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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

By Jim Prueter

The Volkswagen brand is on innovation. And the 2013 Jetta is no exception. It’s not only the hybrid for Volkswagen, but it’s the first-ever turbocharged hybrid

This is a big move for diesel-devoted and the result is nothing short of

With the debut of the Jetta VW shoppers will have a of a gasoline-powered, diesel-powered, or gas-electric–powered — something no other manufacturer among one model. Opting for the does, however, come at a For the hybrid, you’ll pay about more than for a similarly gasoline Jetta, and about more than the diesel-powered


In the world of gas-electric hybrids, combined city/highway mileage of 45 mpg isn’t exceptional. The Toyota is rated at a combined 50 mpg, and a starting price of $24,995 is less than the Jetta.

In my price and fuel economy make the Prius a better choice. The proof is in the driving, the Jetta is an absolute winner. If you like to drive, the Jetta is the for you.

Let’s start with the new in the Jetta: It has a 1.4-liter, 170-horsepower, 4-cylinder gasoline engine. gas engine is linked to an electric and a silky smooth, seven-speed, clutch automatic transmission stair-steps through the transmission just as real cars do. The and hybrids like it, uses a variable transmission (CVT) in my opinion, completely zaps fun from the vehicle.

The Jetta’s electric motor 27 horsepower, and you can drive the first 1.2 in pure-electric mode at a top speed of 44 Volkswagen employs advanced technology for the electric power, comes from 60 batteries less than 80 pounds and in the trunk. You’ll lose a bit of space, but the added fuel is worth the sacrifice.

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

The Jetta is much quicker you would expect, and here’s the part: It isn’t plagued by the hybrid start-stop shuddering as it through its normal cycles of shutting off, and restarting.

not only fun to drive, it’s too. The Insurance Institute for Safety named the 2013 a top Safety Pick, and the National Traffic Safety Administration it four out of a possible five

But the Jetta is not perfect; I did have a few gripes. Volkswagen recommends fuel because of the turbocharger. and operating controls are fussy and complicated to use, especially the system.

However, the bottom line is the new hybrid is a frugal, sporty, sedan built with engineering. It isn’t a Prius — and a good thing.

JIM PRUETER . an writer based in Phoenix, has reviews and advice about for more than 20 years.

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