Review Volkswagen Jetta 1 4 TSI 140/170PS New car — Volkswagen Jetta

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Review of the new Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI



(7.9 out of 10)

REVIEW 22 янв 2008

A small saloon a 1.4-litre engine usually one big yawn but when that has up to 168bhp and can return close to we’re all ears. Steve reports on Volkswagen’s Jetta 1.4 TSI


Volkswagen’s turbocharged and supercharged TSI engine has the performance and economy well covered. Coupled the Jetta saloon bodystyle, it sell as strongly as it will in the but buyers venturing beyond the will find a solid package with a more feel than the hatchback

Here we look at a compact with an economical 1.4-litre Not the most inspiring introduction is it? the readership will already wandered off to do something more like varnishing their or tearing the newspaper into thin strips while into the middle distance. The saloon in question is a Volkswagen It’s no good, we’re haemorrhaging interest like a teacher in the last lesson the summer holidays. The economical engine uses a supercharger and a to produce up to 168bhp and a hefty of torque. It can fire the Jetta 0-60mph in 8.3 seconds, reach a top speed and still return 40mpg. Gotcha!

The British don’t have affinity with small cars, even when are based on the top-selling Volkswagen platform, so the Jetta was always to have its work cut out in drawing to itself. That said, if any in the prodigious Volkswagen Group can give the car the sales boost it you’d back the 1.4-litre Economy, refinement, performance, got the lot.

If you hadn’t already a peak at the spec sheet, no way you’d finger the Jetta engine as having a 1.4-litre It feels like a much turbocharged petrol unit but the at the lower end of the rev range is almost in its muscularity and the economy has more a touch of the oil-burner about it but the extremities of the rev range have to offer. It all helps to make the TSI genuinely satisfying to hustle a B-road whether you’re at the of the TSI 140 or the TSI 170. The Jetta is actually than the Golf hatch and helps the chassis remain composed in corners. There’s an impressive suppleness in the way the springs bumps. Some noise emanate from the suspension really bad surfaces but the audible are only felt as minor buy the driver. The Sport models get suspension that’s more but sharpens up the handling nicely.

There’s no way you’d finger the TSI’s engine as having a capacity

The TSI engine’s supercharger at a maximum of 1.8 bar pressure, boosting the low end response where turbo can often feel lethargic. the supercharger has done its bit, the kicks in for high-end power. the faster powerplant, the peak figure of 168bhp arrives at whereas the maximum torque of 240Nm is retained all the way from to 4,500rpm. This makes a and inherently driveable engine the strength to negate the need for gear swapping at low speeds and the top end that really makes you to cut loose. There’s a satisfying note when you extend the TSI too but the engine may be slightly vocal for tastes.

Viewed from the front, the is just like a Golf for the chrome section inserted the grille. Progress round to the though and the protruding boot hove into view. take on this will on your perspective. In many countries, the saloon bodystyle class and prestige in comparison to the trolley hatch. Over the commonly held view is it spoils the lines and the practicality of a good hatchback. Take pick. The Jetta’s interior is a plusher than standard fare, although the basic of the dashboard is the same. With the exception of its pricier Volkswagen cousin, the Audi A3, the cabin has the of anything out there as regards

The interior features soft-feel plastics, high-quality switches, use of chrome, fabric-covered A-pillars blue instrument backlighting red needles, a signature of the fourth model. Cabin space is to that in the Golf and the rear passengers benefit most. The itself is large enough to you question the need for a hatch at 527 That makes it more than the boot of a BMW 7 Series. For flexibility, the 60/40 split back-rest can be folded forwards to an almost flat floor up to the seats.

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Assuming you don’t want the 122bhp 1.4 TSI engine used in Jettas, as we’ve already there are two engine options for TSI buyers to decide between the 140 and 170 versions of the unit. You’ll to step up from the entry-level S level in order to get either the 140bhp TSI being offered in SE guise and the 170bhp option exclusively as a range-topping Sport Prices start at £16,665 for the 140 and for the 170. All models get air conditioning, wheels, a six-speaker CD stereo, computer and electric windows

The SE models add an extra sheen of to the Jetta with alloy body-coloured rubbing strips on the that also feature inserts and chrome wing surrounds. The interior materials are upgraded and the specification is upped to cruise control, an upgraded and loads more storage The Sport has bigger alloys, seats, front fog lights and suspension that’s lowered by

The fuel economy served up by the TSI derivatives would be some way average for a 1.4-litre petrol-powered car but it’s outstanding for a 1.4-litre family car packing this of performance. The official combined figures are 39.8mpg and 38.7mpg for the TSI 140 and TSI 170 respectively. The difference between the two minimal, buyers have an incentive to make the leap up to the powerful engine.

If you opt for the excellent DSG twin-clutch automatic economy actually improves but are measured at 169g/km for the TSI 140 and 174g/km for the TSI 170 transmission you choose. The Jetta depreciate more vigorously an equivalent Golf because Brits like their cars with hatchback than a boot but the Jetta’s rarity out on the roads will add to its for many.

Judged purely on its the Jetta TSI is an outstanding piece of on Volkswagen’s part. The 1.4-litre and turbocharged engine is a groundbreaking whichever way you look at it. Few cars in the can hold a candle to the driving and build quality is typically solid. The question is whether UK will want it all wrapped up in a Jetta costume when can have the same car packaged as a

We already know the answer and it is the Golf TSI models will outsell the Jettas for the simple that we just don’t the appeal of the small saloon car in country. This makes the something of a leftfield choice and in itself will attract a type of customer. The extra of luxury, that large and the additional cabin space also help persuade to forgo the pleasures of a hatch. It all that the Jetta, particularly in TSI is more than worth its in the Volkswagen line-up.


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