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 |  May 26 2014, 8:02 AM

Stay safe AND save at the pump


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Looking to purchase a safe, fuel efficient car? This is a list of the top 10 list of the safest, most fuel efficient cars available in showrooms today.

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 |  Dec 05 2012, 8:35 PM

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.

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 |  Oct 03 2012, 3:50 PM

Volkswagen just announced pricing for the Jetta Hybrid, the newest member of VW’s compact family which will start at $24,995.

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 |  Aug 18 2012, 12:01 PM

A turbocharged Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has just set the record for ‘Hybrid Speed Record’ at the Bonneville Salt Flats after it went 185.394-mph. It’s the fastest speed ever achieved by a production-based hybrid out on the Salt Flats.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 2:45 PM

Future Hybrids


Even though they’ve been around for well over a decade now, hybrids still have that ‘new technology’ feel. Consumers continue to be apprehensive to hybrid technology and there’s plenty of misinformation surrounding it.

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 |  Jan 09 2012, 5:51 AM

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No surprises here, but details on Volkswagen‘s new Jetta Hybrid has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine with 150-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, the hybrid is combined with a 36-hp electric motor giving it a total output around 170-hp.

Volkswagen is claiming that the Jetta hybrid will get a 45-mpg combined rating, which is around 20- to 30-percent more efficient than the standard Jetta. The hybrid will also feature a seven-speed DSG transmission that can be decoupled from the engine to give the Jetta Hybrid all-electric operation for 1.2-miles up to 44-mph in E-mode. Otherwise, the Jetta can run in all-electric mode up to 37-mph.

The Jetta Hybrid weighs in 221-lbs more than the standard Jetta, giving it a total weight of 3,531-lbs.

AutoGuide.com will have more details when the Jetta Hybrid makes its official debut today.

GALLERY: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

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For complete 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage, See Here