The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is available in Base, S, SE, SEL and TDI trim levels. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta base model only shifter, which is technically available, but must be special-ordered from the distributor, comes with a 2.0 liter steel wheels 15-inch, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, height-Adjustable front seats upholstery fabric, 40-split-folding rear seat 60 / and CD sound system of four speakers with an auxiliary audio input.
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta S adds heated power side mirrors, key-less entry, air conditioning, trip computer, an optional automatic transmission, central locking and front seat center armrest. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE steps until the 1.8-liter turbo engine, electric power steering, steel wheels 16 inch color body exterior mirrors, cruise control, leatherette upholstery (high quality vinyl), power front seats two-way, a rear center seat armrest, trunk pass-through, and a sound system with six speakers satellite radio and an iPod interface.
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE connectivity adds alloy wheels 16 inches, heated washer nozzles, heated front seats and driver lumbar adjustment, leather steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and Telematics Car-Net. The SE with Sunroof Connectivity and adds a sunroof, plus keyless entry / ignition and improved sound system with a touchscreen interface and SD card reader memory.
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE includes all equipment optional, plus alloy wheels 17 inches, fog lights, a panel of soft touch control, rearview camera, power driver seat six position, navigation system with touch screen and an eight-speaker premium sound system Fender. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbo diesel engine is equipped similarly to an SE with connectivity so, but adds different 16-inch alloys and soft-touch dashboard. Choosing the TDI with premium nabs sunroof, rearview camera and Fender sound system with touch screen interface. When equipped with the optional navigation system, the TDI also gets 17-inch wheels alloy wheels, fog lights, power driver seat six positions and keyless ignition / entry.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Interior
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is one of the least exciting interiors in its class, which some might interpret this restraint and good taste. While rivals may use various curves, angles and textures to capture their attention, the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta simply gives you simple and straightforward indicators and control design meaningless. The controls usually feel important and well damped, which unfortunately makes numerous hard plastic panels, thick seem even more incongruous. At least one dashboard soft touch has filtered down as far as SEL and TDI models.
What the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta lost in finer details, however, tries to compensate with the interior space and features. The back seat is big enough for full-size adults to ride in comfort, which can not be said of the Focus, for example, and the trunk of 15.5 cubic feet is one of the most spacious you will find in this class. We also like the touch screen interface of music available and redundant line knob, making it ideal for controlling a portable music player. The navigation system associated, however, is a bit of a disappointment because of the small screen and limited information on the screen.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Engine
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Base and S trims come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 115 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic is optional. Fuel economy EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined is (24 highway mpg city / 32 mpg) with automatic and 28 combined (24 city / 34 highway) with the manual.
The updateed 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE and 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL with 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 170 hp and 184 lb-ft. The SE gets the same transmission options as the lower moldings, while the SEL is just automatic. Fuel economy EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined is (26 highway mpg city / 36 mpg) with manual and 29 mpg combined (25 city / 36 highway) with the automatic.
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI features a 2.0 turbo diesel four-cylinder that produces 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque liter engine. A six-speed manual is standard and an automated manual six-speed gearbox (known as DSG) is optional. In performance testing, a Jetta TDI DSG equipped pushed from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds. With a transmission, estimated fuel savings is in an excellent 34 mpg combined (30 city / 42 highway).
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Safety
The 2014 VW Jetta comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front headrests. A rearview camera is included in the SEL and TDI models. New telematics system VW-Car Net SE standard connectivity up, includes automatic notification accident, roadside assistance, remote access of vehicles, stolen vehicle tracking and geo-fencing drivers. An application for smartphones-Car Net allows owners to control many of these functions on the fly.
In government crash tests, the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta earned four stars out of five in total, with four stars for frontal protection and full five stars for total protection against side impact crash. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Jetta its best possible rating of “Good” in frontal offset, side impact and roof strength tests moderate overlap. Frontal offset test new small overlap between the IIHS, the Jetta recorded an index of “marginal” , although most of the cars the IIHS has proven equally small overlap posted mediocre tune. In braking tests, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI stopped 60 to zero mph in 128 feet, which is a little longer than normal for this class of car.