2014 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Reviews

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta
4.6
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2014 GLI 2.0 turbo

by 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 ...
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 at 5.9...and its obvious when driving 7 seconds is sooo inaccurate. The interior is awesome, red stitching throughout the cabin and seats. the touch screen is flawless and is extremely user friendly, unlike Ford's SYNC system with microsoft. Another awesome quality is the Fender audio system, highly impressive for a non aftermarket option. In a nutshell the car hauls, its smooth, handles like a 80K BMW and only cost me 29K. Its amazing, I'm extremely impressed and very happy!
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Love my car!!!

by from Rockford,IL on May 9, 2014

Just wanted to say I love my 2014 VW Jetta!! The salesman was super in helping me pick out the right car for my needs! Once we took it for a test drive I knew it was the one. I plan on driving this ca...
Just wanted to say I love my 2014 VW Jetta!! The salesman was super in helping me pick out the right car for my needs! Once we took it for a test drive I knew it was the one. I plan on driving this car for a long time and the 5 star safety was a sure seller. I feel comfortable driving the car and I know everyone else is too! So it's a winner in our book.
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VW GLI DSG AUTOBAHN W/ NAV

by from Spring, TX on October 25, 2013

With 1900 miles on the car, and both spirited and casual driving, I can say this car performs very well. Performance The GLI is now running on the 2nd Gen 2.0T FSI Engine, and makes 210 hp. The low-e...
With 1900 miles on the car, and both spirited and casual driving, I can say this car performs very well. Performance The GLI is now running on the 2nd Gen 2.0T FSI Engine, and makes 210 hp. The low-end torque is really what makes the GLI shine at 207 ft/tq @ 1700rpm. Expect a 0-60 from a standing launch-controlled position between 5.9 and 6.5 sec (depending on conditions and driver). Fantastic highway rider, road noise is damm near non-existent. The cabin remains quite when cruising normally, but turns into something ferocious when pushing it at 7/10ths. The car is fitted w/ Dunlop AS High Performance tires, which are overall OK, but I think the car should be standard with performance summer-tires. Exhaust note is loud when you want it to be, and silent vice-versa. The DSG is the transmission to get, just unreal gear change speeds w/ very very little lag. Interior Is a very nice place to be in, red stitching is a nice touch, the v-tex faux leather is VERY convincing, the steering wheel is hands down one of the best in the market, soft touch dash is very nice however, there are scattered hard plastics under dash and on top of door sill. Sport Seats are well-bolstered, not to tight, not to loose. Exterior The GLI looks much like a baby Audi A4, with the LED tailights, Bi-Xenon/LED headlights, the subtle sport styling of the bumpers, red brake-calipers, lower ride height, and the 18-inch wheels makes the car look slightly aggressive. The overall style still looks a bit conservative, but very handsome nonetheless( mine is in platinum gray metallic). Value The GLI's competition varies from the Subaru WRX, at the far end , and the Civic Si 4-door at the lower end of the performance spectrum. The GLI is a good middle ground between the two. What the GLI loses in speed and raw power against the WRX, it gains in a more mature, refined look, and practicality. The Si, is really no competition to the GLI period, in terms of performance or practicality. Below 30K will get you the Top-of-the-line GLI Reliabilty VW has cleaned up alot of reliabilty issues as of late, I have no issues with this car EXCEPT, the engine check light keeps coming on when the gas cap is loose, than it doesn't wanna cut back off when everything is normal, gets annoying to stop at the dealer to get the check light cleared.
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Biggest Little Small Car Out There

by from San Antonio, TX on July 21, 2015

Never had driven a VW Jetta and cannot believe what I was missing. Incredible interior space, especially in the back seat and trunk. Very tight and responsive drive.
Never had driven a VW Jetta and cannot believe what I was missing. Incredible interior space, especially in the back seat and trunk. Very tight and responsive drive.
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Impressed

by from Sterling, VA on September 17, 2014

I had to trade in my Ram 1500 quad cab for something for economical and family-friendly. I found the S model Jetta, which is 115 hp versus the 340 hp I was used to. I must say that after reading the r...
I had to trade in my Ram 1500 quad cab for something for economical and family-friendly. I found the S model Jetta, which is 115 hp versus the 340 hp I was used to. I must say that after reading the reviews I was skeptical, but I test drove one anyway. The horse power is low, but the torque makes up for it. I also test drove an SE, and the difference in power to me was minimal. Sure the interior is a little blah, but if you consider yourself slightly more than a minimalist OR you know enough about vehicles to realize you can buy aftermarket accessories, then the S model is just fine. The 2.0 non-turbo, as I stated, has enough torque to make up for the lack of horsies, and I have yet to have any complaints. The tranny offers some diversity for those who wish to be more active during the driving process- the S has a very responsive electronic shifter. If you need bells and whistles and feel the need to impress those around you, then buy a GLI or TDI with the all the fixins- the S model is not for you. As far as the S model, the price point, the performance and safety features, and the basic benefit of German engineering should enough for those who require value and reliability without the bank account to buy a Audi.
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My best car yet

by from Pittsburgh, PA on June 6, 2014

I would recommend a VW Jetta to all my friends. I love the way it drives and the gas mileage. It is an extremely good looking car and the interior is very comfortable. Very affordable, well-built and ...
I would recommend a VW Jetta to all my friends. I love the way it drives and the gas mileage. It is an extremely good looking car and the interior is very comfortable. Very affordable, well-built and reliable car.
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2014 Jetta Sedan TDI Update

by from Philadelphia, PA on May 4, 2016

I wrote my original review exactly 2 years ago today, so I thought I would provide an update. Notwithstanding the current diesel issue, it is a car that I still really love. It now has approxima...
I wrote my original review exactly 2 years ago today, so I thought I would provide an update. Notwithstanding the current diesel issue, it is a car that I still really love. It now has approximately 30k and has had zero problems. I am averaging 48MPG on the highway in warmer weather. For some reason, it is slightly lower in the winter. It still drives very well around town and the highway, and is even good in the snow. My only very minor complaint is the transmission feels a little "notchy" as described by other VW owners, and I agree. Just a minor annoyance as the transmission is otherwise very smooth. The big questions. Would I buy another VW, another diesel or a Jetta? Diesel-absolutely! Jetta yes. VW-probably.
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by from eureka springs AR on October 6, 2014

bought the base model Jetta TDI with a manual 6 speed transmission, love the fuel milage getting 44 miles to gal combination of highway and city driving. Love the torque the 2.0 TDI has can take some ...
bought the base model Jetta TDI with a manual 6 speed transmission, love the fuel milage getting 44 miles to gal combination of highway and city driving. Love the torque the 2.0 TDI has can take some steep hills without downshifting. Had some early trouble with the TPMS system but dealer reprogramed it an everything seems fine now. Its amazing how much leg room is in the front of these cars, I am 6'2" and usually have the seat all the way back on most cars but not this one and that leaves a lot of rear leg room also. wished you could get it with standard tires not the low profile ones as I live on a gravel road. but overall I really like the car.
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A really great value

by from Philadelphia, PA on May 4, 2014

I purchased a 2014 Jetta TDI three weeks ago and am really impressed. Originally, I didn't even have the Jetta on my "considering" list, but after a test drive I was hooked. Went from a large gas guzz...
I purchased a 2014 Jetta TDI three weeks ago and am really impressed. Originally, I didn't even have the Jetta on my "considering" list, but after a test drive I was hooked. Went from a large gas guzzling SUV to the Jetta and just love it. I was getting around 14mpg combined with my prior SUV and am now getting 36 city and 48 highway. I was a bit leary of a diesel and thought it would be sluggish and loud to drive. Having driven it for a few weeks, I am really surprised how quick the car really is. Pulling out in traffic or passing on the highway is quick and easy. As for the noise, at idle you can tell it is a diesel but not that much more than the gas version. On the highway their is no diesel sound and very little wind noise. The final thing I really like is the ride. It is very controlled with the normal highway bumps barely being noticed. To sum, the Jetta TDI gets fantastic gas mileage, is quick and easy to drive.
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A Very Nice Car

by from Seattle on February 7, 2015

I drove a 2001 Jetta GL with 2.0 engine and 5 speed manual for 14 years. It was very dependable and a great car. I purchased my 2014 Jetta SE in March of 2014. It has been a great car too. The new 1.8...
I drove a 2001 Jetta GL with 2.0 engine and 5 speed manual for 14 years. It was very dependable and a great car. I purchased my 2014 Jetta SE in March of 2014. It has been a great car too. The new 1.8T motor is a good one. Mileage is 32-33 mpg to and from work and tops out at about 40 mpg on the highway. Uses regular gas too! The 6 speed automatic transmission is set up to keep rpm's low unless you use the sport mode. Lots of power too when you step on the gas pedal. Merging onto the freeway is easy with lots of power to spare. The interior is simple and functional. No learning curve here. Doesn't have a lot of confusing buttons and levers. You know what everything does from the very beginning. Nice dash layout. The exterior is simple but pleasing. The ride is firm but not harsh. Seats are very supportive and comfortable. The drive train is very smooth and quiet. There is no wind noise. Handling is very good as well with little or no body lean in quick turns. Interior room is very generous (I am 6'1") as is trunk space. I have over 12,000 miles now and have had no problems. I didn't get the connectivity upgrade as I am not a big whistles and bells guy. Overall, I am very pleased with this car. Incidently my wife and my dad both drive Jettas. We have purshased our last 4 cars at the same VW dealer and have been well treated. The only things I would change would be to put a pressurized cylinder on the hood replacing the prop rod, a temperature guage in the dash and the 2001 style hinges on the trunk instead of the goose neck arms that take away some usable trunk space.
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