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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

$13,969 — $21,133 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
45 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.8) 4 reviews

The Good

  • Impressive gas mileage
  • Composed handling
  • Ride comfort
  • Reserve power at highway speeds
  • Roomy backseat

The Bad

  • Poor brake linearity
  • Accelerator lag
  • Requires premium gas
  • Hybrid gauge not an effective coaching tool
  • Hybrid battery reduces available cargo space
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid exterior side view

What to Know

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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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
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

What drivers are saying

4.8
4 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)
(5.0)

Great handeling and comfort

by Piloterror from New York on February 21, 2018

I love the gas mileage and the way it handles year round . The seats and quietness add to the comfort level also a great sounding stereo system . Wonderful trunk space . Read full review

(4.0)

Can easily return 40+ MPG

by VWer on July 15, 2017

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

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain

    5 years/60,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    100-plus point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Jetta Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker