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  • (4.7) 3 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $15,702–$21,234
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 45
  • Engine: 150-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

What We Don't Like

  • Poor brake linearity
  • Accelerator lag
  • Requires premium gas
  • Hybrid gauge not an effective coaching tool
  • Hybrid battery reduces available cargo space

Notable Features

  • Mild restyling for 2015
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Fender premium stereo

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Besides the fuel-saving TDI diesel versions of the Jetta compact sedan, Volkswagen sells a gas-electric hybrid model. Competitors include the Honda Civic Hybrid and Toyota Prius.

New for 2015
The Jetta Hybrid is offered only in upscale SEL Premium form for 2015. It gets minor exterior styling revisions, and new safety features include blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert and forward collision warning.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Power gauge takes the place of a tachometer
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Bluetooth, iPod connectivity
  • Push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 150-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine that works with a 27-hp electric motor
  • Electric motor is powered by a 1.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack behind the rear seat
  • Can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 9 seconds, according to VW
  • Can travel at speeds up to 44 mph on electric power alone
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags

Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

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Can easily return 40+ MPG

by VWer from on July 15, 2017

With judicious use of the throttle, one can attain 40+ MPG - in town, on side roads and on highways.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/10,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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