The Sport has bigger alloys, sports seats, front fog lights and sports suspension that's lowered by 15mm. With the standard five-speed manual, expect the fuel economy to get even better. It's rated at 32 mpg highway, which unlike with the Hybrid is what we got. All of which get lower mpg. Even with hard plastics, it feels better than the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, although not as rich as the Ford Focus, Chevy Cruze or Hyundai Elantra.
A stint in the front seat is all the evidence you'll need to support those numbers. For me, the Jetta is what you call the vanilla sedan. There's more information on the touch screen. The new Jetta is characterised by new instruments in a sporty tube look, multifunction display in the instruments, a new generation steering wheel, new accents for the centre console, elegant high-gloss black trim around the gear shift lever, new chrome accents varies by derivative , redesigned controls for the air nozzles, ambient lighting only available as an option with Highline derivatives as well as designs for the seats and door trim. The Jetta doesn't offer advanced-safety systems like collision warning, blind spot monitoring or lane departure warning.
The standard cloth seats are comfortable. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic is available. The utility comforts are designed well: comfortable driver armrests, user-friendly cupholders, good door pockets and grab handles. In 2015, Volkswagen admitted diesel engines in this model illegally cheated federal tests and polluted beyond allowable limits. Very easy—and fun—to drive fast on twisty roads. Once we took it for a test drive I knew it was the one.
The overall power delivery is seamless and the car is very powerful. I also enjoyed using the steering wheel that provided plenty of feedback, allowing me to the maneuver easily, especially around town. You can feel it in the brake pedal. Despite not having a turbo that model gets much lower mpg. These are the efficient family sedans destined for daily-driver duty and the occasional long-distance road trip. The glovebox is roomy, and the center console found on most Jettas now houses the iPod port. Simply put, the interior materials are a big disappointment.
On the road, the Volkswagen Jetta feels composed and has accurate steering. Inside the cabin, the Jetta provides a moderate amount of small-item storage. The official combined economy figures are 39. It's given movement by a roofline that seems to slant down toward the rear, under the standard roof rails. Volkswagen has long been producing turbocharged four bangers and it shows. The space, comfort and upmarket feel make this one of the most underrated cars on the market. This will help eliminate front wheel 'spin' due to the engine's high torque.
As part of unprecedented settlements with federal and state governments, Volkswagen agreed to buyback from owners diesel-equipped models of this vehicle. It can fire the Jetta from 0-60mph in 8. The Volkswagen Jetta has models for different needs and budgets. Check them out side by side. The comfort features of this vehicle are perfect for me. With the faster powerplant, the peak power figure of 168bhp arrives at 6,000rpm, whereas the maximum torque peak of 240Nm is retained all the way from 1,750 to 4,500rpm. The suspension was able soak up all the annoying road bumps yet strong enough to prevent the chassis from rolling too much.
That brings me to my one major gripe with the 2014 Jetta. This engine also teams with a new electric power-steering system. Thanks to the boxy shape, headroom is ample for backseat passengers and driver sightlines are great all around. It feels like a much larger turbocharged petrol unit but the pull at the lower end of the rev range is almost diesel-like in its muscularity and the economy has more than a touch of the oil-burner about it but the upper extremities of the rev range have plenty to offer. As part of unprecedented settlements with federal and state governments, Volkswagen agreed to buyback from owners diesel-equipped models of this vehicle. Fuel economy is officially rated at 25 mpg city and 36 mpg. Still the Same Boxy Body As mentioned earlier, nothing has changed to the outside of the Jetta for 2014.
The quietness of the interior contributed to the overall feeling of comfort, too. The rear seat can be a tight squeeze, though, but the seats fold down for good cargo space that rivals some small crossovers, while providing a lower liftover height and better visibility--not to mention the availability of a diesel powertrain. News Best Cars Staff November 7, 2017 The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is a small sedan that is big on interior and trunk space. The high-ranking offers some major advantages over the Jetta, including an excellent reliability score. If you spot an error or notice missing information, please let us know. During our week with the car temperatures remained below freezing, but our winter tire equipped Jetta still returned a decent 28.
More aggressive drivers can slip the console shifter to manual mode. It's just nicer inside, with better materials, firmer seats, and a smoother appearance. Its hybrid powertrain new for 2013 is based around a small 1. Recall Date 2014-04-15 Description Volkswagen of America, Inc. Volkswagen's turbocharged and supercharged 1. There's also an impressive suppleness in the way the springs absorb bumps.
Although fitted with firm suspension that helps to reduce body roll, the ride is forgiving and not as harsh as one would expect. It's good enough, close enough to the 2. The Jetta S comes standard with a few features: an auxiliary input jack, air conditioning, power windows, and keyless entry. There's ample space in all directions, even with the sunroof fitted. The climb up to the famous weekend getaway spot proved to be an uncomplicated affair for the Tiguan, as it demonstrated its capability of keeping up with faster drivers ahead as well as getting out of corners rapidly. It's perfectly suited to the narrow power band of the low-revving diesel. With special thanks to , the Jetta Trendline+ was enlisted for a 2,500 kilometre road trip convoy that started in Toronto.