Used Car: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review
Reviewers liked the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid's sporty handling and swift acceleration, but were disappointed by its dull cabin styling and some cheap interior materials.
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Powering the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that test drivers said produce robust acceleration, which is rare praise for a hybrid. They added that the standard seven-speed automatic transmission operates smoothly. The EPA estimates that the 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid gets 42/48 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class and typical for small hybrid car. However, some hybrid rivals like the 2014 Toyota Prius c use less fuel. With its sharp handling and accurate steering, the Jetta Hybrid handles with poise, reviewers said. Some auto writers thought the Jetta Hybrid's regenerative brakes are too sensitive, but others liked the brake pedal feel.
Test drivers wished the 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid's cabin was more attractive, and a few remarked that the materials could be of higher quality. The Jetta Hybrid comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, a touch-screen display, satellite radio, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming, an auxiliary input jack and VW's Car-Net system, which links car security, maintenance and navigation features to a compatible smartphone app. An eight-speaker Fender stereo, a rearview camera and navigation are available. Test drivers thought the 2014 Jetta Hybrid's audio controls are simple to operate and easily accessible. The 2014 Jetta Hybrid has 11.3 cubic feet of trunk space, which is on the low end for the class.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid gets about the same fuel economy estimates as the Jetta Hybrid. Auto writers stated that its front seats offer long-distance comfort and said its back seats are roomy. The Civic Hybrid also comes with more features, including a standard rearview camera.
The 2014 Toyota Prius c has better fuel economy estimates than the Jetta Hybrid. Reviewers said its cabin is roomy and that the Prius c is easy to maneuver in small spaces.