The Volkswagen Jetta, spanning its sixth generation from 2011 to 2018, represented a shift in focus towards practicality and affordability while maintaining Volkswagen’s core values of quality and German engineering. The Jetta VI featured a more streamlined and aerodynamic exterior design than previous generations, contributing to improved fuel efficiency and a more contemporary appearance. The cabin offered ample space for passengers and cargo, with straightforward controls and a user-friendly dashboard layout. However, some noticed a shift towards more economical materials to decrease costs. Regarding performance, the Jetta VI prioritized comfort and fuel efficiency over sportiness. It offered various engine options to cater to different driving needs, from the fuel-efficient to the more powerful. Safety remained a central concern, with essential features like anti-lock brakes and airbags included.



Volkswagen Jetta specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.


  • Type: A6, Typ 1B

Engine 1.4L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-30
  • Recommended Engine Oil: 
  • Oil capacity: 4.2 qts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.4L 4-Cylinder: 0.030”

Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-30
  • Oil capacity: 5.8 qts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.8L 4-Cylinder: 0.032”


  • Capacity: About 13.2 gallons (50.0 liters), including about 1.3 gallons (5.0 liters) reserve.


  • The engine cooling system is filled at the factory with a mixture of specially conditioned water and at least 40 percent of Volkswagen engine coolant additive G 13 (TL-VW 774 J). This engine coolant additive is pink

Brake Fluid

  • Type: FMVSS 116 DOT 4

Windshield Washer

  • Capacity: Depending on vehicle equipment, the windshield washer fluid reservoir holds between 3.1 – 5.2 quarts (3 – 5 liters).



  • Petrol:
    • 1.2 L TSI I4
    • 1.4 L TSI I4
    • 1.6 L MPI I4
    • 1.8 L TSI I4
    • 2.0 L MPI I4
    • 2.0 L TSI I4
    • 2.5 L MPI I5
  • Petrol hybrid:
    • 1.4 L TSI I4
  • Diesel:
    • 1.6 L TDI I4
    • 2.0 L TDI I4


  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic
  • 7-speed 0AM DSG

Fuel Consumption

Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Consumption

Safety Ratings

Volkswagen Jetta Safety Ratings


Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb: LED
  • Door Mirror Illumination Light Bulb: 2886X
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H8-35W
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H7LL
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H7LL
  • Stepwell Light Bulb: 2821

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb:
    • LED
    • 921
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    • LED
    • 7528L
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • Inner Tail Light Bulb: 2825L
  • License Plate Light Bulb: LED
  • Outer Tail Light Bulb: 7528L
  • Parking Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • LED
    • 7506
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Ash Tray Light Bulb: 2721
  • Dome Light Bulb: 6411
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 2821
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: LED
  • Map Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Rear Reading Light Bulb: 6428
  • Trunk Light Bulb: 6411
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 6418