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Base model Jetta Hybrid is priced well

Volkswagen of America has announced the official pricing for the 2013 Jetta Hybrid. The official price for the base Jetta Hybrid will be $24,995 with an SE model starting at $26,990. Volkswagen says that the hybrid version of the Jetta will be the most fuel-efficient Jetta in the lineup with an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 45 mpg. 
The car is also the first hybrid in the world to use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car will also be the fastest compact hybrid in its class with an estimated 0 to 60 mph time of less than nine seconds. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid is also able to drive on electricity alone at speeds of up to 44 mph for up to 1.2 miles depending on operating conditions.
The gasoline engine of the Jetta Hybrid is a 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI engine combined with 27-HP electric motor -- total system output is listed at 170hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle in base form will feature front and rear disc brakes, daytime running lights, power heated exterior mirrors, 15-inch wheels, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and hybrid badging. The car will also have power windows and six way manually adjustable seats along with air-conditioning. The base model also features integrated Bluetooth technology and a CD player with six speakers.
The SE version of the vehicle includes all the base model features and adds LED tail lights, power reclining front seats, a media-device interface with an iPod cable (Lightning perhaps?), and a premium touchscreen radio along with keyless entry and start. The high-end hybrid SEL will sell for $29,325 and adds a sunroof, navigation system, heated front seats, and more. Volkswagen's top-of-the-line Jetta Hybrid, the SEL Premium, will start at $31,180.

The SEL Premium version gets the hardware from the SEL plus navigation, LED daytime running lights, and active front light system, bi-xenon headlights, 17-inch wheels, and a premium audio system and more.
Volkswagen first announced the Jetta Hybrid back in January.

Source: VW

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By ksherman on 10/4/2012 12:29:30 PM , Rating: 0
Sure, but what about the couple that got 84.1 MPG from their TDI on this page!

I wish they had more details about what that couple did to accomplish that incredible feat.

I'm a highway driver, so the 42 is more applicable to me and the area that a hybrid lacks. So my question remains, why didn't they add the hybrid system to a diesel engine? That would be an exciting car.

By lagomorpha on 10/4/2012 2:39:36 PM , Rating: 3
why didn't they add the hybrid system to a diesel engine?

If I had to guess probably because no one wants to pay $35000 for a Jetta.

By semiconshawn on 10/4/2012 6:30:48 PM , Rating: 2
Id pay 35K for a Jetta if it came with a free F150 ecoboost 4x4.

By Ringold on 10/4/2012 4:41:21 PM , Rating: 1
I wish they had more details about what that couple did to accomplish that incredible feat.

An elaborate auto-pilot system using forward-facing lasers that allowed them to draft precisely 3 inches behind semi trailers. :P

By cpeter38 on 10/4/2012 5:51:33 PM , Rating: 2
If you want to get really good FE, Pulse and Glide w/o engine. Drafting really doesn't do that much for you because of the dirty drag issues. Besides, you'll get the truck driver POd and you might end up as sandwich meat ...

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