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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

More Fun Than A Prius, Less Sensible Than A TDI Let's have some fun, and do some math. 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. The competitors in question, at least for now, are two more Jettas: the diesel-drinking TDI and the fit-for-the-masses SE with VW's long-serving 2.5-liter engine. To keep the equations clean and simple (hey, we're writers), we'll calculate based on the most flattering EPA miles per gallon... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.4L Turbo I4 / 20kW motor
Power:
170 HP / 184 LB-FT (comb.)
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
MSRP:
$31,180 (as tested)

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE

Gray, 5 Cyl, Manual, FWD
  • Suitland, MD
Price: $15,000 Mileage: 17719

2013 Volkswagen Jetta SE

Silver, 5 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Glen Burnie, MD
Price: $16,890 Mileage: 8307

2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 7

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 10

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 9

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 12

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Red, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: $21,200 Mileage: 37

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 12

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 9

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

White, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 4

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 50

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

Red, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 4

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Black, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 12

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 12

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

, 4 Cyl, Automatic, FWD
  • Capitol Heights, MD
Price: Mileage: 10
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