2014 Vw Jetta Se Specs

2014 Vw Jetta Se Specs

2014 Vw Jetta Se Specs – Vw is killing the Jetta and Passat’s five-cylinder engine. Upon learning this reports, exactly no-one in our office observed a minute of silence or taken off that gun in a salute to VW’s five. Why not? Very well, the engine’s heavy flat iron block, lackluster power, unimpressive fuel economy, and peculiar thrum didn’t win any admirers. In exchange for the five, VW is offering a new turbo charged 1. 8-liter direct-injection 4cyl that, according to Volks-wagen, is related to the GTI’s turbo four.

Calm and packed with rpm, the new engine falls short of the revvy nature of its GTI cousin. Or does it have a charismatic sound, simply a more subdued hum. But it’s the tall gearing, presumably chosen for gas efficiency, that really relieves the engine of almost all of its appeal. Second gear is good for 71 mph in the long five-speed, which keeps the revs low and the fervor lower. A shorter final-drive proportion would go a long way toward getting out of bed this engine.

Engine aside, not much has changed in Jettaville. In SE lean, as with our $21, 240 test car, you get a hard-plastic dashboard, but at least VW improved all Jettas to back disc brakes this past year and an independent rear delay, pause for 2014. There’s a mature ride-and-handling compromise at play here that errs on the softer aspect of sporty. The framework is solid. And, while the Jetta’s steering addresses as earnestly as a Bible salesman, the tires mumble just like a 10th grader who’s just learned goth. The spacious interior and back seat are more adult friendly. This Jetta never grins; what has is an over-the-road stoicism that neither excites or offends.

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