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Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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In addition to the intangible nature of its European roots, the Jetta offers impressive features for the money and a roomy interior. If efficiency is a priority, diesel versions of the sedan and SportWagen deliver eye-popping fuel economy, and like the also-recommendable gas-electric hybrid, is fun to drive.


The sub-$18,000 price of the base Jetta S sedan is tempting, but that model still uses an anemic engine and lacks the features found in comparably priced versions of the Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra or Mazda3. If all-wheel drive is a must, look to the Subaru Impreza.

What's New For 2014

In addition to swapping the 5-cylinder engine for a turbocharged-4 in most sedan models, Volkswagen has installed multilink rear suspension in all 2014 Jettas and introduced its smartphone-enabled Car-Net communications service. Jetta SportWagen models again carry over unchanged except for new LED license-place lighting, and diesel (TDI) models gain a rearview camera as standard.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that this vehicle's diesel engine is involved in a Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act issued by the EPA to Volkswagen for producing and selling 4-cylinder diesel cars that include a software device that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) determined that these diesel cars emit up to 40 times more pollution than emission standards allow. Recalls, investigations and litigation are currently ongoing.

The Jetta is Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle, and it's easy to see why. Available with a variety of powertrains that include gasoline, diesel and hybrid, a wagon body style in addition to the popular sedan, and prices that range from under $18,000 to over $32,000, there is a Jetta for just about everybody. The best news for the 2014 Jetta is a heart transplant that replaces the aging 5-cylinder engine with a peppy and more fuel-efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder, a swap that gives the VW a new lease on life. The mainstream compact-sedan segment teems with popular rivals that include the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Ford Focus, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra, but the VW Jetta stands out with its Euro sophistication, and the sedan earned itself a spot on our list of the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 for 2014.

Driving the Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

The Jetta you experience on the road will depend on what's under the hood. On the base end is the underwhelming Jetta S with its 115-horsepower 4-cylinder, while on the other is the invigorating Jetta GLI. With its 210-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder and sport-tuned suspension, the GLI might give its upscale cousin, the Audi A4, a run for its money. Combining the best value, efficiency and fun-to-drive dynamics are models equipped with the new 1.8-liter turbocharged-4 and TDI clean-diesel models. The former feels like a baby GLI, especially with a manual transmission, while the diesel models have loads of torque for quick off-the-line acceleration. Like other Jetta models, the Hybrid version is surprisingly agile. Its combination of a small turbocharged engine and electric motor deliver peppy acceleration while returning up to 48 mpg. Our main gripe with the Hybrid is its brake feel, which "grabs" too abruptly when pressing the pedal as part of its energy-regeneration system.

Favorite Features

Volkswagen is among the German automakers continuing to prove that today’s diesel engines are nothing like the sooty, sputtering versions of the past. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel available in the Jetta sedan and SportWagen – mated to an automatic or manual transmission – has power to spare and fuel economy of up to 42 mpg.

No doubt we love the Jetta GLI, but its $25,000 starting price isn't for every budget. With the introduction of VW's new 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, Jetta buyers can now have similar turbocharged fun in models starting under $20,000. On top of that, the new powerplant delivers up to 36 mpg.

Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Interior

For a compact car, the 5-passenger 2014 Jetta has ample interior space. Especially notable is the amount of legroom in the rear seats and the trunk space. At 15.5 cubic feet, the sedan's trunk is in a higher league, and when you need even more room the rear seats fold. Space is a big attribute of the SportWagen, too, which boasts an SUV-like 66.9 cubic feet with the seats folded. Design-wise, the Jetta's interior could be called “minimalist-chic.” You won't find the latest technology, but you also won't be confused by a thousand buttons. Tuning the radio is easy, as is setting the temperature.

Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Exterior

The latest Jetta is stylishly conservative compared to such design-focused competitors as the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra and even the 2014 Corolla. Indeed, compared to the many entrants in this segment, it's the Jetta and Chevrolet Cruze dressed as the adults at the dinner party. Is that appealing? Depends whether you're more Josh Groban or Bruno Mars. If you're in the camp of the former, you'll like the Jetta's clean lines that we expect to age well. GLI versions increase the excitement level with a honeycomb grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, smoked taillights and dual exhaust tips. SportWagen models continue with their rounded look.

Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Standard Features

Spend the very least on a 2014 VW Jetta S, and you'll get basics like air conditioning, power windows/doors/mirrors, keyless entry, 15-inch steel wheels, and an AM/FM/CD audio unit with auxiliary input. Spend roughly $2,000 more for an SE model and you'll not only get a great engine, but cruise control, Leatherette interior with heated front seats and 6-speaker sound system with iPod adapter. SportWagen models come with Bluetooth, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and 8-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary input. Complimentary maintenance still comes with the Jetta, but it has been reduced by a year and 12,000 miles to two years/24,000 miles.

Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Options

Aside from a 6-speed automatic transmission, most extras in the 2014 Jetta are had by climbing trims. Among them are sunroof, navigation system, VW's new Car-Net connectivity service, push-button start, touch-screen radio, power driver's seat and rearview camera. At around $30,000, top-line GLI and Hybrid models bring sparkling bi-xenon headlights, automatic climate control and Fender premium audio system. SportWagen models can be had with a panoramic sunroof.

Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Engine

Five engines are offered among the 2014 Jetta sedan and SportWagen. Used only on base sedans is an underwhelming 4-cylinder connected to a 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic with sport mode. You can move up a trim to obtain VW's zesty new 1.8-liter turbocharged-4, also connected to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed auto. GLI models use the most powerful engine in the lineup, a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 210 horsepower, 10 more than last year. Its transmission choices are 6-speed manual or 6-speed auto. Hybrids employ a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and electric motor, and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Like the GLI, hybrid models require premium fuel. The efficient TDI models use a 2.0-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder connected to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. The SportWagen continues with the 2.5-liter 5-cylinder or the 2.0-liter turbodiesel.

2.0-liter inline-4
115 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
125 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/34 mpg (manual), 23/29 mpg (automatic)

1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4
170 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
184 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/36 mpg (manual), 25/36 mpg (automatic)

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (GLI only)
210 horsepower @ 5,300 rpm
207 lb-ft of torque @ 1,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/33 mpg (manual), 24/32 mpg (automatic)

2.0-liter turbodiesel inline-4
140 horsepower @ 4,000 rpm
236 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 30/42 mpg (manual, sedan and SportWagen), 30/42 mpg (automatic, sedan), 29/39 mpg (auto, SportWagen)

1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 plus electric motor
170 horsepower (combined)
184 lb-ft of torque (combined) @ 1,000-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 42/48 mpg

2.5-liter inline-5 (SportWagen only)
170 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
177 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/33 mpg (manual), 23/30 mpg (automatic)

How Much Does the Used 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Cost?

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) range can turn a Jetta into a sub-$18,000 economy car or a $30,000-plus sedan with features and performance nearing that of an entry-level luxury car. The Hybrid models range from about $28,000 to over $32,000. Those seeking a fuel-sipper can opt for a TDI diesel model, starting around $24,000. The roomier Jetta SportWagen starts around $21,600 and runs to nearly $30,000. In lower trims, the Jetta is in good company with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Chevrolet Cruze and Subaru Impreza, but can't quite reach the lower starting prices of the Nissan Sentra, Dodge Dart and Kia Forte. Before buying, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Jetta. In terms of predicted resale value, the VW Jetta's is expected to be marginal to good, with diesels faring the best and hybrid models the worst.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta

"Great Car for the money"

Handles great, fun driving, many nice features
Poor clearance lifting wiper blades off windshield
My base model came with 1. a touch screen blue tooth AM/FM CD radio and a rear view camera while backing the car in reverse gear. 2. power windows 3. power locks 4. locking gasoline door portal while the car doors are locked 5. and best of all, a turbo charger with the gasoline engine (acceleration is amazing when you press the accelerator pedal to the floor). Only reason I would not give this model a 5-Star rating is because the windshield wiper blades cannot be lifted off the windshield in an upright "cocked position" to stay up and out of the way while scraping ice and snow off during the cold winter months. So those who live in warmer climates without snow might never even notice this design flaw.Read less
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

"well - made, reliable, fun"

too many to list
can't think of any!
one of the best cars i've owned great drive-train excellent handling nicely appointed fun to drive
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Chris B.
2017 Volkswagen Jetta

"Great car for what it is."

loaded with features, tranny quick and smooth.
seat can get uncomfrotable Deppreciates quickly
I wanted a sporty sedan coming out of a problematic GTI. Even losing the DSG transmission, I haven't noticed too much of a lag in shifts. I know this isn't made to be hit rodding around, but with the 1.8 liter turbo engine it is zippy, and being a compact sedan it is maneuverable. It is smaller than a Passat, however the interior and trunk space is outstanding. I am 6'2 and can easily fit in the backseat. I can put luggage in the trunk, not just carry-ons. I enjoy driving the Jetta, but with my small rear end, the seat can get a bit uncomfortable after a while of driving, my friends don't seem to have that issue and say the seats are comfortable. I like the modest styling of the Jetta, it isn't obnoxiously styled like the Civic SI (at least in my taste.) I was considering a Ford Fusion, but with the interior space and performance I am pretty pleased with the Jetta. After about 24,800 miles I did have a valve on my AC unit go bad, but the warranty covered it, otherwise I would have given it a better grade on quality, as most everything even brakes and tires are holding up. I just had an inspection when they fixed the A/C. I couldn't be more happy with my purchase of a VW Jetta SEL.Read less
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta

"very much"

very much
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta

"Love my Jetta"

comfortable to drive, reliable, safe and stylish
I love my Jetta!! My wife and I bought it brand new in 2011, she just loved Jetta's and this one was her favorite. My wife passed away in 2015 and I just couldn't give up her favorite car. This has been one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned. Except for regular maintenance and recalls I haven't had to do anything to the car. It is very comfortable to drive and gets great gas mileage. I plan on keeping this car as long as it lasts or I last.
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Smartphone Interface


  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player
  • iPod Interface


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 23 mpg
  • EPA Class - Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 29 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 25 mpg


  • Horsepower - 115 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5200 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.65 inches
  • Torque - 125 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4000 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 10.3 seconds


  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Roof Rails
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - 18"
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P195/65HR15
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/45HR17
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 3 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 24000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years


  • Axle Ratio - 3.68
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.25 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.3
  • Total no. valves - 8 valves
  • Valve Train - Single Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 121 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Manual Mode - Tiptronic
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2935 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 94.1 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 14.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.2 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.1 inches
  • Height - 57.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 38.1 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.5 inches
  • Overall Length - 182.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 53.6 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 15.5 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.4 feet
  • Wheel Base - 104.4 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 70.0 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 1156 pounds
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Collision Preparation
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag


2014 Volkswagen Jetta Rankings

115 HP
MPG Combined
25 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
115 HP

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