Nice clean leather interior. iPod/AUX connectivity and a crisp, loud sound system. This is the newest model with very low mileage. Drives nice and easy. Good on gas and pretty powerful with 170hp and a Sport Package that can take it to the next level.
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE reminds us that the refinement of the mid-size VW Passat sedan can be had in a smaller size at a more affordable price. Moreover, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers excellent power without sacrificing much fuel efficiency.
The 2014 Jetta might have been designed to be an affordable American-style car, but it seems very European in the company of these other compact sedans. It sits on a wheelbase of 104.4 inches, and it is 182.2 inches in overall length, 70.0 inches wide, and 57.2 inches high. For 2014, every Jetta model now features independent rear suspension, which improves the ride quality on the highway. Much like all the sedans in this comparison, the Jetta is surprisingly spacious, affording 94.1 cubic feet of passenger volume with 41.2 inches of front legroom and 38.1 inches of rear legroom. The large trunk has 15.5 cubic feet of capacity, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat increases utility.
This front-wheel-drive Jetta SE is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. With its automatic transmission, the SE achieves 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway/29 mpg combined.