2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 man trans

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 man trans

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta
2013 Volkswagen Jetta

New For 2013

Although the Jetta is already available in diesel-sipping TDI trim, there’s a new, even more efficient Hybrid model for 2013 that is expected to achieve 45 mpg for its combined city/highway rating. The gas-electric Jetta is one of the better-driving hybrids you can buy, thanks to the fact that it retains Volkswagen’s signature dual-clutch automatic transmission instead of adopting a continuously variable transmission like most other hybrids.

Overview

We gave the redesigned Jetta a cool reception when it arrived in 2011, but there’s no denying that the car has been a success for Volkswagen. Increased sales have been made possible through significantly lower prices, which are the result of fewer standard features and less-sophisticated technologies. Not only does the Jetta revert to a twist-beam rear suspension as in the car from two generations prior, but the old 2.0-liter four-cylinder from that car reappears, too. Most buyers will opt for the 2.5-liter five-cylinder, which is a better match for the rather sizable Jetta. VW has dialed back materials quality, too, but the interior is still competitive with the best cars in the class. The back seat is enormous, and visibility is great. The de-contenting doesn’t apply to the Jetta Sportwagen or the performance-minded GLI sedan. Those models retain the multilink rear suspension, sharper steering, and higher-quality interior that the Jetta’s reputation was built on. Both the sedan and the wagon are available with a frugal, spirited, and quiet diesel engine that can be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. Alternatively, there’s a Jetta Hybrid that’s equally rewarding and even more efficient. In all, the Jetta doesn’t drive as well as the previous model or the Golf, but it is still a comfortable cruiser that’s a safe buy.

Safety

Standard features include ABS; front, side, and side curtain air bags; tire-pressure monitoring; and traction and stability control.

You'll like:

  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy rear seat
  • GLI is fun and spirited

You won't like:

  • Anemic base engine
  • Cost-cut interior
  • Imprecise steering

Key Competitors For The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Ford Focus
  • Honda Civic
  • Subaru Impreza
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SE Front Three Quarter
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta added a new 1.8-liter turbo-four engine this year, and we now know how much buyers will pay for the engine, and how much it improves efficiency. As Volkswagen predicted, Jettas equipped with the 1.8T engine will return 26/36 mpg (city/highway) with a five-speed manual transmission or 25/36 mpg with a six-speed automatic.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SE Front Three Quarter
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta receives several updates to help keep it competitive in the compact sedan segment. The most important of those are a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine and independent rear suspension.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Front Left View 1
Jetta shoppers seeking improved fuel economy suddenly have two very strong choices: hybrid or diesel. Most enthusiasts will probably default to the TDI diesel model, but the Hybrid is worth a serious look.
VW Screencap 5
The Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Beetle Convertible star in new ads that once again prove the automaker executes humorous spots better than most. Now a few years after the Volkswagen Passat and a mini-Darth Vader were featured in a Super Bowl ad, it's the diesel-powered Jetta and drop-top Beetle that are the focuses of this Feature Flick.
Volkswagen Cross Up Front
The Up!-sized Volkswagen Cross Up! -- a lifted version of the Up! city car first shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show -- is debuting at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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24 MPG City | 34 MPG Hwy
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
24 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
Horsepower:
115 hp @ 5200rpm
Torque:
125 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Maintenance
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Summary
The Gates Corporation (Gates) is recalling certain aftermarket Tru-Flow Water Pumps, part number TFW 41127, sold at certain NAPA Auto Parts and/or installed by automotive service technicians after November 1, 2013 (and manufactured August 2013 through October 2013) that have a black-colored pulley/sprocket or do not have 'US9377' stamped on the water pump housing. These service replacement parts were sold for use in model year 1999-2005 Audi A4, 2000-2006 Audi TT, 1998-2005 Volkswagen Beetle, 1999-2006 Golf, 1999-2008 and 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, and 2000-2005 Volkswagen Passat. In the affected water pumps, the pulley or sprocket that turns the timing belt may develop microfractures causing the timing belt to fail.
Consequences
A failure of the timing belt may cause the engine to shut down, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. The recall began during May 2014. Owners may contact The Gates Corporation at 1-303-744-1911.
Potential Units Affected
50
Notes
The Gates Corporation


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles manufactured March 1, 2011, to July 31, 2013. The durability of the rear trailing arms may be reduced in vehicles whose rear trailing arms have been previously deformed, such as a result of a rear or side-rear impact crash.
Consequences
The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on the rear axle trailing arms designed to prevent a sudden loss of control in the event of trailing arm sudden fracture, free of charge. The recall began April 7, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
Potential Units Affected
442,066
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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