The new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has achieved an EPA-estimated 48 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg in the city, making it the seventh vehicle in the German automaker’s lineup that is capable of over 40 mpg on the highway.
Volkswagen now offers more vehicles in its lineup with a 40-mpg highway rating than any other automaker in the U.S. The Jetta Hybrid is also the most fuel-efficient vehicle in VW’s lineup and is the first compact hybrid that comes turbocharged.
Other models in the German automaker’s lineup that achieves more than 40 mpg on the highway include the Beetle TDI, Beetle Convertible TDI, Golf TDI, Jetta TDI, Jetta SportWagen TDI, and the Passat TDI.
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Powered by a 1.4-liter, turbocharged TSI engine mated to an electric motor, the Jetta Hybrid has a combined power output of 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. All the power is transmitted through a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Jetta Hybrid will hit dealerships at the end of this year with a starting price of $24,995.