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​Test drive Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Recently, four-cylinder engines have often been produced with turbochargers, so manufacturers want to simultaneously increase productivity and reduce fuel consumption. However, in cars with hybrid installations this is not common. Just such an exception was model Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

There is no word "turbo" in name, but Jetta Hybrid 2016 moves quite quickly, combining forced air intake system, an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, power of which comes from battery.
  • Fuel consumption: 5.6 / 4.9 L/100km
  • Body type: sedan
  • Technology: hybrid
  • Price: 31 940$ (2 251 770 Russian rubles)
For hybrid of this size, it has fairly good average fuel consumption: 5.6 liters per 100 km in city, 4.9 liters per 100 km on highway, 5.2 liters per 100 km with mixed path. And, unlike most hybrid cars, consumption around city is more than on track.

Control VW Jetta hybridDriving hybrid Jetta is pleasure. It is one of best in managing hybrids to South of US within $ 50,000. This car has two personalities, it can be economical and plug other hybrid cars into belt, and can be almost sports sedan and cut on rural roads at good speed.As noted earlier, car accelerates quickly and on flat road it is possible to enjoy ride. In normal mode, internal combustion engine mainly copes, and electric motor is switched on only if necessary.Driver management and behavior of car are perfectly balanced. Hybrid well kept on road until driver manages them well. With turns Jetta also copes well thanks to Union of well-tuned steering and rear suspension.Speed switch is not instantaneous, and at intervals of several milliseconds, however, is still almost perfect. If you move lever down and sideways, selected gear can achieve maximum speed.With more rigid style of driving, little worse comes to turns and brakes, but this can be attributed to effect of tires with low rolling resistance.If you want to test maximum of car, of course, internal combustion engine, will greatly consume fuel. During 60 km of active driving on two-lane country roads, with almost always on turbo mode, small four-cylinder spent 7.35 liters per 100 km - very good indicator.The rest of this section will be about economy of Jetta. In city it is not difficult to stay on electric traction after set of necessary speed with help of first engine. In event of stop, start-stop system will work, which causes internal combustion engine to shut down and restart without attracting attention.Minimum noise in cabin, even at maximum speed there is no whistling wind or noise from road, which is unexpected for car of this class. Fuel consumption - from 4.9 l/100km.After driving 165 km around city and 390 km mainly between States, calculations show 5.2 liters per 100 km, which indicates correct average fuel consumption.After redesign in 2011, Jetta increased in size, which put into question attitude to class of compact or medium-sized cars. Almost 8 cm of additional space in cabin made rear seats suitable for full accommodation of an adult.

Dynamic characteristic

There is nothing outstanding in new model, but clear lines give it extraordinary elegance. This design and distinguishes it from competitors compact class. In 2013 there was hybrid version of this model and it used very clever elements to improve aerodynamics.

The interior of car

Inside car is modern design, wise decision VW was to make it more expensive, equipped with soft to touch materials, about as in Audi models. design of dashboard is designed in clear modern style. Sensors are decorated in chrome and made in new design. In hybrid model, its color solution of dashboard is power sensor, which is based on tachometer indicators and produces figures of indicators "eco", "charge", and "boost".We Express our gratitude to designers who left manual control of audio system. They not only did not deprive us of feeling of driving really German car, but also made it easy to control music from iPod.

VW Jetta Hybrid Competitors

Just few months ago, Honda Civic Hybrid was Jetta's biggest competitor. But Honda stopped production of compact hybrids, and now closest competitor is Ford C-Max Hybrid, it is also five-seater and management has positive sides. But average fuel consumption of 5.6 liters per 100 km in city, 6.36 on road and 5.9 with mixed path is worse than that of Jetta. starting price of $ 25,045 may seem good, but for additional features that Jetta comes in standard package, you will pay considerable amount, so price difference will be only couple of thousand dollars.The scandalous news that Volkswagen has been falsifying emission figures for more than 10 million diesel cars for many years has become big dark spot on their reputation, which has so far inspired reliability and steadfastness of brand. Some buyers will forever cease to use products of Volkswagen.But if you think that their deception applies only to diesel models, and are not going to give up gasoline and hybrid models, then quietly go to dealers and test Jetta Hybrid 2015.The company promises active, but if necessary economical driving. In my opinion, this combination of functions and characteristics is worthy of closer consideration.

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