi Lancer. The VW Jetta has been ranked as one of the safest compact saloons in the market.

2021 VW Jetta Kenya

VW Jetta

VW Jetta Engine and Transmission Options

The sixth generation VW Jetta(2010 – 2018) comes with the engine choices below


  1. A 1.2 Litre Engine
  2. A 1.4 Litre Engine
  3. A 1.6 Litre Engine
  4. A 1.8 Litre Engine
  5. A 2.0 Litre Engine
  6. A 2.5 Litre Engine


  1. A 1.6 Litre Engine
  2. A 2.0 Litre Engine

These are linked to; a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission, a 6-Speed automatic, a 6-Speed manual and a 5-speed manual transmission.

VW Jetta Interior 

The VW Jetta is a well built car with comfortable seats and is ideal for families with young children. In terms of space, there’s enough legroom for both driver and passenger at the first row. At the second, the legroom is decent and medium sized passengers will find it comfortable.

2021 VW Jetta Interior

VW Jetta Interior

VW Jetta Exterior

From the front the VW Jetta closely resembles the Golf with the similar styling and finish. The only difference is towards the rear where the Jetta takes the saloon form.

2021 VW Jetta Exterior

VW Jetta Exterior

VW Jetta Maintenance Costs in Kenya

Service parts for the Jetta are fairly priced and shared with the Golf. Body parts on the other hand are expensive and mostly available in Nairobi. You can get listings for the shops that sell VW Spares in this link.

VW Jetta Reliability

The VW Jetta is not as forgiving on poor maintenance as some of its Japanese rivals. The DSG gearbox has elaborate maintenance procedures and it should only be serviced by a qualified technician. It also requires an expensive transmission fluid with dedicated additives. Anything short of proper maintenance is catastrophic.

VW Jetta Alternatives you can buy in Kenya: Toyota Axio, Nissan Sylphy, Toyota Allion, Toyota Premio

VW Jetta Price in Kenya: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/volkswagen/jetta

Import the VW Jetta in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/


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