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Review: 2013 Volkswagen TDI vs 2013 Jetta Hybrid

you driven the new Jetta Hybrid?” up in my Faceache message box. It from Captain Leslie, an E-3 driver, consummate professional, a Jetta TDI pilot (with a and friend from a tour in the East and Oklahoma City. to resist her profile smile, I in search of the elusive electrically VW in a sea of 2.5L sorority mobiles. As she has my ass in the past, I shall attempt to the favor.

Leslie, skip the get another TDI but make sure its a wagon in brown with a

Capt Leslie and her 185K manual TDI

Sajeev pointed out my for VAG products and warned me to be vigilant in my (cough, Panther Love for to render a verdict in true fashion. Having owned Audis, a SEAT Toledo V5, and a MKV Jetta TDI, I might difficulty. But no, thank you VW for screwing up the enough to make this a nonstarter!

The latest Jetta does not up to the previous generation. Before me was a mk4 Jetta, only missing of the details (Vellum Venom ). The MK VI Jetta looks attractive readily identifiable as a Volkswagen, neat creases, and all that technocracity. But it’s a bit boring to the beauties made in Korea.

The MK IV a bold path and the MK V at least controversy, however VW played it too with the MK VI. At least it’s not

The Jetta’s most interesting aspect are the taillights: sporting a lighting pattern for a slightly look. And thats it.

The taillights are helpful when attending scenes.

Step inside: identical, the Jetta TDI and Hybrid the latest in Germanic interior perfectly aligned plastic, a edge notion in 1979 Audi switched to black in the Audi 4000 over the wood in the Fox. It’s forward, easy to use and looks it’ll last forever, but no flair or panache. I’m thinking VW a hipster and they rehashed the mk5 ironically.

The comfortable seats still The leatherette is attractive and will durable. Space is good, the biggest complaint coming the Hybrid, where the battery robs crucial trunk and makes the rear seat through about 30% smaller the regular TDI.

Now about infamous plastic dash. I why VW equipped the low and mid-range Jettas an injection molded dashboard so that Viagra should a patent lawsuit:  Americans do not the dash, or care about bits like the Europeans, or so I been told. They about price and value for

Nicely put together, but not exciting to at.

This fact explains why Americans buy Corollas. VW once in a “just above average” slightly aspirational and cool but BMW douchiness. Catering to a cheaper point made VW just player in this saturated

“But look at the engineering and how well it’s put together!” say the (or more likely the marketers). the engineers dotted their with this design, but to realize they spelled instead of pencil.

I learned in Germany that you buy a Golf for looks, as the Focus and French blow it away. You buy one for the and the drive, true VW trademarks in the The Jetta, a be-trunked extension of the philosophy, should follow mantra of safe looking, yet hooligan mannerisms.

Flogging the TDI and like I stole them, I that not all is lost in Wolfsburg.

The TDI a manual induces grins the open road to city With the 2.0L, direct common-rail diesel, VW engineered the motivator in the American line-up. it up to the low redline and feel a surge of launching you through traffic.

The on paper suggest a middling time but the thrust provided in proves most addictive. I myself punching the throttle to induce grins.

Pitching the car a corner netted more The front end moved around a like a GTI. Generous of the throttle failed to induce understeer, or surprising amounts of steer.

The Jetta TDI hunkered down and through the apex with a bit of whistle. Wow.

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I think the looks and interior were a so the police think you can’t speed in an efficient bar of soap.

I found lift-off oversteer possible with more and ham-fisted steering inputs. around University Ave intersection the Marsha Sharp Freeway, I lift off the throttle, step out the and nail the go pedal in true fashion while netting an 40mpg. The cheap trailing rear suspension was not a handling save for the fiercest bumps, allowed just a bit of skipping.

The was alive and communicative, provided you the slightly artificial electric at lower speeds.

So what of the The “green” Jetta handles the same, yet the leather wrapped wheel was a tad nicer. The same corner entry and roll urge you on to illegal speeds. The difference?

Power delivery: the TDI while the Hybrid just

Instead of a tachometer denoting revs, a dial ranging 1-to-10 presents a percentage of power currently being A tantalizing “boost” zone at you past the 10 mark. My goal was to in “boost” as much as possible. Not the of a hybrid, but I am still an enthusiast.

I kick Priuses like the kick puppies!

The Hybrid an engaging drive, with a engine note and not quite throttle responses. The TDI emerges as the driver’s victor, especially real world fuel figures are factored in. The Hybrid 48mpg highway to the TDI’s 42, but the TDI 40mpg in mixed driving, the Hybrid only scored

The Hybrid is not a green and happy it’s an expensive alternative to the TDI for the crowd. Just behold blue Hybrid badges at every corner!

The TDI comes as cheaper, more reliable, in a manual, and will hold its (look at those used mkV TDI The Hybrid, well it’ll be an Murilee junkyard find in 20

Now Captain Leslie knows the I suggest she keeps her current shift Jetta TDI (with trouble free miles!) and the money for her upcoming wedding. if you have some scratch over, get a Jetta Sportwagen which is just a Golf TDI a big trunk. The current Jetta TDI and are good, but after being a pilot over Afghanistan, you have the wool pulled your eyes: the new Jetta is not to yours.


At least the bartenders and Elise from The Roof in seem to really like it!

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