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2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Volkswagen’s impressive 2014 GLI

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is a part of the VW story at it enters its 30 in the U.S. market. Jetta is Volkswagen’s number on selling car in the States and the third best-selling car of all worldwide.

The Jetta is one of those that has a model for nearly budget by offering 15 variations prices ranging from including the destination charge, for the S and up to for the Hybrid SEL Premium. Along the way the is offered with three engine variations, one diesel and one

Keeping pace with the trend to down size for 2014 Volkswagen has dropped its 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine in of a more efficient and powerful new turbocharged direct injection engine. Producing 170-hp same as the five-cylinder) the new engine up the fuel economy to an EPA estimated 25 mpg and 36 mpg highway with the automatic – that’s 5 mpg better than the old too.

The 2014 Jetta also other improvements like a sophisticated new rear multilink replacing the old torsion-beam layout on models. The steering is upgraded on with the new 1.8T engine has a new more economical electric-assist

Our test vehicle, a 2014 Jetta GLI Autobahn with was near the top of the Jetta family in terms of features and pricing. The GLI is also the only Jetta with one of our favorite four-cylinder the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, is rated at 210-hp in the 2014 It’s a slightly more version of the engine used in the regarded VW GTI. As the sportiest of the models, the GLI also gets a sport suspension, lowered height and VW’s XDS® Differential System – an electronic slip differential.

We are always surprised by this because it seems to have power than the numbers There’s an ever so slight when the throttle is floored, but 0 to 60 mph takes only 6.5 seconds. with the quick acceleration and wheel drive, the VW engineers done a good job of curbing steer – you have to turn the and accelerate hard to get any hint of wheels pulling to the side.

economy, by EPA estimates, is 24 mpg city, 32 mpg and 27 mpg combined. After a week the wheel, the trip computer we averaged 28.8 mpg. The GLI is with a six-speed manual, or our favorite the six-speed DSG transmission. double-clutch automatic shifts up or down, than we possibly manually. It also offers a driver control by using the wheel-mounted shift paddles.

As the standard bearer for the Jetta the GLI Autobahn gets a long of extras like 18-inch wheels, bi-Xenon headlights, sunroof, push-button start, audio, SiriusXM® satellite rearview camera and multiple comfort and convenience features. Of these are in addition to all of the standard like heated seats, windows, cruise control, One thing that always us is the seats, which seem leather, but they aren’t; are VW’s V-Tex Leatherette, is hard to tell from the thing.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Our test vehicle the color navigation system shares its screen with the system. It’s a fairly system, but is placed too low on the center requiring the driver to take his or her off the road. The smaller size makes it difficult to operate. like to see a larger screen higher.

We like the uncluttered design of the with its soft touch and the convenient organization of controls. The French stitching on the seats and give the GLI a more upscale but it lacks the richness of some

The GLI offers a good comfortable, seating position designed the driver in mind. We also the flat bottomed fat steering The rear seat is comfortable and with room for real legs. Trunk space is a 15.5 cubic feet plenty of space for the luggage on a trip or shopping trip. The seat back is split to expand the cargo capacity in There is also a pass-through in the designed to handle long like skis or fishing

An important feature for younger is the Media Device Interface or adapter which has been to the center console, so the driver can reach it without leaning to the glove box.

Volkswagen is late with its in-car but the new VW Car-Net™ appears to be a good It includes Automatic Crash roadside assistance, and stolen location assistance. In addition, VW adds: remote vehicle boundary and speed alerts; a health report; and an enhanced service on vehicles equipped a navigation system. The Car-Net through a handy smartphone

It’s easy to see why the Jetta is so plus it gives the owner the “German engineering” without to pay the typically high German

2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

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