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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)
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    Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
    Quick Spin: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
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    Mild-Mannered Fun At 45 mpg The world doesn't need another automaker claiming to have cracked the code for a fun-to-drive hybrid. The concept hasn't worked particularly well in any application. Just ask Lexus. And Honda. Twice. Granted, we don't know how Volkswagen plans to pitch the 2013 Jetta Hybrid when it goes on sale this fall. We didn't get a ...

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