Best Bet
(4.5) 2 reviews
MSRP: $31,120$31,120
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 44
Engine: 150-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Our Take on the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Our Take

Besides the fuel-saving TDI diesel versions of the Jetta compact sedan, Volkswagen sells a gas-electric hybrid model that competes with the Toyota Prius.EPA-estimated 42/48/44 mpg city/highway/combinedCan travel up to 44 mph on electric power alone150-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cyli... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone mirroring
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Lithium-ion battery pack


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 2 reviews

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Pretty good first attempt at a hybrid

by Dieseltdi from Grapevine, TX on January 5, 2017

Got this to replace my 2015 TDI. Car is excellent in its fit and finish and the hybrid system works great. Just a bit of shudder during cold weather during gas engine shut down and restart. Mileage... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.