Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In The Driveway: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2013 Volkswagen Jetta In the Driveway
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

In all honesty, I didn't even know Volkswagen made a Jetta Hybrid until I saw it at the Portland International Auto Show in January. Well here it is in all of its beige glory. Admittedly, it isn't much to look at; not the epitome of excitement. The inside is very plain and simple, which I don't mind. No crazy futuristic gauges or retro-inspired chintz. 

However, for what this gas-electric hybrid lacks in funky styling, it makes up for in performance. This is definitely the driver's hybrid. It's got a turbo engine and an electric motor that really makes this thing scoot under full throttle. Plus, it's hooked up to VW's DSG  dual-clutch transmission. It's surprisingly fun to drive. After about 35 miles of driving, I'm getting 36 MPG.

More later; stay tuned. 

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