2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid - Road Test Specs

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sedan

(1.4L 4-cyl. Turbo Hybrid 7-speed Automated Manual)


Year Make Model2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas-electric hybrid 7AM)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$31,975
Assembly locationPuebla, Mexico


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine combined with electric motor, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,395/85
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)150 @ 5,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)184 @ 1,600
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Hybrid typeParallel
Electric motor rating (kW)20
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)170 @ 5,000
Combined torque (lb-ft @ rpm)184 @ 1,000
System voltage220
Battery typeLithium-ion
Battery capacity, rated (kW-hr)1.1
Battery capacity, usable (kW-hr)0.66
Transmission typeSeven-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.50, II = 2.09, III = 1.34, IV = 0.93, V = 0.97, VI = 0.78, VII = 0.65, R = 3.72 (due to use of multiple final drive ratios, 4th gear appears taller than 5th gear.)
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.44 (even forward gears), 3.23 (odd forward gears), 4.18 (Reverse gear)


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.4
Tire make and modelContinental ContiProContactE
Tire typeAll-season, low rolling resistance
Tire size205/50R17 93H
Wheel size17-by-6 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum alloy
Brakes, front11.3-by-1-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear10.7-by-0.4-inch solid disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)8.6

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)45 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.9

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM/CD Fender/Panasonic audio system, 9 speakers, 400 watts
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard Apple-device-compatible MDI cable (USB cable sold separately)
Satellite radioStandard 3-month trial subscription
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard, includes audio streaming
Navigation systemStandard, touchscreen interface
Smart entry/StartStandard
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,312
Length (in.)182.8
Width (in.)70.0
Height (in.)57.2
Wheelbase (in.)104.4
Track, front (in.)60.7
Track, rear (in.)60.9
Turning circle (ft.)36.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)38.1
Headroom, front (in.)38.2
Headroom, rear (in.)37.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.6
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)11.3
Ground clearance (in.)5.5


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles
Hybrid/battery8 years/100,000 miles

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