Fuel economy is cited as one of the benefits. Keeping with the theme of compact integration, the ducting for the turbo is also sunk into the cylinder head. Seats are very supportive and comfortable. This engine also teams with a new electric power-steering system. Overall, I am very pleased with this car. From a standstill, the 1. Where does the space come from? The Jetta Hybrid is the most fuel-conscious model, and though it's rare, it's something the hypermilers are seeking out.
The fold-down mechanism isn't found inside in the car--the pull-style levers are inside the trunk, a logical place that's also less costly to manufacture, but leads to a less pleasing look if you inspect the unfinished linkages that tuck up under the Jetta's rear glass. In other words, the controls haven't moved, but the doors have been pushed out to boost space. So what do the fuel economy savings actually translate into? Honestly no complaints besides wishing I had the upgrades like ashtray, moon roof, etc. Sport Seats are well-bolstered, not to tight, not to loose. The glovebox is roomy, and the center console found on most Jettas now houses the iPod port.
I could sleep in drivers seat, easily. The seat material is very soft, and comfortable on long drives even with my hip replacements. Braking and cornering both felt confident and secure. Up front, the cupholders were not very functional. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta also has a very roomy interior for 5 passengers as well as a huge amount of trunk space. Where the Jetta distances itself from the vast horde of excellent compact cars is in the powertrains it offers. The rear seat won't win awards for its spaciousness, but this Jetta shows how Volkswagen won over critics with interior fit and finish.
Mileage is 32-33 mpg to and from work and tops out at about 40 mpg on the highway. It blows out 210 horsepower from a turbocharged 2. Even in the lighter-weight Jetta, it's really only an option for the most price-conscious of buyers. A whole segment of the population is not only content disappearing into the background in life, but actually seeks ways of camouflaging themselves through their daily drive as well. This system will unlock all the doors, turn on the hazard lights and turn off the fuel pump in the event of a crash that deploys an airbag.
It's missed out on some opportunities, where cars like the Focus and Forte have grabbed attention with new themes. As much as we like shifting gears, the six-speed knows where it needs to be 99 percent of the time, and that last one percent is a quick downshift away. I am a strong advocate of diesel vehicles, but with the growth of electric vehicles, especially the Tesla, I believe that this is definitely the future! My test vehicle was not equipped with a backup camera, but one is standard on higher trim levels. The former five-cylinder has been axed, replaced by an energetic new 1. Its attention focused on buttressing those gains, has eased off large product changes in 2014.
I'm a large guy and the only minor complaint is entering and exiting the vehicle. Is this a vehicle worth owning? I feel comfortable driving the car and I know everyone else is too! Good gas mileage, takes 23 to fill tank and I can go a week before filling up, about 27 miles per gallon. Our opinions and criticism remain our own — we do not accept sponsored editorial. I would have purchased another Passat wagon, but they are not available on this side of 'the pond'. 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.
The steering is empty on center, as if it had a linkage that was dipped in soft rubber, and its feedback score is pretty close to zero. While the turbocharged engine could definitely be described as fun, it was hard to accelerate without the turbo kick throwing my head back into the head restraint. Recall Date 2016-02-10 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The salesman was super in helping me pick out the right car for my needs! Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Still, the Jetta's appeal lies in part for its visual durability.
A 1-2 second delay comes in when you let go of the breaks before the car starts to move forward. Volkswagen has steered neatly clear of the collision of styling memes that litter the compact car field. The Jetta's cabin is just as straightforward, and it's not only in size that it can feel like a calm oasis, if you've spent time in those other compacts. The value edition has all the bells and whistles I need and so far I only have issue with the sedan part, as I can't quite fit everything in the back of this car. Offers sportsmode shift which pretty much means louder and faster. The recall began on January 15, 2016.