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Volkswagen’s Jetta has been anticipated since 2010. and since its November launch. it is proving to be a fairly yet frugal car.

The entire line was revised in 2011, more distinct from hatchbacks, and the 2013 Hybrid the fifth powertrain option for sixth-generation model range.

far, sales have modestly. In March. its 451 units equaled the number of Honda hybrids sold, and it should room to go higher.

As a front-wheel-drive it retains the family look and handling capability, but as a hybrid it the line’s highest EPA fuel rating, boasting low-to-zero as well.

Starting at $24,995 for the only entry level and ranging through the SE and SEL trim Volkswagen’s highest Jetta of $31,180 is commanded for the top-line SEL

Volkswagen does pack a amount in however. The Jetta is the only turbo hybrid in the class. It features the only automatic transmission and has a more suspension than lesser regular Jettas.

All combined, it on being a sports sedan you want it to be, or you can mellow out and experience it as a car that does well other hybrids.

Much New the Hood

The gas portion of the powertrain is a turbocharged, 1.4-liter, four-cylinder; one of latest EA211 series of engines. The TSI engine carries over from the previous generation, and offers improved torque, and suitability for turbocharging.

It a total of 150 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 184 of torque from 1,600 To help achieve this, it a high 10.5:1 compression thus requiring premium as do all of VW’s turbo engines. happens if you pump in regular

The ECU will retard the timing, and and mileage will likely

1.4L turbo engine on transaxle on right, pancake down underneath in the middle. clutches are involved in this – two in clutch trans, another for motor decoupling.

The electric part of the powertrain via a 27-horsepower (20 kw) motor capable of 114 of torque. It’s sandwiched the transaxle and gas engine and can decouple via a to save fuel in all-electric at lower speeds, or up to 84 mph such as coasting down a hill, foot off the gas, or decelerating. are tricks Honda’s Integrated Assist cannot accomplish.

The gets its power from a 1.1-kwh battery positioned the rear axle. The 220-volt, pack lets the car travel a mile on electric power at up to 37 per hour. Selecting “E-Mode” it travel electrically up to 44 mph with aggressive accelerator input.

available for quicker-paced driving or power is a boosting mode in both the engine and motor together. This is enabled in the mode, manual mode, and full throttle in drive

The total gas-plus-electric system can 170 horsepower and its peak 184 pounds-feet is not one more than torque by the gas engine alone. Why? The motor is held back to the VW s otherwise most-efficient DQ200 transmission from excess and tear.

So what does the torque do then? Aside contributing to forward propulsion various circumstances mentioned, it torque at lower rpm. the help of the electric motor, is achieved at 1,000 rpm.

the system uses regenerative in addition to the battery charging the motor-generator also provides, and the Hybrid incorporates stop-start.

All VW’s new hybrid system well. It provides acceleration on par a 200-horsepower but heavier, larger Hybrid. and it’s definitely than the 44 mpg compact-class Civic it’s most closely against.


The Jetta exterior shape is the same as Jettas but it gets a few aerodynamic to reduce coefficient of drag to from 0.30.

Up front, the visual cue is a solid grille – also by a blue-inlaid VW badge to one on the rear and silver and blue logos flanking the sides. The grille controls cooling air the engine compartment. The front that broaches on being a car s splitter is also mildly and out back is a functional decklid

Also unique are extended skirts and underneath are trim and end plates leading to a diffuser at the to reduce turbulence and control air

The result is a merging of semi-sporty into a car primarily designed for mpg and low emissions. In fact, the Jetta is both – an either/or proposition, and this flexibility that be appreciated by traditional car enthusiasts who may be that going green accepting a gelded car.

said, the redesigned Jetta look somewhat plain pretentious sport-styling cues, creases, or the like. It does not excess attention to itself, but a look reveals lines are purposeful and tastefully done.

Inside the Jetta Hybrid, it is function – to a point. Instruments and are logically placed. Steering controls lend hands-free to several key functions.

That is a hybrid is soon obvious as are a total of three possible to monitor what the gas-electric is doing.

Power Meter on instead of a tachometer.

On the left of the instrument cluster, in place of an tachometer, is a Power Meter. It sort of like a tach, but has a colored zone to indicate battery charging, such as off the gas, or on the brakes.

As the needle in a clockwise direction, above the is a numbered blue Eco zone back-and-forth gas-electric-charge operation. And that, number six to number 10 on the indicates engine power is being used. Beyond is Boost which indicates are being used.

This arrangement is all well and good, but the car can be manually shifted, a tachometer have been nice.

call this an avoidable and an enthusiast will need a ear to listen to engine note for to shift, or to memorize shift by the mph marks on the speedo.

Nitpicks the rest of the interior leaves to fault. Fit and finish are good, are pretty good – a mix of soft-touch on the dash and arm rest, with plastics that have the appearance down by the shifter, and on the

Room inside the 104.4-inch car is respectable also. Front is listed as 38.2 inches; legroom is 41.2 inches. headroom is 37.1 inches, and legroom is 38.1 inches.

As a to a benchmark hybrid sedan one up, the Camry hybrid, the Jetta is down a couple inches or so and there, the Camry s wheelbase is five inches longer, but the VW fit a wide variety of people.

The VW is comparable to the Honda Civic As a five-seater, it s definitely good for and an occasional fifth, especially if the person in the middle back row is or a child.

Otherwise, the front s seat could be adjusted for my height, and 34-inch inseam, and I then hop in back behind the s seat, and have sufficient

On the Road

The Jetta Hybrid to be widely versatile, offering for almost everyone. Do you want to it and see if you can crest 50 mpg? This is Do you want to carve corners on favorite back road

You can do that too, if you don’t chopping mpg by a third or half.

via a pushbutton on the shifter console, the Hybrid defaults to standard Mode. It will try to emulate an car up to 37 mph, assuming mild inputs, and suitable conditions. The button works as advertised, more aggressive accelerator at up to 44 mph.

Pressing the gas to the floor of kicks the engine on. You can always track of what’s going on a choice of the Power Meter, mounted on the central instrument – or, in the center is a second display shows the powertrain as it toggles charging or engine power or motor power.

And redundantly redundant, on the infotainment touchscreen, a colored graphic shows the flow.

Best mileage of is achieved with judicious in Drive mode, and letting the car when to shift. The ECU uses the torque to short-shift to a conservative-as-possible

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If you toggle the shifter right manual mode, you’ll yourself in a numbered gear. at less than full speeds you could be in a relatively 5th, 6th or 7th gear. So, once in you can downshift to a higher-revving gear by back on the lever. The ECU will let you to as low a gear as possible without

Or, you could upshift by reversing action.

Shifts are not heart-beat and there is a few millisecond lag time, so is not a Tiptronic made by Porsche. The are otherwise flawless however.

If you do and drive in manual, the car will in a given gear as long as before automatically upshifting. It automatically downshifts. This is a fire way to ruin your mpg score, but VW assumes some will want to have the for sport driving.

And, for a it can be quick, but it’s no ripper a 0-60 time of somewhere 7.9 seconds – we’ve seen one that clocked it at 7.2, and VW says less than 9 It’s electrically governed to 125 and being designed for the Autobahn, is comfortable pulling 85 mph or a good bit all day long.

Dropped by to visit hobbits. Survey: Nine out of 10 approve of VW s new hybrid.

Coming to a the car’s stop-start function as it should. You may just take off in especially if in E-Mode. Or the gas engine turn on depending on conditions and rate.

When the engine start, you hear it, and feel it feed in power.

Cornering is controlled with the German-market-spec suspension adding to the compliance, and input fed through the electrically rack and pinion. The car conceals its pounds well, and the battery in adds to the balance. The ContiContact low resistance 205/55-16 tires on our SEL well, and did not squeal under brisk cornering.

Braking is up to the task from the three-channel 11.3-inch vented front, and solid rear discs. quick stops are possible control.

Again, the car is sporty, but not a and if pushed harder, the Hybrid have less grip for and braking. While cornering, its and damper rates feel than would be desired for a sports sedan. In undulating the car can get a little wallowy if pushed, but it feels like it would you off the road unless you did something ham fisted and careless.

Tip . To optimize it as a sports sedan, an A-pillar mounted tach be sourced, along with suspension mods and grippier Mileage may decline a little, but will increase.

Unusual for city mpg is lower than the Achieving the advertised numbers, as is possible but it all depends on how you drive. If you are a speeder, like to jam the gas to the floor a take-off, and are not smooth with the expect mpg to plummet into the even the high 20s.

If you good mpg-enhancing technique, find Volkswagen did the job right.

Our car came with around miles and it had been driven by a of who-knows-how-many random individuals, driving styles undoubtedly mild to wild. Its mileage said it had averaged just 35.2 mpg in its short lifetime.

A Offering

German automakers in years past resisted showing less enthusiasm say, Toyota. But the U.S. and global regulations besides are it.

Higher-line hybrids from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, and even supercharged Toureg Hybrid all a tendency to co-opt the electric into one more speed Their idea of a hybrid has to skew the balance of power only mildly improved while making a vehicle as or faster than all-gas

The VW Jetta Hybrid does not abandon this heritage, but its vs. mpg balance is weighted closer to and it can deliver competitive mpg when

Competitive also to a point, is its which is in range of other compact and mid-sized hybrids on trim and options. The base Hybrid starts, as mentioned, at above that is the $26,990 Hybrid SE, $29,325 Jetta SEL, and $31,180 Jetta SEL Premium.

The 200-horsepower mid-sized Hybrid can perform similarly, but it a CVT transmission not favored by some and is heavier and softer. The Korean from Hyundai and Kia do come six-speed automatic transmissions, and are competitive. Ford s Fusion is also one to consider.

The actual direct competitor, within a few hundred dollars, the Hybrid from Honda is not as but weighing only 2,870 or so, can hold the road well returning similar economy.

own Jetta TDI is also a contender. It a little less to get into, and in price depending on trim and Its torque is strong, but max power is It requires pricey diesel (pricey but less expensive) gas.

It will also emit more, if that to you beyond mpg considerations. The Jetta has a gauge to chronicle 30-minute of its emissions right on down to emissions only possible electric power.

But beyond we’d contend this is a qualified decision. Some try to whittle it down to a mere equation, and while that’s numerous other factors be considered.

In its favor, the Jetta with its DCT transmission offers levels of fun for what it is. Unknown is how the reliability record will be three clutches, and all that new packed into a new form

All told, it promises a lot, and say Volkswagen did a great job, and such hybrids are promised by the whose slogan is “Think .” While it’s actually a choice, the Jetta Hybrid as is versatile, fun, yet efficient you want it to be. In our view, that is a balance of attributes, and worth a look.

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