NEW FOR 2014:

– Anti-theft wheel bolts deleted.
– 1.8L TSI replaces 2.5L.
– Electromechanical power steering for 1.8 TSI models.
– New Trendline+ TDI trim, Sportline discontinued.
– Multilink rear suspension standard on all trims.
– Highline gets soft-touch dashboard.
– MDI relocated from glovebox to centre armrest.
– LED licence plate illumination, sunglasses holder standard on all trims.
– Cardholder in centre console standard on all trims (except with KESSY).
– Power adjustable and heatable mirrors with LED turn signals, floor mats and locking glove box now standard on Trendline+.
– Sienna cloth design change (pattern rotated 90 degrees).
– Power recline on front seats now standard on Comfortline.
– 6-way power driver seat now standard on Highline.
– Paint changes: Tornado Red available on Trendline+ and up.

For 2014, Volkswagen is again making their compact sedan a more premium offering. A new 1.8L TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaces the outgoing 2.5L five-cylinder while the rear suspension of all Jettas now features a multilink design. A new Trendline+ TDI model has been introduced though the Sportline model has been discontinued. Other changes have been made to enhance trim packages.

The Jetta GLI and Turbocharged Hybrid are covered in separate entries.

The Jetta comes with a choice of three engines: a 2.0L four-cylinder (115 hp, 125 lb-ft), 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder (170 hp, 184 lb-ft), and a 2.0L four-cylinder turbodiesel (140 hp, 236 lb-ft). The gasoline engines use a five-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic with Tiptronic. The TDI uses a six-speed manual or optional six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic. The 2.0L is the base engine in Trendline, Trendline+ and Comfortline trims. The 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI are available in Trendline+, Comfortline, and Highline trims. The Highline gets the 1.8 TSI as its base engine.

Features on the Trendline include 2.0L four-cylinder gas engine, 5-speed manual transmission, 15-inch steel wheels, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, hydraulic power-assisted steering, MacPherson strut front/multilink rear suspension, traction control, electronic differenial lock, engine braking assist, electronic stability control, hill hold assist, dual exhaust, black front grille, LED licence plate illumination, black exterior mirror housings, variable intermittent windshield wipers, engine immobilizer, 12V outlet (x2), trip computer, gear indicator, power locks, dual vanity mirrors, 4-speaker audio, satellite radio, auxiliary input, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain), LATCH, 6-way manual front seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, rearview camera, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and power windows with pinch protection.

Trendline+ adds electromechanical power steering (1.8 TSI), engine block heater, LED turn signals integrated into exterior mirrors, body-coloured mirror housings, power adjustable heated exterior mirrors, heated windshield washer nozzles, keyless entry, heated front seats, lockable glove box, manual climate control/air conditioning, front adjustable armrest with storage, cruise control, and front and rear floor mats.

Trendline+ TDI adds 2.0 four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, six-speed manual transmission, electromechanical power steering, front fog lights, multifunction trip computer, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, 8-way adjustable front seats with lumbar, and rear seat pass-through and center armrest.

Comfortline adds (to Trendline+) front and rear floor mats, 15-inch alloy wheels, power sunroof, anti-theft vehicle alarm, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, 6.5-inch touchscreen audio, 8-way adjustable front seats with lumbar, rear seat pass-through and center armrest, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth, and chrome tips for window switches ; removes engine block heater.

Comfortline TDI adds 2.0 four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, six-speed manual transmission, electromechanical power steering, black front grille with chrome applications, front fog lights, panoramic sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, black window surrounds with chrome base, chrome rings around instruments, remote release for trunk, and leather-wrapped shift knob/handbrake lever.

Highline adds (to Comfortline) 1.8 turbocharged four-cylinder engine, electromechanical power steering, black front grille with chrome applications, 17-inch alloy wheels, black window surrounds with chrome base, chrome ring around instruments, multifunction trip computer, KESSY keyless access with push-button start, remote release for trunk, 6-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped shift knob/handbrake lever, and leather interior.

Highline TDI adds 2.0 four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, six-speed manual transmission, engine block heater, and panoramic sunroof.

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