The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta stands out in TDI and GLI trim, and its brand-new four-cylinder erases our bad memories of the old five-cylinder. Jetta is one of the most effective marketing automobiles from VW. Therefore, new version possesses smalls potatoes in layout and efficiency. There are renovations at safety devices and managing auto. Rate starts at $17,610. Jetta is the very best sedan choice for quantity of cash which you have.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Design – Inside and Outside
For a small automobile, the 5-passenger 2014 Jetta has ample indoor area. Particularly significant is the amount of legroom in the rear seats and the torso room. At 15.5 cubic feet, the sedan’s trunk is in a greater league, and when you require much more space the rear seats fold. Room is a huge attribute of the SportWagen, also, which boasts an SUV-like 66.9 cubic feet with the seats folded up. Design-wise, the Jetta’s inside could be called “minimalist-chic.” You won’t find the latest innovation, yet you additionally won’t be puzzled by a many thousand switches. Tuning the radio is very easy, as is establishing the temperature.
The newest Jetta is smartly conventional compared to such design-focused competitors as the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra and even the 2014 Corolla. Certainly, contrasted to the many candidates in this sector, it’s the Jetta and Chevrolet Cruze dressed as the adults at the supper celebration. Is that appealing? Depends whether you’re a lot more Josh Groban or Bruno Mars. If you’re in the camp of the former, you’ll such as the Jetta’s tidy lines that we anticipate to age well. GLI variations improve the exhilaration degree with a honeycomb grille, 17-inch alloy tires, smoked taillights and double exhaust ideas. SportWagen models proceed with their spherical appearance.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Under the hood and Features
The new engine makes the very same 170 hp as the old 5 pot did, yet torque has actually been bumped up a bit to 184 lb-ft. More importantly, that torque is now available at a much reduced 1,500 rpm. Rollovered from the old engine are 2 transmission choices, a five-speed manual or a six-speed automated gearbox. Nonetheless, stepping up to higher cut Jettas like our SEL examination model implies the only transmission available is the automated. The sportier GLI design offers a six-speed handbook or a six-speed dual clutch automatic as do the diesel models.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 01Volkswagen has actually long been creating turbocharged four bangers and it shows. The engine is smooth, polished and lacking any kind of turbo lag; the latter thanks partly to the engine not being connected to Volkswagen’s double clutch transmission. The new 1.8-liter turbo behaves a whole lot like the TDI diesel. There is a whole lot of reduced end torque and the transmission is quick to up upshift at a below expected rpm. Too, like any type of great Volkswagen, the 1.8 liter really feels much more effective than the asserted 170 hp, a reality exaggerated by the Jetta’s fairly low aesthetic weight of merely over 3,100 lbs.
TDI DIESEL MODELS
Volkswagen is among the German car manufacturers continuouslying prove that today’s diesel engines are nothing like the sooty, sputtering versions of the past. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel available in the Jetta sedan and SportWagen– mated to an automatic or hands-on transmission– has power to exempt and fuel economic situation of approximately 42 mpg.
NEW TURBOCHARGED GASOLINE ENGINE
No question we like the Jetta GLI, but its $25,000 beginning rate isn’t for each budget plan. With the intro of VW’s brand-new 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, Jetta buyers could now have comparable turbocharged thrill in versions beginning under $20,000. On top of that, the brand-new powerplant delivers up to 36 mpg.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Price range and Verdict
When we discuss rate range and price, the base cost starts from $17,600. VW supplies a bunch of designs. Depending of the option, rate may be various. We can anticipate this automobile in showrooms center of this year. Competitors are: Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Imprezza and others.
The 6th generation Jetta has constantly been a good automobile and many of the 2014 modifications have made it much better. The problem is that buying a well-optioned Jetta with a nice engine means choosing a higher trim degree, turning this into one expensive compact.
At least the new turbo engine and independent back suspension make it really feel more like a costs compact deserving of that cost. Much better alternative packaging would still go a long way to make the Jetta a much more appealing rival in a firmly opposed section.