The rear seat can be a tight squeeze, though, but the seats fold down for good cargo space that rivals some small crossovers, while providing a lower liftover height and better visibility--not to mention the availability of a diesel powertrain. I evaluated a Jetta 1. Remedy Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. The trunk is big, with a wide opening and a low liftover height, but the hinges are fairly large and could rub against luggage if you try to use every cubic inch. Is this a vehicle worth owning? Besides that the interior is comfy. Those visits will be few and far between. It is also the bestselling nameplate in its line-up.
Good stuff to know if you're considering the brand. While top-line Highline trim is short on expected features offered by fully equipped competitors, its drivetrain is by far my favourite in its segment. I bought it to run around town in and have never had a problem with it! Due to gearbox fluid additives, the control module within the gearbox may corrode. Vehicle Overview New just a few years ago, the gets some big upgrades for 2014. When it's equipped with the standard five-speed manual, it's rated at 28 miles per gallon combined--a figure that's only competitive with mid-size family sedans.
Its large sheets of glass provide refreshingly good visibility in an era when so many vehicles seek flair over function with sleek roof lines and vision-limiting side cuts. Depending on your perspective, the Jetta's styling is either boring and dull or simple and clean. Controls include the phone button that is too easy to bump, calling a voice from above she seemed to inhabit the roof telling us we couldn't do what we were trying to do, and wouldn't accept our explanation that we didn't know what she was talking about. The backseat is large enough for full-size adults to ride in comfort, which cannot be said of the Focus, for example, and the 15. This is a great vehicle reliable, nice features, fast engine for a turbo 4cyl, and great safety! Remote services include remote vehicle locking, horn honk, destination download, and a concierge service that lets the driver speak to an operator to search for a destination and have the location downloaded to the navigation system, if equipped.
Inside and Out of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta What typically distinguishes a German car is its sombre yet elegant exterior design. It's missed out on some opportunities, where cars like the Focus and Forte have grabbed attention with new themes. A stint in the front seat is all the evidence you'll need to support those numbers. Remedy Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. Very easy—and fun—to drive fast on twisty roads. .
I guess people spend a lot of time touching their dashes and this offends them. Recall Date 2015-01-23 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. We admit to missing the old Jetta bustle-back trunks of the '90s, but don't see many other compacts that will look less timestamped, a few years down the road. It adds a six-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar adjustment, keyless access and starting, 9-speaker 400-watt Fender sound system, trip computer, fog lights, rearview camera, and 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. Additionally, an attractive band of iridium trim circles around the cabin at shoulder height. The recall began on December 6, 2013.
Driven on the same winding high-speed mountain back road back-to-back in perfectly dry conditions, both cars shod with similar-width 17-inch all-season rubber, the Civic actually felt better in the corners than the Jetta, and I'm guessing it would've been more fun to drive if given the occasion to test manuals instead although Honda is one of those manufacturers that doesn't offer a manual in its most luxurious compact model. I could sleep in drivers seat, easily. Standard features includes 17-inch wheels; red-painted calipers for the disc brakes; red-stitched sport bucket seats; aluminum pedals and interior trim; fog lamps; and a steering wheel with a flat bottom and red detailing. I still have my mommy wagon so the need was not rushed. You don't always pay attention to trim, but you have to look at the gauges all the time. One thing that hasn't changed about the Jetta over the years is its solid, substantial feel on the road. At freeway speeds the pedal feels normal.
Two different 18-inch alloy wheels can be ordered as options, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, the Fender audio system, and the sunroof. It's also built like a bank vault and very comfortable to boot! The Jetta SportWagen comes with two engines, either the old 2. We have the fails documented for anyone who's interested. We also like the available touchscreen stereo interface and its redundant dial knob, which is ideal for controlling a portable music player. In 2015, Volkswagen admitted diesel engines in this model illegally cheated federal tests and polluted beyond allowable limits. Prior to its latest redesign, the Jetta was home to soft-touch surfaces that gave the car a premium feel, but in an effort to reach a lower price point, the cabin was watered down with what we have today—cheap hard plastics.
Even if the Jetta has been relegated to the second step on the podium, it is a fabulous car to enjoy be it on tight country roads or navigating pothole-laden city streets. As such, they need to be comfortable enough for not only a 20-minute commute, but also a 2-hour delay in rush-hour traffic or a 300-mile marathon between fill-ups. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. This is a big year for the Volkswagen Jetta. The field of Jetta competitors is vast, with players ranging from the Dodge Dart to the Subaru Impreza. Fantastic highway rider, road noise is damm near non-existent. The overall style still looks a bit conservative, but very handsome nonetheless mine is in platinum gray metallic.