null 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Volkswagen Jetta specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Volkswagen Jetta warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$14,595$14,990$15,770
    Invoice *$13,242$13,651$14,522
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City24.0 mpg24.0 mpg40.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy31.0 mpg31.0 mpg49.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator70 amp70 amp70 amp
    Battery63 amp63 amp80 amp
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadeddiesel
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Exhaustnon stainless steelnon stainless steelnon stainless steel
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensiontorsion beam beamtorsion beam beamtorsion beam beam
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc BrakesfrontfrontN/A
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " silver aluminum14.0 " steel
    Front TiresP195/60HR14.0BSW ASP195/60HR14.0BSW ASP195/60HR14.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seatsfull benchfull benchfull bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Seat Trimpremium clothpremium clothpremium cloth
    Door Trimclothclothcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfrontfrontfront
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Seatback Storage111
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Underseat Trayfrontfrontfront
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Radioradio prepradio prepradio prep
    Speakers888
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlN/AN/Acruise control
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Lighter Elementsfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Front Windowsmanualmanualmanual
    Rear Windowsmanualmanualmanual
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Sun Blindsmanualmanualmanual
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume15.0 cu.ft.15.0 cu.ft.15.0 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length173.4 "173.4 "173.4 "
    Exterior Width66.7 "66.7 "66.7 "
    Exterior Height56.1 "56.1 "56.1 "
    Wheelbase97 "97 "97 "
    Front Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Rear Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Turning Radius16.4 '16.4 '16.4 '
    Curb Weight2,661 lbs.2,679 lbs.2,679 lbs.
    Payload1,021 lbs.1,058 lbs.1,058 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.32.32.32
    Front Legroom42.3 "42.3 "42.3 "
    Rear Legroom31.5 "31.5 "31.5 "
    Front Headroom39.2 "39.2 "39.2 "
    Rear Headroom37.3 "37.3 "37.3 "
    Front Shoulder Room53.8 "53.8 "53.8 "
    Rear Shoulder Room52.8 "52.8 "52.8 "
    Passenger Volume88 cu.ft.88 cu.ft.88 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume15.0 cu.ft.15.0 cu.ft.15.0 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerN/AwingN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/Arocker panel extensionsN/A
    Grille Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manual remotedual power remote heateddual manual remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
    Major Components Months/Miles120/100,000120/100,000120/100,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/unlimited72/unlimited72/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles24/unlimited24/unlimited24/unlimited
    Maintenance Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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