The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is an accomplished multi-purpose depending on which of the four powertrains is selected, including the vehicle that handles with style, looks more expensive than it is, and is roomy and comfortable for the daily drudgery of life. It offers options for a sunroof, a center console, and cruise control. You get what you pay for and you don't get much at the base model's relatively low cost. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment. From base four-cylinders to more exotically engineered hybrids, it spans a wide range of performance and fuel economy.
Additionally, an attractive band of iridium trim circles around the cabin at shoulder height. With that in mind, the following list proves that there are plenty of bargains to be had in almost every segment, whether you're looking for an affordable electric vehicle or a family… Although car sales haven't fully recovered from the pre-recession era, 2014 was another strong year for the auto industry. The Jetta SportWagen is unaffected by any of those changes. The car is now used daily. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. If only we could have shut the navigation lady up, she kept interrupting the radio.
In 2015, Volkswagen admitted diesel engines in this model illegally cheated federal tests and polluted beyond allowable limits. Inside the cabin, the Jetta provides a moderate amount of small-item storage. The base model comes with all-season tires on its 16-inch alloy wheels; air conditioning; cruise control; power windows, locks, and mirrors; a tilting-and-telescoping adjustable steering wheel; power front seats; and a trip computer. It's perfectly suited to the narrow power band of the low-revving diesel. It requires premium fuel, and has a smaller trunk to make room for the battery pack.
These are the efficient family sedans destined for daily-driver duty and the occasional long-distance road trip. The same face, with a definition crease along the sides. There's a small bin that sits in front of the shifter, and the cupholders between the front seats are backed up by molded-in water-bottle holders in the door panels. The fold-down mechanism isn't found inside in the car--the pull-style levers are inside the trunk, a logical place that's also less costly to manufacture, but leads to a less pleasing look if you inspect the unfinished linkages that tuck up under the Jetta's rear glass. The associated navigation system, however, is a bit of a letdown due to the small screen and limited amount of display information. Now at 64K miles heard clanking while driving and am told I need a new transmission at 64K miles! At a less meta level, the Jetta's details are finely rendered, if in total it can read a bit plain.
Summary The Volkswagen Jetta has models for different needs and budgets. The torquey four brings on boost low in the rev range, and pushes out consistent, exciting power into the 6000-rpm range. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Besides that the interior is comfy. 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. Be sure to use our recommended dealer.
Despite a good bit of abuse, there was no noticeable change in stopping power. However, a step up to the optional Fender audio system would probably offer a more flexible listening experience for those looking for fuller sound. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Cold Weather Testing A popular myth against diesel engines is poor cold weather performance. For many students, it will be their first car so, if possible, it should… In our most recent small sedan tests, we reported on the class' progress in overtaking midsize sedans to become the best-selling car segment, opining that perhaps this signaled a convergence in North American and European tastes.
A Car-Net smartphone app lets owners control many of these functions on the go. The rear seat won't win awards for its spaciousness, but this Jetta shows how Volkswagen won over critics with interior fit and finish. Longer song and station titles will sometimes overrun, but big, high contrast letters are definitely a good thing for a stereo so simple. I attribute that to cushions that are supportive but not stiff, as well as a tilt and telescoping steering wheel wrapped in soft leather and an adjustable padded center armrest. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
The Jetta looks conservative compared to other cars in its segment, and depending on your psyche, that's either a bonus or a point against it. They include a felt-lined tray forward of the shift lever, a spacious locking glovebox, a cubby below the front center armrest, door pockets and a few other slots. We hear frequent reports of drivers getting over 40. It's also built like a bank vault and very comfortable to boot! Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1. The grille stands out when inspected closely, and the tasteful balance of glass to metal keeps the bulky rear end from looking too linebacker.
In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid. The Jetta's cabin is just as straightforward, and it's not only in size that it can feel like a calm oasis, if you've spent time in those other compacts. Good gas mileage, takes 23 to fill tank and I can go a week before filling up, about 27 miles per gallon. Powertrains and Performance The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Base and S trims come with a 2. After we drove for about 10 minutes seven-eighths of the gauge lit up showing that it was one eighth empty, not good.