Car-Net, an OnStar-like service, is also a new option. When it was new for 2011, the Jetta grew nearly three inches over the prior version. I have been a diesel owner going back to a 1979 Peugeot 504 Diesel Sedan. So it's a winner in our book. Its hybrid powertrain new for 2013 is based around a small 1. I am a 3rd time Volkswagen owner, great cars. With the automatic, it's 27 mpg combined.
Appearancewise the interior and exterior are fairly low key, but so am I. The standard cloth seats are comfortable. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is roomier than most other , so it's a good option if you require lots of space. For 99% of the driving I did, the car handled very well. Larger than expected truck and backseat. Although the makes the same 170 horsepower as the now-retired five-banger, it generates a bigger dollop of torque 184 lb-ft and holds that from a just-above-fast-idle 1500 rpm to the upper reaches of the rev range.
Finally, no Cost-Effectiveness discussion would be complete without touching on fuel economy. Safety While the Volkswagen Jetta has performed admirably in the past in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests, the 2014 version gets a rating of good in all tests but one: the Institute's newest test, a small-overlap frontal crash test, where it was rated marginal on a scale of good, acceptable, marginal and poor. Up front, the cupholders were not very functional. Lots of power too when you step on the gas pedal. Interior The Jetta interior is clean, stylish, comfortable, accommodating, and functional. Doesn't have a lot of confusing buttons and levers. Now it's a solid, competent and well-rounded sedan with good driving dynamics, a roomy interior and easy controls.
By the way, the Fender sound system is fantastic. In this review of the 2014 we're calling it the Obamacare Website of navigation systems: so messed up we gave up. I do wish there was a bit more side bolstering to the seats. A whole segment of the population is not only content disappearing into the background in life, but actually seeks ways of camouflaging themselves through their daily drive as well. Inside, the Volkswagen Jetta has bland styling and many low-quality materials, including lots of hard plastics in lower trims. Controls include the phone button that is too easy to bump, calling a voice from above she seemed to inhabit the roof telling us we couldn't do what we were trying to do, and wouldn't accept our explanation that we didn't know what she was talking about. The Jetta looks plain to some people because it's clean and simple, with subtle curves and no sculpting; strong wheel arches, a smooth roofline and attractive C pillars.
I am a strong advocate of diesel vehicles, but with. Outside, Volkswagen loyalists will either say the latest Jetta is a classically styled iteration of the compact sedan or they will flat out call it boring. Once you're in though, there's plenty of leg and headroom. Good gas mileage, takes 23 to fill tank and I can go a week before filling up, about 27 miles per gallon. You can feel it in the brake pedal. To dip down to 42 mpg I'd really have to be driving like a mad man. It's given movement by a roofline that seems to slant down toward the rear, under the standard roof rails.
Expect a 0-60 from a standing launch-controlled position between 5. I searched for months for just the right vehicle. Volkswagen Jetta comes in a myriad of models and body styles. We like the available touchscreen stereo interface and its redundant dial knob, which is ideal for controlling a portable music player but placement is a bit clumsy. Power delivery was always smooth and predictable, allowing for confident passing without worry of the engine bogging down just as I cut into a passing lane full of take-no-prisoners commuters. Besides that the interior is comfy.
In the back, the kids lounged with an impressive 38. 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. And that brings us to the more fundamental changes underlying this year's Jetta. Also, unlike the premium-unleaded-sipping 2. I average between 48-58mpg 60-80 mph depending on how I drive.
Volkswagen has steered neatly clear of the collision of styling memes that litter the compact car field. The body feels solid and the car feels heavy which makes me feel safe behind the wheel. The recall is expected to begin on April 16, 2014. Otherwise, pointing the Jetta was quite effortless, offering up just the right amount of wheel weighting. C-cars rule over there, and wouldn't we feel that much more virtuous, parsimonious, and efficient if we'd all just squish into smaller cars? Overall, I am very pleased with this car. Then it would go off and be fine until driven again. That effort yielded a roomier, but hard-plasticky, compact sedan for less money.
It feels bigger all around, more like a midsize car to us, because it's so solid. Standard features includes 17-inch wheels; red-painted calipers for the disc brakes; red-stitched sport bucket seats; aluminum pedals and interior trim; fog lamps; and a steering wheel with a flat bottom and red detailing. The SportWagen's interior could be in a car costing thousands more. Many of the little convenience features are missing, like the hatchback's delightful telescoping, pivoting driver's armrest; climate vents in the rear, or even a stereo that sounds like it was made in this century. There's a crosshatch treatment for the grille and lower air intake, sportier front and rear fascias and side sills, a unique design for the fog lights, and larger wheels. Collectively, these features allow drivers to find a seating position that suits them very well.
For striking such an impressive balance, Volkswagen wants to be handsomely rewarded. For cars like the Volkswagen Jetta, comfort behind the wheel is just as important as an entertaining powertrain or well-tuned chassis. Two different 18-inch alloy wheels can be ordered as options, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, the Fender audio system, and the sunroof. Naturally there's more space for cargo, with 32. The flip side of that is a greater feeling of stability, helped by the rear-end's lack of willingness to rotate. Handling is very good as well with little or no body lean in quick turns. At very slow speeds the brakes are too sensitive, but at 30 mph the sensitivity goes away; that inconsistency is a problem because your foot and brain can't keep adjusting back and forth.