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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE

Smart and Sporty Hybrid Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE

In short: An athletic, well-equipped hybrid sedan.

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review

This smart and stylish hybrid sedan balances practicality with performance, earning up to 48 mpg highway while still offering 170 horsepower and a driver-friendly ride. Urbanites will also enjoy tooling about town in the Jetta Hybrid, which utilizes regenerative braking and a lithium-ion battery-powered motor to get great gas mileage in the city as well as the open road.

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 12-year/unlimited mile limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance; 3-year/36,000-mile Carefree Maintenance.

Base Price: $26,990 / As Tested: 27,820

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with electric motor
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 1,000-4,500 rpm
Torque: 184 lb-ft @ 1,000-4,000 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic with Tiptronic

Curb weight:
3,311 lbs
Wheelbase: 104.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 182.8/70/57.2 in
Turning circle: 36.4 ft

4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

Top Speed: 130 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 7.9 seconds

EPA City:
42 mpg
EPA Highway: 48 mpg

driver and front passenger front airbags; driver and front passenger side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags


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