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Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

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Volkswagen Jetta (2014) review: 30 facts and highlights

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)
Volkswagen Jetta (2014)
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Why is Volkswagen Jetta (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    9.8l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    6.9l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • more headroom (front)
    1.08mvs989.43mm
  • better fuel economy (combined)
    8.1l/100 kmvs9.84l/100 km
  • Height
    1.45mvs1.47m
  • more headroom (rear)
    1.05mvs949.79mm
  • shorter length
    4.63mvs4.86m
  • Width
    1.78mvs1.89m

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

3. smaller turn radius

11.1m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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4. longer basic warranty (years)

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5.Has front-wheel drive
Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

439l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2. more headroom (front)

1.08m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.08m

3.height

1.45m

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4. shorter length

4.63m

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5. more headroom (rear)

1.05m

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.05m

6. longer wheelbase

2.65m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.3Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

125Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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2. better fuel economy (city)

9.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. better fuel economy (highway)

6.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

115hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5. larger fuel tank

55l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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6. more valves

4

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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Features

1.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

2. more airbags

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

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