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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Updated September 19, 2012

I’ve always been a fan of the Jetta. It’s not ugly, always has been good with fuel economy, and its affordable. The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid takes the Jetta line even further, and I’m impressed.

It comes with a turbocharged 1.4L V4 engine with a dual clutch 7 speed automatic transmission system. It gets 45 miles to the gallon, just a little under the Prius, but it doesn’t look like complete shit. Able to hit 20 or 30 MPH on electric power alone, the Jetta Hybrid has its gas engine flare up at times to pick up more speed. It creates a loud sound for such a small engine, but it’s not terrible. Even with the turbocharged engine, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid won’t pick up more than 200 horsepower. It’s not a sports cars, but I think its a great daily driver if you’re looking in that low price range.

Inside the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, it’s spacey. It’s not one of those four door cars that are as small as coupes. It’s actually a good full sized sedan with good cab space and good trunk space as well. Its large sizes makes for a pretty heavy car, coming in at well over 3,000 pounds, the Jetta is a perfect combination for someone looking for a family car with a sporty look and feel to it. The seats are comfortable, and it comes with most features you’d expect in a new car such as an advanced audio system, traction control, power steering, and more.

Its base model starts at 25 grand. It may sound expensive but it’s honestly extremely cheap. I haven’t seen a hybrid that I wouldn’t mind owning that costs less than 50 grand yet. The Chevy Volt is a great car that isn’t even as efficient as the Jetta hybrid, yet it costs $39,000. The base model Jetta you can get for around 20 if not cheaper, but it will have a standard fuel economy, about half that of the Hybrid version.

 

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Calvin Escobar
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