The seven-speed automated transmission shifts quickly and smoothly. Any recommendations for the car? Trunk space is a generous 15. I finally had to cut my loss. The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuts new drivetrain technology for Volkswagen in the U. If you want a full soft-touch interior like in Jettas of old, the Hybrid can't help you.
My sales rep Karen Hernandez was nice and I never felt any pressure to purchase a vehicle. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, traction control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. This car gets great mileage in the city and amazing mileage on the highway. This roominess carries over to the Jetta Hybrid model as well, although the battery layout consumes more trunk space -- about 4 additional cubic feet -- compared to the standard sedan's expansive cargo hold. That's true of the , no doubt, and of the as well. AutoTrader Recommends Given the reasonable pricing, there's not a bad Jetta Hybrid in the bunch.
At the heart of the Volkswagen hybrid proposition is a powertrain comprised of a 1. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557632826347 ; listingsSearchManager. It's still not as upscale as previous Jettas, but the hybrid's interior is competitive relative to the cabins seen in other small and midsize sedans, and build quality is tight, too. The three-person rear bench seat is impressively roomy for two adults, with a comfortable seating position and generous legroom and foot space. Diesel models, meanwhile, will please drivers not only with their 40-plus mpg but the torque from their powerful yet quiet engines.
With all of that info loaded into our mental hoppers, how much time does it take to make the 45-mpg fuel economy of the Jetta Hybrid offset its premium price? In real-world situations, four adults will be plenty comfortable. The car was quick for a hybrid had a nice look and a nice stereo. Jetta shoppers seeking improved fuel economy suddenly have two very strong choices: hybrid or diesel. Never been to an auction before? Images displayed may not be representative of the actual trim level of a vehicle. Technology Although we like that the Jetta Hybrid's technology doesn't dominate the driving experience, we're disappointed that iPod integration isn't standard on the base model. We looked at four Jetta drivetrains with automatic transmissions.
Press the gas pedal to take off from a stop, and nothing happens for a moment before the car surges forward. With all of that info loaded into our mental hoppers, how much time does it take to make the 45-mpg fuel economy of the Jetta Hybrid offset its premium price? Be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what buyers in your area are paying for the 2013 Jetta. Vehicle option and pricing are subject to change. He purchased a low-mileage 5-year-old hybrid with under 40K miles and is delighted to be routinely getting 45 mpg and, on highway trips, somewhere above 50 mpg. We're talking pretty rudimentary stuff, multiplication and division, to figure out if the upcoming Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid can make a baseline case for itself against two very strong competitors in this segment. Up front, the Jetta's cabin ranges from drab to posh, depending on trim level.
Information provided is believed accurate but all specifications, pricing, and availability must be confirmed in writing directly with the dealer to be binding. Compared with the previous generation, some might think the latest Jetta sedan to be decidedly bland. Crunching the Numbers Volkswagen offers a variety of powertrains for the Jetta and, generally speaking, more efficient versions come with higher price tags. I recommend this car to any small family looking for a good looking car that doesn't kill you at the gas pumps; yet still a lot of fun to drive. The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuts new drivetrain technology for Volkswagen in the U.
Vehicle Details The 2013 Jetta may be classified as a compact car, but these sedans feature a roomy, 5-passenger interior. Within a year we lost the heat. Jetta Hybrid in the Market The hybrid market has been defined by quirky-looking cars like the original Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. Clearly the transition between the electric regen brakes and the mechanical brakes is not as it should be. With its range of engine choices and available creature comforts, the Jetta can be a rival to budget compact sedans, such as the Toyota Corolla, or nearly keep pace with entry-level luxury cars such as its Audi A4 cousin. After all, the company has plenty of long-running success at achieving high fuel economy with diesel engines. Premium, eye-catching alloy wheels help give higher-end models some visual pop.
And so we have the Jetta Hybrid, which has the most nominal changes in appearance to connote its difference from conventional Jetta models. There may be some variances between the photos shown and the actual product. Transmissions vary, too, from 5- and 6-speed manuals to a 6-speed automatic with a sport mode for quicker response. Driving Impressions The Jetta Hybrid driving experience is dominated by its energetic powerplant, but there's a lot to be said for its dynamics, too. Hybrid models have a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of less than nine seconds, swift for such a car. Though not swift, even base Jettas are comfortable and reasonably composed, while 2.
The Jetta's historic mix of practicality and personality became a thing of the past with this latest generation, which maximized the former and minimized the latter. The only obvious sign you're driving something different is that an analog hybrid power gauge has taken the place of the tachometer. The previous owner did all the required maintenance and did alot of highway driving. We're talking pretty rudimentary stuff, multiplication and division, to figure out if the upcoming Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid can make a baseline case for itself against two very strong competitors in this segment. Feel free to contact us with any questions. However, the door panels continue to be hard and cheap-feeling, so there's a bit of a mismatch here. The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta continues to hit on all the proverbial cylinders in both sales and the sheer variety of forms in which it is offered.