2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 , 10:02:13 byEmil

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

The German model Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has two very strong competitors in the segment and we are trying to determine weather it will handle the situation or not. For the moment, the competitors we are talking about are another two Jetta variants: a TDI and SE with a 2.5-liter engine. In terms of price, let us refresh you memory by adding that the VW Jetta hybrid costs $24,995 which means it is $2.005 more expensive than the TDI and $6.000 more expensive than the SE. the TDI has a fuel consumption of 43 mpg on the highway and the Hybrid uses 48 mpg.

Under the hood of the Jetta Hybrid we will find a 1.4-liter turbocharged gas engine and also a 20kW electric motor that provides power from a 220-volt, 60-cell lithium-ion battery pack. In the end, the overall output reaches to 170 horsepower and 184 lb. ft. of torque. The electric motor can produce 114 lb. ft. of torque on its own, but actually the put-through number is electronically limited by the transmission of the car. The electric motor is also able to work on its own, in a fully electric mode, when state of charge and load demands allow, up to 37 mph. this can also be used together with the turbo gas engine that offers more scoot during full-throttle runs. After analyzing all these we can say with all confidence that this Jetta is a far more fun-to-drive hybrid than most of its competitors. The other critical expectation refers to the incredible fuel economy which apparently it is not that incredible. The specialists say VW Jetta Hybrid reaches 42 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. Considering all the elements mentioned we have to say we wonder about the buyers of this car. Who are they?
Source: autoblog