2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Overview
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.
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 rear suspension has also been replaced with a more multilink independent rear suspension.
The Jetta comes with 15-inch wheels standard as well as power-operated heated side mirrors. Available 16- or 17- inch steel wheels. Additional features include moonroof, fog lights, and body-colored side mirrors with turn-signal indicators.
The interior features seating for up to five and additional storage access to the trunk with a 60/40-split backseat folds to expand 15.5-cubic-foot trunk. Simulated leather upholstery, center armrest for backseat passengers, and heated front seats are available options for comfort. Technology options include cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, and iPod connectivity and satellite radio.
Under the Hood
The Sportwagen comes base with a 115-hp, 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder engine, with more options to a TDI diesel turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 140-hp, or 170-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter gas four-cylinder. All options have choice of manual or automatic transmission.
Standard safety includes antilock brakes, electronic stability system, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows, and active front head restraints.