2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review Car Reviews

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FAST FACTS

2. Rated at a 45 mpg, that’s 11 mpg more the Jetta TDI

3. The 0-60 sprint is in 8.6 seconds.

4. Trunk space is 4 cu-ft compared to its gasoline/diesel

5. Hybrid models start at a $2,000 premium compared to the TDI

A of sorts, the point VW is making is its hybrid isn’t just fuel economy – though it an impressive statement in that as well. Driving the brand’s ever hybrid in and around Fe, New Mexico, there’s an immediate that the German automaker has in delivering customer satisfaction any compromises.

How VW managed to do so is by combining a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine a 27-hp electric motor, braking and an all-electric, zero-emissions The combination delivers impressive and fuel economy. Matched a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic the outcome defies regular expectations presenting a vehicle feels powerful yet is extremely

CLEAN, CONSERVATIVE AND CONFIDENT

and lean from front to the Hybrid looks blessed normality and the same contemporary as its gas counterparts. Redesigned in 2011, the has a longer wheelbase and 2.9-inches to its overall length.

The designers at decided not to reshape the Jetta for yet have refreshed the exterior with mild hybrid accents while keeping the essence. The only notable of the green vehicle are blue-highlighted VW hybrid badging, new alloy and a new front grille. More changes include a custom airdam, trunklid spoiler and skirts.

FAMILIAR, BUT UNIQUE

simple and casually refined, the finishes are nothing new to folks who spent some time in Volkswagen products. Expect a conservative and partially upscale The Hybrid’s cabin remains a place, with agreeable head and legroom.

Our SEL Premium even had stylized gray and two-tone seating finishes, a sense of sporty sharpness.

Rear seating is still along with plenty of in the door panels. However, the is slightly more diminutive gasoline models in order to the Hybrid’s battery pack at cu-ft compared to 15.5. it retains a 60/40 rear split to accommodate more.

On a level, there are hits and On the plus side, VW has created one of the hybrid power meters in the Complete with indications on Eco and Boost, the simplistic visual is analogue and leaves out any guessing-games. fuel and performance stats are presented in the digital navigation on the centre stack.

Unfortunately, the system is less than as we found the GPS system to be outdated poor functionality.

The interior are identical to what can be found in gas Jetta models. The options can be up as follows: the base Hybrid at $24,995 offers power adjustable front seats, climate-control, Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and more. The Hybrid SE adds power front seats, a media-device touchscreen and keyless access push-button start.

For more premium choices, the SEL at $29,325 has a sunroof, navigation, seats and a six-way power seat, plus 16-inch wheels outside. And compared to the the Hybrid SEL Premium adds the 9-speaker Fender audio with subwoofer and a rearview while outside there are headlights with LED Daytime Lights, an Active Front-Lighting (AFS) and 17-inch aluminum-alloy

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AN ENJOYABLE HYBRID

Estimated to a combined fuel economy of 45 per gallon as well as 0-60 mph in than 9.0 seconds (8.6 to be exact), the Hybrid seems a game-changer — an alternative to the or TDI. After spending a day with our tester on the mountainous of New Mexico, the Hybrid proved its A winning combination of driving the 1.4L turbocharged gas engine 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque) with a 27 horsepower (20kW) electric motor (generating a 114 lb-ft of torque) coupled a seven-speed, DSG dual-clutch automatic (operable as an automatic or sequential know as a sport mode) with confidence, efficiency and a sense of natural aspiration the excess of fumes.

It’s a quiet ride smooth acceleration and able thanks to the borrowed suspension of the Jetta GLI, with a rear end, meaning both efficient and engaging. The drive feel and cornering is precise and sporty, without overall passenger comfort.

in multiple modes, the Electric (E-Mode) is the primary selection the car’s start-up as the drivetrain is to afford efficiency, prompting the to run gasoline-free at up to 37 mph (for up to 1.2 miles), on driving conditions and the hybrid’s power. Push the E-Mode and the emissions-free speed is extended up to 44 mph and the gas pedal inputs can be more

Above 37 mph (44 mph in E-Mode), when the level is low, or the driver more throttle power, the kicks-in to give an extra The electric motor then with the gas engine to get the promised of 170 horsepower. When coming from speed, regenerative system recharges the battery the engine is decoupled from the to reduce drag.

THE VERDICT

For the who think that a hybrid cannot be more than a uneventful machine, think


While you won’t be hitting 187 the 8.6-second jaunt to 60 mph means is a hybrid that doesn’t on power. And even when not driving foot-to-the-floor, it’s and engaging.

Starting at a base of $24,995 ($2,000 more the 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel the Jetta Hybrid is a welcome to the growing hybrid market. If shopping for the most fuel-efficient skip the TDI and order the all-new

And if you’re in the market for another anything from a Prius to a this German green-machine the very best traits of fuel economy and affordability.

Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto
Volkswagen E Up! – Electric Car 60kW Auto

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