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2014 Volkswagen Jetta (VW) Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos (1) Martin Padgett Editorial Director

August 12, 2014

Likes

  • Sweet handling
  • Diesel, hybrid, new turbo all have great fuel economy
  • Spacious back seat
  • A contemporary look, still
  • Trunk is very large

Dislikes

  • Looks conservative in its class
  • Prices escalate quickly
  • Nav system is subpar
  • Base four-cylinder's a skipper

Buying tip

We're solidly in the Jetta TDI camp, but if long-distance cruising isn't as important as driving fun, look no further than either of the turbocharged four-cylinder gas-powered sedans.

features & specs

4-Door Automatic S

4-Door Automatic SE

4-Door Automatic SE PZEV

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MSRP

$17,995

MSRP

$19,995

MSRP

$19,995

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The 2014 VW Jetta stands out in TDI and GLI trim, and its new four-cylinder erases our bad memories of the old five-cylinder.

The Volkswagen Jetta slots into the VW lineup as the compact companion to the big Passat sedan--but in truth, it's large enough that it encroaches on mid-size territory. Priced to compete with the likes of the Dodge Dart and Hyundai Elantra, the Jetta wears its German heritage on its sleeve in its sober styling and capable handling, and its unfortunately aged infotainment system.

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. The lines are sleek and understated, almost completely without drama--but finely rendered on closer look. The cockpit works from a driving perspective, and all the major controls are organized effectively, though VW's concessions to infotainment have been slow, and few.

Where the Jetta distances itself from the vast horde of excellent compact cars is in the powertrains it offers. From base four-cylinders to more exotically engineered hybrids, it spans a wide range of performance and fuel economy. We'd skip the base 2.0-liter, 115-horsepower four entirely--but find much good in the new arrival for 2014, VW's excellent new 1.8-liter turbo four. It's good enough, close enough to the 2.0-liter, 210-hp four in the GLI to make the distinction a slight one--versus the outgoing, lumpy, outdated five-cylinder.

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For fuel economy mavens, the Jetta TDI is no longer the only play in VW's book, but it's still far more common than the new-for-2013 Hybrid. Think of the TDI as the 42-mpg highway cruiser that attains those figures with relative easy, one that lets you relax in pursuit of those numbers. The Jetta Hybrid? It's pegged at a lofty 45 mpg combined by the EPA; given our experience with hybrids as a subset of all vehicles, it'll be more challenging to attain those numbers, though in the Jetta at least, you'll be entertained by driving to meet them (cough, Prius.)

In 2015, Volkswagen admitted diesel engines in this model illegally cheated federal tests and polluted beyond allowable limits. As part of unprecedented settlements with federal and state governments, Volkswagen agreed to buyback from owners diesel-equipped models of this vehicle. To determine eligibility for all affected Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi models, Volkswagen set up VWDieselInfo.com for owners. (Owners of affected vehicles can enter their VIN numbers to see if their cars are eligible for buyback.)

Another change for 2014 with a great upside: there's no longer a torsion-beam rear suspension in any Jetta, which means GLI-like handling can be had with the smaller-displacement turbo four, if you're willing to work with shocks and tires.

VW also is bringing back the Jetta SportWagen, which soldiers on for this last model year, riding on the last-generation Golf platform. Only the five-cylinder and diesel are offered on the SportWagen, and its fluid road manners are worth checking out, but back-seat passenger space pales against the back seat in the Jetta sedan.

The Jetta's safety scores have been very good, but a rearview camera comes only on more expensive models. Blind-spot monitors and other new inventions are off the menu, but for a price in the mid-$20,000 range, a well-equipped Jetta turbo or TDI will generate more driving pleasure than any touchscreen ever could. Are we agreed?

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Styling

It's the opposite of brash: uncluttered design keeps the VW Jetta looking contemporary.

You may not be moved by the VW Jetta's styling, but in a world overdone with curves and crests and fillips of ersatz chrome, it commands respect.

Volkswagen has steered neatly clear of the collision of styling memes that litter the compact car field. It's missed out on some opportunities, where cars like the Focus and Forte have grabbed attention with new themes. Still, the Jetta's appeal lies in part for its visual durability. If you grok to its shape, you understand it still will look handsome in a decade, and aren't bothered by fashion trends so much as you're disturbed by them.

At a less meta level, the Jetta's details are finely rendered, if in total it can read a bit plain. The grille stands out when inspected closely, and the tasteful balance of glass to metal keeps the bulky rear end from looking too linebacker. We admit to missing the old Jetta bustle-back trunks of the '90s, but don't see many other compacts that will look less timestamped, a few years down the road.

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. It's not busy-looking at all, just composed of clean lines and well-organized controls with a minimum of fuss and cutlines. It's also trimmed out in a distinctly hard grade of plastic in most models, and that marks a disappointing slide from the interiors that put VW on a pedestal in the past decade. Still, the sedan has some nice details worked in among the hard black plastics and open-grained trim. The big round gauges are classic VW, and the "leatherette" seats have sporty horizontal ridges, while the shifter’s capped with a stripe of metallic trim.

That's not the case with the Jetta GLI, nor with the SportWagen. The GLI (like the Jetta SEL) wears a soft cap on the dash that gives under fingertip pressure. The texture isn't quite as high-grade as before, but it's much better than in the base Jetta. The GLI also is flecked with the details that trigger performance nerves into action: red brake calipers and a lower ride height sharpen its profile, as do optional black 18-inch wheels, and red stitching on the sport seats and the flat-bottomed steering wheel anticipate its brisk performance.

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You only have to look as far as the SportWagen, which still has one of those lush interiors, to see the difference in the quality of materials. The wagon model still is based on the last-generation Jetta, and has its soft-touch dash intact, with lovely textures and switches and overall quality feel everywhere.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Performance

All the Jettas you want to own now have good road manners, thanks to turbocharged power and an independent suspension.

The VW Jetta now offers car shoppers a choice from five powertrains and five transmissions, and with its latest additions, nearly all of them have a place in the right garage.

We'd pass on the base Jetta sedan, the one with VW's ancient "2-point-slow" four-cylinder. It's here for pricing strategy, period. With only 115 horsepower to put out through either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, it's nearly as slow as a last-generation hybrid like the Honda Insight--VW estimates 0-60 mph times of about 11 seconds. Even in the lighter-weight Jetta, it's really only an option for the most price-conscious of buyers.

This year, VW's new arrival under the sedan's hood does an excellent job of eradicating the biggest liability of last year's mainstream Jetta. The former five-cylinder has been axed, replaced by an energetic new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with the same 170-hp rating on the spec sheet, marginally more torque at its peak, at 184 pound-feet. That torque peak arrives much earlier in the party, though, and stays much longer, compared to the lumpy, coarse delivery of the five-cylinder. The new four's a sweet revver, too--and while it can push the Jetta to 60 mph in about 7.0 seconds, it also does it with an eagerness completely missing from the flat-feeling five. Fuel economy's also much better, no matter whether it's coupled to the five-speed manual or six-speed automatic; top highway mileage is now up to 36 mpg, within sight of the best-in-class cars with smaller interiors.

One of the two fuel-economy champions in the Jetta family returns for 2014 unaltered, and it remains one of our favorites. The Jetta TDI's 2.0-liter turbodiesel four rates just 140 hp, but churns out 236 lb-ft of torque, easily turning in 42-mpg EPA highway ratings and accelerating to 60 mph in under 9 seconds. It's a trade-off we'll take for long-distance cruising--but even in urban-cycle driving, the diesel's torque doesn't miss out much on usability.

The TDI comes standard with a notchy but precise six-speed manual, but for drivers who don't want to shift, it offers a version of VW's dual-clutch automated manual transmission that knocks out shifts faster than some conventional automatics. It's perfectly suited to the narrow power band of the low-revving diesel.

Supplanting the TDI for the fuel-efficiency wreath is the Jetta Hybrid, which was new last year. It uses a 150-hp turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder, paired to a 20-kilowatt (27-hp) electric motor, with a clutch on either end, and the company's seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Output of the combined gasoline-electric powertrain is 170 hp. The Hybrid earns a 45-mpg combined EPA rating, and our road tests indicate that real-world gas mileage could be close to that. VW's done a good job in suppressing the annoying features of hybrid powertrains, in giving the Hybrid enough electric-only power to run up to 44 mph max. On even the slightest, most undetectable downhill roads, the Jetta Hybrid will switch off its engine and slip into "sailing" mode, in which it is propelled only by the electric motor, for short stretches that turn out to make a real difference to efficiency.

Finally, there's the turbocharged Jetta GLI. It blows out 210 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The torquey four brings on boost low in the rev range, and pushes out consistent, exciting power into the 6000-rpm range. It growls and whistles while it works, putting an aural exclamation point on the exit points on curves, bringing silly grins every time you tap into the boost, doling out slightly notchy shifts and long pedal strokes with the standard six-speed manual, or pinball-quick gear changes via the available dual-clutch box's paddle controls. A lot of its character is now found in the 1.8T, but the GLI is still quicker to 60 mph, with its own handling spiffs.

And that brings us to the more fundamental changes underlying this year's Jetta. Since 2011, most versions of the sedan have borne a torsion-beam rear suspension that made it less expensive to build, but less finely tuned for great handling, arguably a VW hallmark trait. This year, all Jettas get an independent suspension at all four corners, and the charm that puts distance between them and most of the Asian compact cars is almost fully restored. The Jetta has better ride control, and a more precise feel than even the independent-suspension Civic. There's next to none of the bounding and hopping you might feel in a Kia Forte, for example. Almost all versions now have electric power steering, too, and it's a good rendition with a hint of feedback. Brake feel is strong, confident and deep, too.

For the Jetta GLI, VW also lowers the ride height, tightens the springs and shocks, and adds electric power steering and an electronically simulated front-differential lock dubbed XDS, which helps tighten the GLI's line in corners. The GLI wears standard 17-inch wheels and rear disc brakes, too, with 18-inch wheels as an option. The result: a sedan that's great at 7/10ths driving, with alert steering and a nicely damped ride. More precise than base versions, the GLI isn't as sporty as purists can imagine in their wildest Wolfsburg dreams, but does underscore the German advantage in suspension tuning when it's held up against almost all of the Asian-brand compacts we can think of.

The final curve ball is the SportWagen, which still rides atop the last-generation Jetta architecture. More compact, with an independent rear suspension distinct from the one in the GLI, the SportWagen comes with either VW's outdated five-cylinder or marvy TDI powertrains, as well as even better-tuned handling. We regularly recommend the Jetta SportWagen TDI over crossovers for its well-weighted electric power steering and for its excellent ride. Braking is superb, too, and given the choice, we'd opt for the dual-clutch transmission in the wagon just as in the TDI sedan.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Comfort & Quality

Rear-seat space is exceptional for the class and the driving position is great, but base Jettas have a more plasticky interior.

The Jetta's a tweener, too big to truly be considered a compact, but just shy of the real mid-size family sedan in outright volume. Either way, it's a tremendous amount of space on wheels for the price, with great head and leg room for at least four adults--with the exception of the slightly smaller, mechanically distinct SportWagen.

When it was new for 2011, the Jetta grew nearly three inches over the prior version. Today's version is 182.2 inches long,with a 104-inch wheelbase, which puts it well ahead on the size scale over entries like the Ford Focus, but sized behind the Hyundai Sonata--though because its space is arranged more favorably, the Jetta has more back-seat space and even more trunk space than some mid-sizers.

A stint in the front seat is all the evidence you'll need to support those numbers. The interior's not at all confining, and in most versions, the seats and driving position are excellent. We've never seen a base Jetta, the one with cloth seats; most cars we've driven have been trimmed in VW's synthetic leather, and have been outfitted with sport seats with firm bolstering and the Germanic long-distance comfort that reads a little stiffly on the back for the first few miles. There's ample space in all directions, even with the sunroof fitted.

Where does the space come from? The Jetta's descended from other VW platforms, but stretched and pulled, and it's clear how it's been expanded. There’s more elbow room to the outboard side, while the steering wheel sits more inboard. In other words, the controls haven't moved, but the doors have been pushed out to boost space. It doesn't affect driving position all that much, but it does leave more space on the left side of the steering wheel than on the right.

The back seat gains most of the increase in size, and it's capably roomy, even for tall passengers. The door open wide for easy access, and the seats are canted at an agreeable angle--though there's some contact with the headliner for six-footers, regardless of slouching.

All Jetta sedans have a fold-down rear seat, which exposes a rather narrow pass-through to the cabin. 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 trunk is big, with a wide opening and a low liftover height, but the hinges are fairly large and could rub against luggage if you try to use every cubic inch.

Inside the cabin, the Jetta provides a moderate amount of small-item storage. The glovebox is roomy, and the center console found on most Jettas now houses the iPod port. 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. Less expensive Jettas are finished in harder, grainier plastics than the VWs of old, but SEL and GLI models have a soft-touch dash cap that's a little more pleasing to the eye and to the touch.

As for the SportWagen, it's nearly as flexible. The rear seat won't win awards for its spaciousness, but this Jetta shows how Volkswagen won over critics with interior fit and finish. It's just nicer inside, with better materials, firmer seats, and a smoother appearance. 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.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Safety

The Jetta earns the IIHS' Top Safety Pick award, but the NHTSA hasn't released full 2014 data yet.

The Jetta may not have all of the latest safety gadgets on its order sheet, but it has solid ratings from both of the agencies that crash-test cars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that both the Jetta sedan and SportWagen belong on its Top Safety Pick list. One caveat: the sedan has had a preview of the new small-overlap test, and its performance is deemed just "marginal", a rating that prevents it from being named a Top Safety Pick+.

Thanks to an improved side-impact result, the 2014 VW Jetta sedans now get a five-star Overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), placing it in the company of the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, and Toyota Corolla, among others.

Six airbags are standard on every Jetta, including dual front, side and curtain airbags. So are stability control and anti-lock brakes; active headrests; and tire pressure monitors. The Jetta also features a crash-response system that turns off the fuel and turns on the flashers after an airbag deploys.

One advantage to the Jetta's upright sedan profile is good outward visibility. The rear roof pillars are tall, the rear-seat headrests are low, and the glass area is large--all of it adding out to better rear and three-quarter visibility than in, say, the more elongated and swoopy Hyundai Elantra compact sedan. But the rearview camera feature is restricted to the more expensive versions, and no Jetta offers blind-spot detection or parking proximity sensors, even as options.

FAQs

Is the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta a reliable car? ›

How Reliable Is the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? The Volkswagen Jetta has a reliability rating of three out of five from J.D. Power. That's average for the automotive industry as a whole, but below average for the compact sedan class.

How many miles will a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta last? ›

How many miles can a Volkswagen Jetta last? The VW Jetta has been known to last for more than 200,000 miles when properly maintained. Most drivers put an average of 10,000 miles on their cars every year, so a car with 200,000 miles on the odometer can easily be over 20 years old.

Is the Volkswagen Jetta a good reliable car? ›

The Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $609 which means it has average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe and less frequent than the average car, so the Jetta is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

How long do Volkswagen Jettas usually last? ›

Although some Jettas seem to go on forever the average one will last around 200,000 – 250,000 miles before major components may need replacing or the cost of repairs outweigh the cost of the vehicle.

Does 2014 Jetta have timing belt or chain? ›

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta with a 1.4L and 2.0L diesel engines have a timing belt while the 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.5L gas engines have a timing chain.

How big is the gas tank on a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? ›

14.5 gallons

Are jettas expensive to fix? ›

The average annual repair cost for a Volkswagen is $676, which means it has above average ownership costs. The other factors that contribute to Volkswagen reliability include an average of 0.5 visits to a repair shop per year and a 11% probability of a repair being severe.

Are Volkswagen Jetta good on gas? ›

Volkswagen Jetta Fuel Economy. The Volkswagen Jetta is a fuel-efficient sedan that is both reliable, practical, and affordable. With an estimated combined highway and city of 35 miles per gallon, the 2022 Jetta is an excellent option for car buyers seeking a fuel-efficient car for sale.

Are Volkswagen parts more expensive? ›

Is Volkswagen Maintenance Expensive? According to RepairPal, Volkswagen maintenance costs are only slightly more expensive than average. New 2021 model vehicles are less expensive to maintain than similar models from other brands, as well.

Are jettas good in snow? ›

The Jetta will do very well in light to moderate snow, however to get the best possible performance we would advise investing in a good set of snow tires. Snow tires or winter tires will give you more traction which will make the FWD Jetta more reliable and safer to drive in deep snow and on icy roads.

How many miles can a Volkswagen Jetta last on a full tank? ›

Basically, that means that if you were to drive only on the highway and your Jetta is equipped with the efficient manual transmission, you could travel up to 553.5 miles before needing a fill-up! If you kept this same configuration and drove only in the city, your Jetta can travel up to 405 miles on a single tank.

Why is the Volkswagen Jetta a good car? ›

The Jetta has easy-to-use controls, great fuel economy, and a relatively spacious cabin. A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission is shared with the new Taos SUV. Fuel economy was excellent at 34 mpg overall when we tested it with the previous 1.4-liter turbo.

Are Volkswagen Jettas safe cars? ›

Volkswagen Jetta Safety Award

The 2020 VW Jetta received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To earn this highly respected title, a vehicle must pass comprehensive frontal, side, and rollover tests.

How many miles is too much for a Volkswagen? ›

Volkswagen cars typically last 100,000 to 150,000 miles or more if serviced and well maintained. Thus, VWs you buy today usually last longer than 10-year old models.

Is Volkswagen a good car brand? ›

German car brands are generally known for their quality and longevity and the Volkswagen is no exception to this. Out of all VW models, the Volkswagen Golf is said to be one of the most reliable and a great all-round car for drivers who are looking for comfort, convenience and long term reliability.

How much does it cost to replace a timing chain on a Volkswagen Jetta? ›

The average cost for a Volkswagen Jetta timing chain tensioner replacement is between $1,617 and $1,931. Labor costs are estimated between $1,199 and $1,512 while parts are priced between $418 and $419. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

When should a timing belt be replaced on a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? ›

Many mechanics recommend replacing them every 70,000 to 100,000 miles.

How long does a VW timing chain last? ›

Most Volkswagen timing chains are made to last at least 120,000 miles. Unfortunately, there are multiple lawsuits for owners of the 2-liter EA888 engine because the timing chains in them seem to break much sooner. Additionally, there may be issues with Volkswagen vehicles made between 2008 and 2014.

What engine is in a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? ›

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta gets a new volume engine this year - a 170-hp 1.8-liter turbocharged I-4 -- which replaces the old 2.5-liter I-5. Other mechanical changes to the 2014 Jetta include a multilink rear suspension on all models but those equipped with the base 2.0-liter I-4, and electric power steering.

How much gas mileage does a Volkswagen Jetta get? ›

Jetta models with the standard six-speed manual transmission have an EPA-estimated rating of 29 mpg city, 43 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined. S models equipped with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission have an EPA-estimated rating of 31 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined.

How much gas does a Volkswagen Jetta hold? ›

The fuel economy of the 2019 VW Jetta is excellent and will get you up to 40 highway/30 city MPG*. And with that efficiency also comes a fuel tank that can hold 13.2 gallons of gas.

Where is VW Jetta made? ›

Where are VW Jettas Being Made? The Volkswagen Jetta is made in Puebla, Mexico and Chengdu, China. Specifically, the Jetta is manufactured at the Volkswagen Puebla Assembly Plant under Volkswagen Mexico and the Chengdu Assembly Plant under FAW-Volkswagen.

Are Volkswagen hard to work on? ›

According to RepairPal.com, Volkswagens are slightly less likely to need urgent repairs as compared to other cars. Fewer severe repairs can save you money, not mention the inconvenience.

Why are Volkswagens so expensive? ›

High Transaction Costs

In the Volkswagen Group family, VW's role is to build mainstream, mass-market transportation while its luxury-oriented siblings like Audi and Bentley build higher priced, fancier models.

What Jetta gets the best gas mileage? ›

Which Volkswagen Is the Most Fuel Efficient? The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is the most fuel-efficient model in the 2022 VW lineup, returning up to 43 highway mpg.

Do jettas need premium gas? ›

Volkswagen vehicles do not require premium gas. However, many Volkswagen vehicles, like the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, are equipped with turbocharged engines. Turbocharged engines run best when fueled with high octane fuel, which is found in premium gas.

Are VW expensive to insure? ›

Volkswagen is often considered to be a manufacturer of safe vehicles. Many models have received good safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety including the Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, and Tiguan. According to The Zebra, the average cost of Volkswagen insurance is $1548 per year or $129 per month.

What type of person drives a Volkswagen? ›

VW drivers are…

VW drivers are disproportionately likely to be male, aged between 40 and 59, and live in Wales. Their political views are typically slightly right wing, and they're most likely to work in business, construction or finance.

What are the cons of Volkswagen? ›

Reasons Not to Buy a 2021 Volkswagen Golf – The Cons
  • The Golf Is Missing All-Wheel Drive. All-wheel drive is a popular feature for compact crossover vehicles and hatchbacks like the Golf. ...
  • The Base Engine Lacks Passing Power. ...
  • Its Design Isn't for Everyone. ...
  • This Will Be Its Last Year.

Are Volkswagen Jettas 4 wheel drive? ›

The VW Jetta features front-wheel drive but keeps you safe and in control with a variety of reliable features. For example, Electronic Stability Control comes standard and constantly monitors your drive.

Is there an all wheel drive Jetta? ›

Currently, no VW models feature traditional 4WD.

How do you turn off traction control on a 2015 Jetta? ›

How to Disable Traction Control On a VW - YouTube

How far can a Jetta go on 0 miles? ›

Among 141 entries, the average owner of a Jetta can expect to travel about 44.62 miles when the needle is resting on empty.

How long do VW cars last? ›

Volkswagen cars typically last around 150,000 miles as long as it is serviced and taken good care of. VW cars you buy today usually last longer than VWs that are just 10 years old as they are built better and easier to maintain.

Is Volkswagen Jetta Diesel? ›

Gasoline-engine versions of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta are available in Base, S, SE, Sport and SEL trim levels, while the diesel-engine TDI models come in S, SE and SEL trim.

What is the top of the line Jetta? ›

At the top of the Jetta hierarchy resides the SEL Premium with an 8” touchscreen navigation system, leather seating surfaces, and power driver's seat with lumbar support. The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium fully rounds out your comfort options with ventilated front seats.

What does Jetta mean in German? ›

Many of Volkswagen's most famous models are named after winds. The Golf refers to the Gulf Stream, Jetta is German for "jet stream," Passat means "trade wind," the Scirocco is named after Sirocco, a Mediterranean wind, and the Polo references polar winds.

Can a Volkswagen last 300000 miles? ›

No. Most modern VW will not last , without being a money pit, until 250.000 miles(402.336 km's). It's 2021 , and most cars are design to withstand the elements up to 200k miles, if you service it yearly and follow the manufacturer recommended maintenance/replacement periods.

What is the safest Volkswagen? ›

The safest Volkswagen is currently the 2022 Volkswagen ID.

This midsize SUV earned five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Does Jetta have rear view camera? ›

Volkswagen Jetta Safety Features - Rear View Camera System

If so you will appreciate the backup camera of VW Jetta. The rear-facing camera gives you much clearer and more accurate view of obstacles behind the car. This way you will be able to prevent minor accidents from happening thus saving you money.

Is the Jetta discontinued? ›

Production for the New Jetta ended in March 2020.

Do Jettas have alot of problems? ›

The Volkswagen Jetta has received above-average scores on all major reliability ratings. RepairPal gives the sedan a 4.0 out of 5.0, ranking it 21 out of 36 compact cars. The Jetta has average ownership costs with annual maintenance and repair fees amounting to $609 compared to the usual $652 for most vehicle models.

How many miles should be on a 2014 car? ›

To determine whether a car has reasonable mileage, you can simply multiply 12,000 by its age. That means good mileage for a car that's 5 years old is 60,000. Significantly more or fewer miles could indicate a problem or trouble in the future.

Can a car last 500000 miles? ›

THERE is no one secret to getting your car to live to a ripe old odometer reading. Luck could get you there, but it is no surprise that many vehicles that have reached 200,000, 400,000 and even 500,000 miles have received extraordinary care and maintenance, often with the owners doing the routine work themselves.

Is Volkswagen expensive to repair? ›

Median Volkswagen Maintenance Cost

Volkswagen came in at #22, costing an average of $7,800 in maintenance over the course of the car's first decade. This is less expensive than Ford, Chevrolet, Jeep, and Kia. It's less than $600 more than vehicles from Nissan, Mazda, and Honda.

Which is better Passat or Jetta? ›

The VW Jetta has a lower starting price, but the VW Passat offers more standard equipment. The VW Jetta offers more fuel efficiency and an enthusiast-favorite six-speed manual transmission, but the VW Passat is more powerful. The VW Jetta is more agile, but the VW Passat is more spacious.

Are 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is reliable? ›

The 2014 VW Jetta TDI's 2.0-liter turbo diesel is a fantastic engine with great torque and reliable efficiency. The DSG transmission features sport and manual modes that can be exploited for thrills.

What engine is in a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? ›

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta gets a new volume engine this year - a 170-hp 1.8-liter turbocharged I-4 -- which replaces the old 2.5-liter I-5. Other mechanical changes to the 2014 Jetta include a multilink rear suspension on all models but those equipped with the base 2.0-liter I-4, and electric power steering.

Are 2015 Jettas reliable? ›

J.D. Power gives the 2015 Jetta a reliability rating of three out of five, which is about average.

What does a 2014 Jetta look like? ›

2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Review - YouTube

What year Jetta has transmission problems? ›

Shifting problems have been a common issue in many 1990-2012 and 2016 Jettas. Drivers report that their vehicles jerk when shifting from second to third gear, as well as suffer from a slipping transmission while moving at 35-50 miles an hour.

What does TDI stand for? ›

TDI stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection. Direct injection is when fuel is sprayed directly into a car's cylinder rather than delivered through an intake manifold. Direct injection diesel engines tend to be more efficient and produce less soot than older types of engines.

Is VW 2.0 TDI a good engine? ›

The 2.0 TDI PD engine is praised for outstanding performance and low fuel consumption. The engine is mounted in a wide range of popular Vw Group models.

Is the Volkswagen Jetta 2014 fuel efficient? ›

Volkswagen's best-selling car in the U.S. now has official pricing and EPA-rated fuel economy. On the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, thanks to the new turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 engine, the sedan is now rated 25-26/36 mpg city/highway, up by as much as 5 mpg on the highway compared to the 2013 model.

What generation is a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? ›

2011 – 2018 VW Jetta (6th Generation)

The sixth-generation VW Jetta used the A5 platform of the previous generation. However, enhancements gave it a longer wheelbase and made it larger than the previous iteration.

How many Litres is a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta? ›

: 439 L (16 cu.

Are VW Jettas good in the snow? ›

The Jetta will do very well in light to moderate snow, however to get the best possible performance we would advise investing in a good set of snow tires. Snow tires or winter tires will give you more traction which will make the FWD Jetta more reliable and safer to drive in deep snow and on icy roads.

How much does a tune up cost for a Volkswagen Jetta? ›

When you take your Volkswagen in for a tune-up, you can expect it to cost you anywhere between $200 and $350.

How much are Volkswagen Jettas worth? ›

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Value - $14,388-$25,930 | Edmunds.

Does a 2014 Jetta have a backup camera? ›

Other technology updates include: Standard backup camera on the SEL, TDI Premium and TDI Premium and Navigation trims. A high-resolution display in the instrument cluster for the Jetta Hybrid SE, SEL and SEL Premium trims. Satellite radio and power reclining front seats on the SE trim.

Does 2014 Jetta have Bluetooth? ›

For not much more than our as-tested price, you could be driving a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI with Premium.
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Tech specs
Model2014 Volkswagen Jetta
Observed fuel economy30 mpg
NavigationNot available
Bluetooth phone supportStandard
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What does TSI stand for Volkswagen? ›

The Volkswagen turbocharged stratified injected (TSI) engine is a lightweight, high-power, fuel-efficient four-cylinder traditional combustion engine. It is found in some form on most Volkswagen vehicles, such as the Atlas, Tiguan, and Passat.

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