39 reviews
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
Available Price Range $7,869-$18,253 Trims11 Combined MPG 28-35 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take

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... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Less focus on interior quality than prior generation
  • Acceleration lag from a standing start with automatic
  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Odd mix of modern amenities and cost-saving shortcuts

Notable Features

  • Newly available turbo 1.8-liter engine
  • Newly standard independent rear suspension
  • 30th Anniversary GLI
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Sedan or wagon body style
  • Hybrid version offered
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Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE is an amenable car with enough extras to keep you comfortable, but it doesn't strike much of an emotional chord with me. A whole segment of the population is not only content disappearing into the background in life, but actually seeks ways of camouflaging themselves through their daily drive as well. The Jetta is the car for them. VW's best-selling car, t... Read full review for the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 39 reviews

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2014 GLI 2.0 turbo

by Matt the car man from Hilton Head Island, SC on July 27, 2013

This car has it all while keeping the tag under 30K. Day one i was getting 36 MPG combined, way over EPA's ratings. I don't know how they got a 0-60 time of 6.9, because I had it professionally timed ... Read Full Review

11 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

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Asking Price Range
$15,695 - $29,775
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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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