Cons: Styling is clean, yes, but also rather bland. The recent price cut is the result of an anaemic base engine and sub-par noise insulation. Finally, some reliability issues remain.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Price: The 3 trim levels include Trendline TDI ($22,490), Comfortline TDI ($24,590), and Highline TDI ($27,790).
2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fuel Economy: Look for the Jetta TDI to achieve 4.6L/100km on the highway and 6.7L/100km in the city.
Improvements and Changes: Gone is the torsion beam rear suspension; say hello to a multilink setup. New colours have been added.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Powertrain: The 140-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder turbodiesel under the hood of this Jetta produces a solid 236 lb-ft of torque. Available transmissions include a 6-speed manual gearbox and the acclaimed 6-speed DSG.
Cargo Capacity: The Jetta's trunk can hold up to 440 litres of gear. The split-folding rear seats maximize versatility.
Safety: ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability control, and traction control all come standard. In the event of a collision, the Intelligent Crash Response System and 6 airbags will protect Jetta TDI occupants.
Comparing the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: The compact car segment is loaded with great models such as the Chevrolet Cruze (also with a clean diesel option), Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda3 (soon with a diesel option), Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, and Toyota Corolla.