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2007 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Fahrenheit Review


Not-So-Mellow Yellow

A three-quarter front view of a yellow 2007 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Fahrenheit

In short: A comfortable and well-rounded sedan.

This special edition GLI delivers a pick-me-up on the open road, delivering a burst of speed with its 2.0L turbocharged direct injection engine and a punch of color with its sporty yellow interior and exterior.

Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; four-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance.


Base Price: $27,880 / Price as tested: $28,895

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: 4-door, 5-passenger sedan

2.0L turbocharged direct injection
Horsepower: 200 hp @ 6000 rpm
6-speed manual transmission
207 ft-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Curb weight:
3,290 lbs
Wheelbase: 101.5 in
179.3/70.1/57.4 in
Turning circle: 35.1 ft

Traction: anti-slip regulation, electronic differential lock

Suspension: independent strut front, multilink independent rear suspension

4-wheel ABS, ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes

Safety: front and side airbag supplemental restraint system, front and rear side curtain protection head airbags

0-60 mph: 6.9 seconds
Top Speed: 128 mph (governor limited)

EPA City: 23 mpg
EPA Highway: 32 mpg

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(Updated 06/24/10 NW)