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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Bringing diesel to the people

model badge view of the Jetta TDI at the Chicago Auto on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 in IL. (Ross Dettman / AP Images for

Feb. 22, 2014, 11:19

By Jill Ciminillo and Special to the

The European taste for diesels has on American plates. The quest for fuel economy has resulted in adding 13 new clean diesel for 2014 to the existing 20 diesel for passenger vehicles, with anlaysts expecting diesels to up 10 percent of domestic market by 2018.

While Chevrolet and BMW are of the newest automakers entering the arena in the United States, such as Volkswagen are more entrenched. Offering 7 turbocharged injection (TDI) diesel VW reports that 23.5 of its sales in 2013 were

Jetta in general does well as an urban vehicle its compact size and easy But it can double as a young family’s car standard child seat points and trunk space of cubic feet, which competitors such as the Civic, Corolla and Cruze. But when you add in the fuel economy of a diesel, the TDI becomes even more

EPA estimates that the Jetta TDI 30 mpg in city driving and 42 mpg on the highway. says that the 2-liter TDI can achieve fuel economy is 50% better than similarly gas engines. Just not their evidently. The 2-liter gas Jetta 24 city, 34 highway.

I found I actually got better fuel on the highway about 45 mpg but worse economy on Chicago city with stop signs on corner somewhere around 26

Estimated drive range in the TDI is 609 miles per tank of gas. a 50-mile round-trip highway between Chicago and the suburbs, means I could potentially go two between fueling up.

While the fuel economy of diesels is old arguments against this surface with every new that is launched. With the TDI and the entire crew of new clean on the market the old arguments can finally Gone are the loud helicopter-sounding and dirty plumes of smoke the exhaust.

The Jetta TDI comes equipped a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder that delivers 140 horsepower and 236 of torque. This power is perfectly peppy, especially mated to the 6-speed manual

I really enjoyed driving the TDI during the test week. It was fun and easy to drive. The test didn’t have a lot of the bells and no navigation or rearview camera but it had the one feature that really in Chicago for about 9 months of the heated front seats.

As a driver, however, I did have a of issues with the driving In the far-forward, height adjusted I kept bumping my knees on the when I hit the clutch or the brake And, if I moved my seat to give myself a little knee room, I couldn’t the clutch all the way in and ended up stalling. So, on the small side of the height might want to upgrade to the transmission for $1,100.

At the base level, VW offers the Edition with a starting of $21,295. But “value” doesn’t cheap. This car actually really well equipped standard features such as front seats, cruise hill-hold control, heated washer nozzles, Sirius XM with a 3-month subscription and airbags. One big thing that’s Bluetooth hands-free connectivity for phone.

The test vehicle was one up at the Clean Diesel trim a base price of $23,625. At level Bluetooth is standard, and you can get the of leatherette seating surfaces. The trim ($25,295) adds a touch-screen sound system and camera. The Premium and Nav trim adds navigation, power driver’s seat, keyless and push-button start.


2014 Volkswagen Jetta

The gasoline version of the Jetta at $16,895 for the base S trim, comes equipped with a 115-horsepower engine. The SE upgrades to a 170-horsepower engine and starts at The SEL has the same engine but adds audio, heated seats, camera, automatic transmission and for $25,925. The other two models in the lineup are on opposite ends of the spectrum: the hybrid ($27,645) and the GLI

Because I typically use my cell Waze app for navigation these I didn’t miss a factory-installed nav in the Jetta TDI tester. So, if I were to upgrade, it would be because I the keyless access and push-button

The exterior styling on the Jetta TDI is austere, with long, masculine lines. But where Jettas tended toward this iteration of the compact VW comes off looking more up.” The interior mimics the with clean simple and intuitive controls. There is that will really you about the styling on this But there is nothing that make you cringe either.

Other than the driver’s position, the primary complaint I had the Jetta TDI was the length of time it for the heat to kick in. The heated helped, but when it is really cold outside, it takes 20 for any semblance of heat to exit the air

The primary competitor to the Jetta TDI is the released Chevrolet Cruze The diesel model has just one level and comes pretty equipped with leather remote starter, heated seats, power adjustable seat and Bluetooth connectivity as fare. Pricing without rings in at $24,985.

Cruze comes equipped with a turbo diesel engine delivers 151 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of EPA estimates 27 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway.

the Cruze diesel has more it doesn’t offer a manual And I’ve always thought were sportier than the

One thing is for sure: Diesels as a are more accessible to the general these days. With the torque ratings, excellent economy and cleaner emissions, have that perfect mix of driving.

With the average price of gas in the at $3.38, and diesel averaging diesels make the most sense for drivers who log a lot of highway where diesels really fuel economy gains.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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