• 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 0-60 MPH First Drive Review


    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 0-60 MPH First Drive Review

    The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is the only turbo-charged dual-clutch transmission hybrid that you can currently buy in America.

    VW says that it is a no compromise hybrid that will get 45 MPG combined and will even achieve a top speed of 125 MPH.

    In this first drive review of the new 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid we test drive it in New Mexico to see if it lives up to VW’s promise of a “no compromise” fuel efficient hybrid car.

    We also test to see just how fast the VW Jetta hybrid can accelerate from 0-60 MPH.

    Check out the video review below of the new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

    Editor’s note: Volkswagen invited The Fast Lane Car to Santa Fe, New Mexico to test their new Jettas. Santa Fe, New Mexico is 7,260 in elevation. Normally, we test at 5,200 – 6,300 feet elevation in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Air density changes combustion and, thus, changes the amount of horsepower internal combustion vehicles produce – even with superchargers and turbochargers. Usually, we lose between 15 and 30 percent of the test-vehicle’s horsepower. The only vehicles that suffer no loss are fully electric vehicles.

    The reason I mention this is because of Roman’s reaction to the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid’s acceleration. Watch the video and you’ll get what I am referring to.

    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica is a columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channel on YouTube and AOL.

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