2011 Volkswagen Jetta Overview Volkswagen Jetta models from 2011 with diesel engines are part of the massive Volkswagen recall because they do not meet U.S. emissions standards. Volkswagen will contact owners when they have remedied the problem and will fix the cars for free. The cars are safe to drive. Read more on the Volkswagen diesel recalls. Volkswagen redesigned the Jetta for 2011, and when it was new, reviewers liked its spacious interior, saying that the Jetta has as much space as some 2011 midsize cars. Additionally, the Jetta’s trunk is one of the largest in the class. Inside, the cabin has a smooth, clean design, though test drivers disliked the 2011 Jetta’s hard, shiny plastics. The 2011 Jetta comes with standard features that are typical of small cars, including air conditioning, cruise control, a four-speaker stereo and an auxiliary input jack. Look to higher trims for features like satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth and navigation. Four engines are available in the 2011 Jetta. The S model has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the SE and SEL trims get a more powerful 2.5-liter five-cylinder. The base model with a manual transmission has average fuel economy ratings, but higher trims get slightly fewer miles per gallon. The best performer in the lineup is the Jetta GLI, which has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Jetta TDI offers the best fuel economy thanks to its 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine. Reviewers were mixed on the Jetta’s performance, though many were underwhelmed and felt other cars in the class were more fun to drive. The 2011 Jetta also performed very well in crash tests. See the full 2011 Volkswagen Jetta specs » How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Volkswagen Jetta? The cost of insuring a Volkswagen Jetta will depend on a variety of factors, including your deductible, the level of coverage that you want, and the type of insurance that you choose. Your age, gender, location, credit score, and driving record can also have an impact on your insurance rates. Check out our car insurance guide to find the best policy for you.