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3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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MPG

25 City / 35 Highway
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The Volkswagen Jetta has something for everyone in a variety of configurations that range from the economical base package to feistier GLI models.

What's New for 2014

The 1.8 liter turbo engine kicks out more oomph for a lighter footprint. Connected services and multi-link suspension are also new features.

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Choosing Your Volkswagen Jetta

Critical to your choice of a Jetta is your choice of an engine. There are four:

  • The base engine is a 2-liter engine that produces 115 horsepower and earns 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.
  • The more powerful 170-horsepower 1.8-liter is even more efficient, with EPA ratings of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
  • Horsepower in the 2-liter TDI diesel engine drops to 140, but mileage jumps to 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.
  • At the top of the lineup is a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that churns out 210 horsepower and earns 24 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with an automatic transmission, or 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway with a manual.

Once you've decided on an engine, it's time to explore trim levels. There's no simple way to present what are an array of trim levels, so we'll try to be succinct:

2.0L S

Standard equipment on the base model is respectable, if not lavish. Buyers get a five-speed manual transmission unless choosing the optional six-speed automatic. Other standard features include power windows, a CD player, power locks with remote keyless entry, power and heated exterior mirrors and six-way adjustable front seats.

1.8T SE

A 1.8-liter turbocharged engine is standard on this model that includes 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control and an interface that’s equipped with an iPod adapter.

1.8T SE with Connectivity

This model adds in 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a chrome front grille, carpeted floor mats, heated front seats, driver lumbar adjustment and Bluetooth.

1.8T SE with Connectivity and Sunroof

In addition to the sliding glass sunroof, keyless access with push-button start, and the touchscreen radio with SD memory card reader are standard.

1.8T SEL

The six-speed automatic transmission is now standard, as are 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a rearview camera, a touchscreen navigation system and a Fender sound system.

2.0L TDI Clean Diesel

The 2-liter diesel engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are now standard. The six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is optional.

2.0L TDI Clean Diesel with Premium

A sunroof, rearview camera, touchscreen, and the Fender audio system are added with this package.

2.0L TDI Clean Diesel with Premium and Navigation

Touchscreen navigation with a memory card reader, and keyless access with push-button start are standard features here.

2.0T GLI

The sportier Jetta uses the turbocharged 2-liter engine and comes stocked with standard features including Bluetooth, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Sport bumpers and side skirts, red brake calipers, hill-hold control and LED taillights also add racy gloss to the GLI trim.

2.0T GLI Autobahn

This package includes 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a sunroof, heated front sport seats, a cooling glovebox and the Fender sound system.

2.0T GLI Autobahn with Navigation

Keyless access with push-button start, LED daytime running lights, a navigation system and a rearview camera comprise this top-of-the line package.

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CarsDirect Tip

The best bang for the buck comes with the plucky 1.8 SE. We're always partial to Volkswagen's diesel engines, though, and if they're within your budget we suggest a test drive.





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