2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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Perfect Family Daily Driver

by from Minneapolis on June 28, 2017

I previously owned this car and it was my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. It was the TDI version, so this is a bit less pertinent since they are no longer offering them in the US, but most of the be...
I previously owned this car and it was my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. It was the TDI version, so this is a bit less pertinent since they are no longer offering them in the US, but most of the benefits apply to the 2.0 as well. The main highlights were the great affordable price point, the confident and handling, and incredible reliability. I had this car for just over 2 years and it was never in the shop other than annual oil changes. The interior was just spacious enough to comfortably take 4 adults on a road trip, plus a dog and all the luggage in the back. Surprisingly, it has the most cubic cargo space of any of the VW offerings, including the Touareg. I assume the new Atlas will change that, but it won't be able to match the gas mileage of the wagons. The one con I would point out is that it has a little more road noise than other cars I've owned, but that was partially due to the diesel motor. But overall, my favorite thing about VW is that they include standard safety features that go above and beyond other brands. Things like special welding on the frame that is stronger, backup camera, curtain air bags, things that might be part of a special package or just skimped on with another brand. I also loved the clean and well-designed interior. Some folks don't love the touch screen interface for the media, but I found it intuitive and it never had weird glitches. This was a great car, and I highly recommend it to someone looking for sedan style handling, German design and plenty of passenger and cargo room with great gas mileage.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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Impressive owner

by from Chicago IL on March 7, 2016

Pleased overall with the performance as well as the styling- just a few minor performance issues that we were able to quickly resolve
Pleased overall with the performance as well as the styling- just a few minor performance issues that we were able to quickly resolve
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Great, fun car

by from San Diego, CA on January 16, 2015

Jetta Sportwagen has ample cargo space. I can transport surfboards inside as well as cargo. I can also fit a heavy stand up paddle board easily on top as the car is lower than an SUV. Family/Sports fr...
Jetta Sportwagen has ample cargo space. I can transport surfboards inside as well as cargo. I can also fit a heavy stand up paddle board easily on top as the car is lower than an SUV. Family/Sports friendly car!
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Next Generation TDI will require AdBlue?

by from Atlanta, GA on October 7, 2014

I couldn't be happier my 2014 Sportwagen. I agree with all the other positive comments. Glad I got the 2014 as it appears the next generation will not have an independent rear suspension and will requ...
I couldn't be happier my 2014 Sportwagen. I agree with all the other positive comments. Glad I got the 2014 as it appears the next generation will not have an independent rear suspension and will require AdBlue (based on the 2015 Golf TDI).
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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I have owned two of these

by from Nipomo Ca on August 22, 2014

Great car for me. I owned a 2012, wagon TDI manual trans, loved it. Got up to 48 on the highway until I put the roof luggage system on her. I put 40K on the 2012 and decided to trade her in on 2014. I...
Great car for me. I owned a 2012, wagon TDI manual trans, loved it. Got up to 48 on the highway until I put the roof luggage system on her. I put 40K on the 2012 and decided to trade her in on 2014. I had zero problems on the 2012, I recommend the car to anyone who needs a fuel efficient wagon. The only negative is the seating in the back seat is cramped for an adult. I use the vehicle to shop and move my dogs around so I never have the back seats in the upright position. Overall the best little car I have owned, ton of performance and handles like a race car, fun to drive. I hope I get the same results from my 2014, which is the last year of this model.
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Great wagon, few negatives

by from Mansfield, MA on July 17, 2014

This review is for the TDI (diesel) model with DSG 6-speed automatic transmission, sunroof/navigation trim package. Much has been written about the comfortable ride and the feeling of quality on inter...
This review is for the TDI (diesel) model with DSG 6-speed automatic transmission, sunroof/navigation trim package. Much has been written about the comfortable ride and the feeling of quality on interior details, and it is all true. The diesel fuel milage does not diasppoint. The three-mode (normal, sport, or semi-automatic) DSG transmission is smooth and fun to use, although it can seem a little weak on acceleration and a little more prudence may be order when entering traffic from a stop. Other than that, handling and braking feel great. Controls and dash indicators are pleasing. If you are trying to decide whether to buy the top trim package with sunroof and navigation, be aware it includes keyless entry and pushbutton start which is a great feature you will quickly appreciate... but also be aware the navigation system is a step down in radio features and screen size. The cargo area is impressive for a small wagon. Folding and stowing the second row of seats in order to achieve the largest possible flat cargo floor is a somewhat incovenient process. Four stars on value for money only because it seems a bit costly overall.
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Have had Jettas before .

by from St. Petersburg,Florida on April 24, 2014

I've had several Jettas in the past but wanted a wagon this time for its cargo capability. Its a perfect size on the outside but is huge in the interior. The outward visibility in all directions is gr...
I've had several Jettas in the past but wanted a wagon this time for its cargo capability. Its a perfect size on the outside but is huge in the interior. The outward visibility in all directions is great. This vehicle is much better than any crossover now on the market.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Shortimer with TDI

by from Orlando, FL on April 7, 2014

Have had a new Sportwagen TDI for about a month now and absolutely no problems at all, nothing..I'm pleasantly surprised. We chose the TDI sportwagen for several reasons: 1 the MPG, 2 the cargo space ...
Have had a new Sportwagen TDI for about a month now and absolutely no problems at all, nothing..I'm pleasantly surprised. We chose the TDI sportwagen for several reasons: 1 the MPG, 2 the cargo space (over a sedan) and 3 the ride(again over a sedan). In particular the MPG has exceeded expectations- have seen 46 on the highway but most important to us was the city mileage (for our use the city mileage contributes more to the overall MPG than highway mileage). The EPA estimate is accurate for us, 30 MPG in city driving. Part of the reason for purchasing this car was the ability to haul cargo. The decision to take either our car (2-dr coupe) or the truck has been eliminated, we take the Sportwagen. Not a big deal but with the added wheelbase & weight the wagon has a very comfortable ride. Ours is a manual trans and is very peppy, passengers have commented about it,(unsolicited}. We added the aluminum stick-on bumper protector for the hatch, that surface won/t stay unmolested long w/o it or something similar. Interior controls are user friendly. The sunroof is huge with a built-in pop up windshield (a simple but important feature). Last note, diesel fuel does cost more (the mileage crossover appears to be about 3.5 MPG (based on fuel vs. gasoline $) but so far diesel prices haven't had the large (weekly ?)price swings of gas. Thats all I know for now.
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Does recommend this car!!

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stone striking

by from North Attleboro on April 3, 2014

The Car is good but the but the painting of the front bump is terrible, my car is dark gray and is 22k and the bump is almost white already, because to many striking stone mark on the bump. I'm very d...
The Car is good but the but the painting of the front bump is terrible, my car is dark gray and is 22k and the bump is almost white already, because to many striking stone mark on the bump. I'm very disappointed, really do not recommend if you are buying this car to use in Highway.
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Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Great car.

by from Ukiah, CA on February 8, 2014

We have had our Sportwagon TDI for over three weeks. Drove it 1400 miles the first week, got 45+ mpg. We got it $1000 cheaper than Cars.com quotes equipped the with same. We were so surprised by that ...
We have had our Sportwagon TDI for over three weeks. Drove it 1400 miles the first week, got 45+ mpg. We got it $1000 cheaper than Cars.com quotes equipped the with same. We were so surprised by that we thought we heard the quote wrong.
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Does recommend this car!!

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