2013 Toyota Prius vs 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Car Reviews

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Volkswagen Jetta Electric Cars

Can a hybrid newcomer take on the

Mike Schlee Jun. 06, Photos by Adam Wood and Blanchette. Video by Adam and Chris Blanchette

Volkswagen and have never really along. Ever since the car unleashed the original Beetle the world, the manufacturer has continued to the beat of its own drum. Case in over the past decade have become all the rage, but has resisted this trend and to combat these half-breed fuel misers with an range of TDI diesel models.

In fact, nearly every in Volkswagen’s line-up features a powered version.


All-new for 2013, the Jetta adds yet another engine to the automaker’s line-up, bringing the number of Jetta flavors up to The 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 150 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is of a hybrid system that an electric motor and clutch to the gasoline engine.

The electric motor produces 27 hp and 114 of torque. Total output 170 hp while total torque 184 lb-ft due to transmission limitations.

transmission is a first for a hybrid a seven-speed, DSG dual-clutch automatic It employs a dry-clutch design, of the usual wet-clutch set-up in other Volkswagen vehicles.

solid power on tap the car is said to 60 mph from a standstill in less 9 seconds, which is fairly for a hybrid. The combination of the hybrid plant and DSG transmission means is a momentary hesitation after throttle tip-in, which can be a disconcerting when starting on inclines as the car tends to roll

Volkswagen Jetta Electric Cars

The Prius sticks to what has it a success all these years. means the tried and true Atkinson cycle hybrid continues to power the Prius. The four-cylinder engine makes 98 hp and 105 of torque and is paired to an electric that creates 80 hp and 153 lb-ft of Total output from the two is 134 hp which may be much lower the Jetta, but the Prius does a weight advantage tipping the at 3,042 lbs. vs. 3,302

This allows the Prius a continuously variable transmission to achieve the 0-60 mph run in 9.8 seconds, is only a second behind the Hybrid. However, in regular driving, throttle response is far than the turbocharged Jetta


On the the Prius’s CVT does droan a but low rpm vibration is much better the Jetta Hybrid. Both offer a smooth ride, but the Hybrid shudders a bit when away from a stop, like Volkswagens TDI models. much smoother, the Prius quite a bit of throttle input to away from a stop any speed, which can have a effect on fuel economy. If power is called for, the does have a Power and the Jetta a Sport


Both improve responsiveness a minor hit in fuel economy.

Volkswagen Jetta Electric Cars


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