Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs Volkswagen Jetta GLI Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.5T Autobahn FWD
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,759
14 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
4 GOOD deals

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2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
1.5T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,641
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The folks at Volkswagen claim their 2014 Jetta SportWagen offers the only diesel-powered station wagon on the market. Possibly that’s so because it’s about the only car on the market t...

2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
1.5T Autobahn FWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
30
djemge writes:
I loved my 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen, TDI. Only traded it in because VW bought it back due to the emissions con...
Power Ranked 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI SEL better.
"The aerodynamics. "
Front Seats Ranked 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI SEL worse.
"The sporty seats are more bolstered which are perfect for my son, but not as comfortable for those with medium to larger body types The Jetta seats were more comfortable overall, but not as stylish."
nhansby writes:
-Fun Handling -Amazing fuel economy -dirt cheap for what it is -premium at a budget -a little underpowered...
Value Ranked 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE worse.
"fuel economy and drivability is 10/10 compared to the rav4"
5
tyrbloom writes:
Only had my VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen for a few months. So far, I love it. Great handling and very comfortable...
Handling Ranked 2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited better.
"Hard to beat Subarus All Wheel Drive technology."
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited worse.
"Smoother, cleaner lines. Definitely nicer looking interior."
2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
1.5T Autobahn FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
1.5T Autobahn FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
30 MPG
36 MPG
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.6 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 35.5 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 32.8 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 915 lbs
Exterior
Length 179.4 in 186.9 in
Width 70.1 in 70.8 in
Height 59.2 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 105.6 in

Available Options

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Uni
  • Candy White
  • Moonrock Silver Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tempest Blue Metallic
  • Toffee Brown Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Option Packages

  • Bicycle Roof Rack Kit
  • Body Kit
  • Roof Edge Spoiler
  • Roof Rack Kit (Discontinued)
  • Ski Roof Rack Kit
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Wheels: 17" Goal Silver Alloy (4)
2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
1.5T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Kings Red Metallic
  • Kings Red Metallic W/Black Roof
  • Pure Gray
  • Pure Gray W/Black Roof
  • Pure White
  • Pure White W/Black Roof
  • Rising Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • GLI Black Package

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