Volkswagen said that the 2013 Jetta Hybrid has a starting price of $25,790 (including a $795 destination charge). For fully equipped models, the prices could go as high as $31,975. The Jetta starts selling later this year. The highest-priced Volkswagen Jetta is the most fuel-efficient. Volkswagen had launched the 2013 Jetta Hybrid at last January’s Detroit auto show.
It features a 1.4-liter turbo-four gasoline engine and electric motor/generator, which provides a combined 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The EPA didn’t release official figures yet. However, Volkswagen is claiming that its hybrid is capable of returning 45 mpg and that when running without the gasoline engine, it can reach speeds of up to 44 mph. In addition, the Jetta Hybrid can accelerate from zero to 60-mph run in 9.0 seconds.
The mentioned low price only applies to the base Jetta Hybrid, which will be offered exclusively through special orders only. It is equipped with 15-inch alloy wheels, power windows, automatic climate control, power windows, a CD player with Bluetooth and an auxiliary port, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Moving up one step, we have the $27,785 Hybrid SE, which provides LED taillights, a power driver’s seat, a touchscreen radio with satellite radio and an iPod interface, and push-button start.
Priced at $30,120, the Jetta Hybrid SEL provides a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, a sunroof, and heated washer nozzles and front seats. The range-topping model is the Hybrid SEL Premium costs $31,975 and adds LED running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a Fender sound system, and a backup camera. At these prices, the hybrid is clearly the \most expensive version of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta.
The base 2.0L S sedan has a starting price of $17,470 when it gets a 115-hp, 2.0-liter inline-four engine and five-speed manual transmission. Moving up to the 2.5L SE trim level gives the buyers a 170-hp inline-five engine and more equipment. It has an entry price of $19,790. The Jetta TDI diesel has a starting price of $23,785, while the sporty 200-hp Jetta GLI is priced at $24,740.
The VW Jetta Hybrid SE is set apart from the other versions through its aerodynamic alterations which include a rear diffuser and front and rear spoiler harmoniously incorporated to its design and results to an improved Cd value by ten percent. This new version is also equipped with a special set of 15-inch alloy wheels designed for low rolling resistance and improved LED rear lights. Hybrid trademarks in its side body, front and rear body panels make this new drive version recognizable within the series.
This version is also equipped with a unique radiator grille with the signature VW logo integrated in a new blue background. A special body paint of ‘Oryx White’ is also reserved specially for this new model.
The car’s interior is upgraded as well with features such as a set of high-end seat covers either in ‘EcoTech’ or ‘Titan Black’ adorned with new accent strips featuring the famous ‘Hybrid’ chrome signature.
An automatic climate control system (Climatronic) in 2 zones is also available. It is supported by a new and improved high-voltage air conditioning compressor and it guarantees that the inside of the car remains cooled even if the petrol engine is not running.
This Climatronic cools down quickly compared to the current system commonly used because of its new ‘max AC’ function.
This version’s technology is also perfected by particular instruments with energy flow diagram along its Premium 8 audio system, hands-free telephone system which is Bluetooth-powered, a tip computer, and an interface for multimedia sources such as iPods and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel.
Similar to the SEL2, this mid-level SEL1 equipment version feature is also high-end. It extends to the details in its 16-inch alloy wheels, tilt or slide glass sunroof, an RNS 315 navigation package, adjusted electric driver’s seat, seat heating at the front as well as the latest Keyless Access system used for engine starting and door locking which functions through via Start button only.