2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review Car Reviews — Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

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FAST FACTS

Engine: turbo four cylinder makes 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

Choice of a six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic.

Fuel is officially rated at 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the

Price: Base gasoline cost $21,815. A Fully-loaded model costs $31,085.

up we gave her the 2014 AutoGuide.com Car of the a 2014 Mazda3. As a surprise to including Amanda, she came not overly impressed with the hatchback. Now it is time for round two and we given her a vehicle in the middle of the family demographic: the 2014 Jetta SportWagen TDI. As her experience with both a engine and a wagon body-style, was a lot of uncharted territory to explore.

Last of the Breed

Having around since 2010, the Jetta SportWagen is beginning to get on in Based on the Mk V Golf platform looking like a Mk VI), the is one of the few compact wagons left in the market. Power for the TDI model from a 2.0-liter turbocharged cylinder diesel that 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Transmission include a traditional six-speed and Volkswagen’s six-speed DSG dual-clutch

Sticking with the more consumer choice, our test came equipped with the Amanda found the response the gas and brake pedals were a quicker than she was used to, but accustomed to them after a few of driving. She appreciated the high of torque from the diesel in both morning commutes and driving.

Immediately she fell in love the way the car drove. Being somewhat of a driver, this is not a common and speaks volumes to Volkswagen’s efforts in making a car that is predictable to operate and easy to A highlight for her was how narrow the car felt, the front-end, as it was so easy to pull in and out of parking spaces. As mentioned, was her first experience driving a wagon and despite the ample space from the extended section, the SportWagen didn’t her as an unruly road barge.

Weather Testing

A popular against diesel engines is cold weather performance. We had car during the fabled polar that saw temperatures dip down to -20 at night. Although the car did take a to warm up, the auxiliary cabin made the drive bearable a few minutes. A remote starter be a huge factory-optioned plus for a car this on extremely cold


The extreme cold weather problems with the TDI’s gas It reported a quarter-tank of fuel though it had just been Later in the week as the temperatures to warm up, the indicator returned a reading. Amanda appreciated the range one tank of diesel as she didn’t have to stand and fill the car up once during the cold week.

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Accommodating

Inside, she found the front easy to adjust and found her position quickly, without to re-adjust through the week. nearly a one-foot height between me and my wife, there many cars that fit of us properly but the Jetta SportWagen The panoramic sunroof is set too far back for to use, but that’s true most cars. Still, it let a lot of in that made the Jetta spacious. Plus, the large is a nice touch for passengers in the seat.

Everything else inside was logically and within reach. She the dash and steering wheel easy to use and was able to figure out right away. The leather on the surface felt more than the SportWagen’s price but the driver’s seat was only powered in our test vehicle.

efficiency is a key factor in people diesel-powered vehicles like the SportWagen TDI. Officially at 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, not many cars can touch this real world economy Even with the Polar robbing us of precise fuel Amanda still returned an average of 32.3 mpg during our with the car.

The Verdict

In the end Amanda became fond of the 2014 Volkswagen SportWagen TDI. But this car not be finding a home in our driveway soon. One main issue ultimately prevent her from down our hard earned the price.

Starting at $21,815, the SportWagen seems like a bargain. At that price it uses the less efficient gasoline engine and is missing options found on compact of the same price. To get a vehicle out like our test vehicle, the escalates rather dramatically to For a vehicle that doesn’t anything more than its other than some cargo room, that is a lot of for a compact wagon regardless of how it drives.

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