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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Turbocharged Hybrid

2013 Volkswagen Jetta review: Jetta Hybrid even diesel fuel

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That turn convinced me the transmission’s sport was out of place in the Jetta Hybrid. Its drivetrain let me quickly hit freeway while barreling down the but the light steering and tendency to suggested this car was really as a suburban runabout. Volkswagen the Jetta GLI if you want to exercise inner race car driver.

the manual shift mode is of use, mostly due to the lack of a On a long descent, manually would slow the car, but is a hybrid. Using the brakes for short of a full stop regeneration, slowing the car without out the brake pads. I also that cruise control slowed the car on descents, also on regeneration.

Sport and manual shift are not really useful in the Jetta Wayne Cunningham/CNET

Most was the fact that, even at freeway speeds, my tank in the Jetta Hybrid came in at mpg. Due to the car’s 11.9-gallon gas range is only about 500


Nav without traffic

The car’s system handled the basics of around Los Angeles. But in this merely knowing which to make is not quite enough; it helps to know the locations of jams. The Jetta Hybrid’s navigation system does not traffic, nor does the system weather or fuel prices.

I the system’s responsive nature. The in either 2D or perspective mode, instantaneously as I drove. The destination reacted quickly to my inputs as The points-of-interest interface was limited, letting me view lists of by category, with no search Having the turn-by-turn directions on the instrument cluster was convenient, but system gives its turn at only a mile away, can be problematic in Los Angeles when that maneuver can involve across six lanes of traffic.

The flash-memory-based navigation system traffic information, a key feature in areas. Wayne Cunningham/CNET

high-trim car also came the Fender audio system, I have been very by in previous Volkswagen models, it one of the best values in factory Its 400-watt amp is plenty powerful for the speakers in the system, and the Fender on the tweeters add a stylish touch.

of my listening was done through audio streaming from an 5. I was again impressed by the fidelity of system, as it reproduced instruments great clarity. I could hear Mark Lanegan his guitar strings on the album and the light percussion underlying Mac ‘s Over My Head. notes were crisp, but have had a little more range, and the overall sound have had more presence, but are elements of much more systems.

During Bluetooth streaming, the showed track information on the main LCD and instrument cluster but the skip-track buttons had no effect. A in the glove box had a cable for older-generation and iPods. Volkswagen has not announced a new to handle Apple’s Lightning An SD card slot makes it to leave a music library in the and Volkswagen offers an adapter for its proprietary port with for a USB drive.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Turbocharged Hybrid

Volkswagen puts its iPod way over in the glove box, and not offer a Lightning cable for Apple devices. Wayne

Tuning in to either terrestrial or radio stations is a little as I had to use the middle dial. Volkswagen the far right dial into a button. On menu screens, middle dial selects although the LCD is also a touch The far left dial handles and power, as you would expect.

command let me make calls my paired phone by saying the of a contact. On the phone screen, I also access my phone’s list, and active phone were shown on the instrument display.

Limited competition

compact sedan hybrids are few and far The 2013 Jetta Hybrid has to contend with the Honda Hybrid and the Acura ILX Hybrid. I Volkswagen’s hybrid system than Honda’s, as the former can propel the car under electric and runs more smoothly. EPA highway number of 48 mpg is impressive, I found that sustained speeds of 65 to 70 mph led to a significant reduction.

At the over-30-grand price of the fully Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium, I have expected a more set of cabin electronics. The audio is a high point, and the hands-free system lacks nothing in But the navigation system is very and in high-traffic areas I would be to relying on a smartphone navigation Volkwagen throws in a backup for this top-trim Jetta useful for parking.

Unlike automakers that offer models in only a few trim or just a single trim, makes the Jetta Hybrid in all the same trim levels as the Jetta. However, it commands a premium for the hybrid drivetrain of $5,000, significantly raising the of the car, albeit with improvements, such as the enhanced suspension.

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