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Cheap Diesel: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Value Edition Costs $22,115

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/7/2014 Christian Seabaugh

Oil burning just got a whole lot cheaper. Amid news that the 2014 VW Jetta lineup earned a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the $22,115 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Value Edition was announced this morning, making the Jetta far and away the cheapest diesel-powered car in the United States.

The Jetta TDI, already the cheapest diesel-powered car in America, gets cheaper by basing the new 2014 Jetta TDI Value Edition off of the base Jetta S, rather than the higher-spec Jetta SE. The Jetta TDI Value Edition keeps the Jetta S' 16-inch steelies and lack of visual flourishes, and adds VW's 140-hp and 236 lb-ft of torque 2.0-liter turbodiesel I-4, electric power steering, heated cloth seats, cruise control, and two extra speakers.

The 2014 Jetta TDI Value Edition starts at $22,115 when equipped with the six-speed manual, $2330 less than 2013's cheapest Jetta TDI. The only available option – Volkswagen's DSG six-speed dual-clutch automatic – costs $1100, bringing the price to $23,215. No matter the transmission, the 2014 VW Jetta TDI Value Edition nets an EPA estimated 30/42 mpg city/highway.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI© Provided by MotorTrend 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

In other Jetta news, Volkswagen also announced that the 2014 model has earned a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA as part of the administration's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). A 5-star NCAP rating is earned by acing the NHTSA's front, side, and rollover crash tests. The 2014 Jetta joins the 2014 Beetle Coupe and 2014 Passat as Volkswagen's 5-star-rated vehicles.

A 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is shown in the gallery below.

Source: Volkswagen


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