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By Cars.com Staff
July 23, 2013
The Jetta is Volkswagen's entrant in the compact-car segment. Available with a gas or diesel engine, the five-seat Jetta is offered in sedan and wagon body styles. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Ford Focus.
A Jetta Hybrid is also offered; it's covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
(Skip to details on the: GLI) New for 2014 A new 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine replaces the 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder in the Jetta lineup, and all gas engines can now run on E15 fuel. The car's semi-independent rear suspension has also been replaced with a more sophisticated multilink independent rear suspension. Upper trim levels gain a backup camera. Volkswagen's Car-Net communication system is also available for the Jetta. It includes services like roadside assistance, crash notification and stolen vehicle location assistance as well as boundary and speed alerts, a vehicle health report and an enhanced point-of-interest service for vehicles with navigation. All Car-Net features can also be administered by a smartphone app. Exterior Highlights
Standard 15-inch steel wheels
Standard power-operated heated side mirrors
Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
Available body-colored side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
Available moonroof and fog lights
Seats up to five
60/40-split backseat folds to expand 15.5-cubic-foot trunk
Available simulated leather upholstery
Available cruise control
Available center console storage
Available center armrest for backseat passengers
Available heated front seats
Available Bluetooth connectivity
Available iPod connectivity and satellite radio
Under the Hood
Base 115-hp, 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder engine
Available 170-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter gas four-cylinder
TDI diesel's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 140 hp
Manual or automatic transmission
Electronic stability system
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags for both rows
Active front head restraints
GLI True to the GLI moniker's heritage, the Jetta's up-level trim packs higher performance and premium features. Under the hood is the automaker's turbocharged 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder, which makes 210 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic optional.
30th anniversary edition available late in the 2014 model year
Exterior cues include a honeycomb grille, vertical fog lamps, smoked taillights and dual exhaust tips
Standard 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch alloys optional
Sport-tuned four-wheel independent suspension
Launch control system is included on GLIs with the dual-clutch transmission