Bolstered sport seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a touch-screen stereo are standard. The and the regular stand worlds apart. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with 18-inch alloys optional. In my last update, I looked at the similarities between the Jetta and the much larger. For one, the direct-injected 1.
Rectangular headlights flank the grille. How Safe Is the Jetta? This was the only Jetta in our foursome with a manual transmission, but you only lose 0. Available with a gas or diesel engine, the five-seat Jetta is offered in sedan and wagon body styles. All Jettas have a solid feel, reinforced by the decisive ka-thunk with which the doors close. Although the Jetta is capable of 400-plus-mile journeys on a tank, most fill-ups happened around the 300-mile mark. Tramp on the gas for passing, and the five-cylinder responds with some moderate industrial wheezing that dilutes the driving experience. The Jetta Hybrid can operate in pure electric mode at speeds up to 44 mph or travel up to 1.
Three gasoline engines, a turbodiesel and a hybrid electric powertrain are your options in the 2013 Jetta. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. For another, the transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, whereas the other Jetta automatics are six-speeds. Nearly 30 years after the original, it keeps going strong and remains instantly recognizable. The trunk itself is quite capacious, although it slightly penalizes rear-seat passengers in terms of legroom. More generous storage, and a larger trunk opening would have been appreciated, mind you.
As you can see in the chart below, the performance upgrades were noteworthy. Hybrid models have a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of less than nine seconds, swift for such a car. Photos are for illustration purposes only. Some models come with a rearview camera. Could the ride quality be a little firm for some? Comfortable seats and quality materials combine with a modern, ergonomic dashboard, and a steering wheel that felt great in my hands. For those who need the extra room, there is the SportWagen, a 5-door wagon based on the previous-generation Jetta.
Also, we thought testing just one of the naturally aspirated Jettas would be sufficient and omitted the base. Visibility is good all around, yet I still feel like I'm sitting in a cockpit rather than on top of the car, as in some older products. And it was the thirstiest on our test run, returning 26 mpg. Consequently, it drew low scores for its agility and for the responses of its six-speed, torque-converter automatic transmission. We saw an average of 24. You clearly understand the Volkswagen formula: that precision plus power equals performance. Although it has a nicely arranged cabin with easy-to-use audio and climate controls, its plain interior has loads of hard plastics.
This Volkswagen has composed handling, but compact cars like the are more engaging. There's also a hatchback model with up to 51 cubic feet of cargo space. Nearly 30 years after the original, it keeps going strong and remains instantly recognizable. Used 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Performance and Interior The base model's 115-horsepower four-cylinder engine fails to impress. Most results were predictable, but there were some revelations, as well as some lessons that can be applied to making choices among other vehicle lines that have a range of propulsion systems. This in turn resulted in the lowest point total in the vehicle-scoring category. The reasonably compact dimensions enhance the car's agility and manoeuvrability.
Reliability was never an issue. Nonetheless, there are a lot of similarities between these two models. Now, let me fire a few gripes: The raised trunk and wide C-pillars significantly impede rearward visibility, cruise controls are somewhat difficult to access, there are no automatic headlights, and soundproofing is decent at best. The 4-door sedan's profile is clean and well-proportioned, except for the 15-inch wheels on base models that appear small in relation to the rest of the vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Jetta a 2013 Top Safety Pick as well as the highest rating of Good in four crash tests and a Marginal rating in small overlap front test. Long-term, the is expected to have average-to-good resale value, with high-mileage diesel versions of the sedan and wagon faring better, but below segment leaders such as the Subaru Impreza, Mazda3 and Honda Civic Si.
Currently the Volkswagen Jetta has a score of 7. The base model has an underpowered engine and a humdrum cabin design. The exterior gets chrome cues on the grille and window surrounds. That distinction , which packs a 2. Other enhancements include a sport-tuned four-wheel independent suspension; lesser Jettas employ a semi-independent rear suspension.
While it might not incite passion, there also isn't much to dislike. Splitting the difference are Jettas equipped with a 170-horsepower 5-cylinder engine, which has a good balance of power and fuel economy. This particular comparison test might slightly downplay dynamics because of the similarity of our test subjects, but our staff invariably will favor the vehicle that delivers the strongest sense of engagement. How Reliable Is the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta? Now you know why we harp! The rear-mounted battery pack gave the hybrid the best weight distribution in this foursome 54. In real-world situations, four adults will be plenty comfortable. Is the interior a little too noisy by some standards? The 2013 Jetta added the availability of power-reclining front seats. The 2013 Jetta SportWagen carries on with its larger, rounded look from the previous generation.