The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid might look a bit dull on the surface, but it’s actually a pretty good car underneath – at least as far as hybrid sedans go. It’s got a 170-hp powertrain that takes you from 0 to 60 in about 9 seconds, while averaging 45 mpg, and offering a zero-emission EV mode. The 2013 version is priced from $24,995 to $31,180 depending on the trim level.
The basic 25 grand Jetta hybrid comes as standard with (notable features) six-way manually adjustable front seats; Climatronic automatic climate-control; Bluetooth technology; auxiliary input jack; trip computer; RCD 310 radio with CD player and six speakers; leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel; 60/40 folding rear seat; tilt/telescoping steering wheel column; temperature display; and front, side and Side Curtain Protection airbags.
Then there is the SE trim level, starting at 26,990, adding LED taillights; power recline front seats; Media-Device Interface (MDI) and iPod cable; Premium VIII touchscreen radio with color energy flow display in center console; SiriusXM Satellite Radio; and keyless access with push-button start.
Next is the SEL trim, which comes in two normal and Premium grades. The normal SEL is priced at $29,325 and features 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires; a power tilt and slide sunroof; RNS 315 radio and navigation; heated front washer nozzles; heated front seats; and a six-way power driver’s seat.
The SEL Premium will cost $31,180, and comes with Navigation, it adds Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and the Active Front-Lighting System (AFS); foglights with cornering light; 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires; the Fender Premium Audio System with subwoofer; and a rearview camera.
Last thing you need to know is that there is a $795 destination charge to be added to all those prices above.