The Jetta Hybrid’s trunk space is notable at 11.3 cubic feet, because this is akin to what’s in a non-hybrid, small sedan.
Large knobs to manually adjust front seats on lower-trim models can be clumsy to use for people who don’t have a lot of finger strength. Even on the SEL Premium model, seats are covered in leatherette — nice looking but not real leather.
The Jetta Hybrid looks a bit frumpy and not exactly upscale on the outside. The test car never got a single glance from passersby, and the only big clue that is was not a regular Jetta was the hybrid badging.
Still, the Jetta Hybrid rode solidly and was poised and stable in curves.
Some road noise came into the passenger compartment, and passengers felt vibrations from road bumps.
The 2013 Jetta Hybrid received four out of five stars, overall, in government crash tests, which includes five out of five stars in side crash testing.
Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control, antilock brakes and six air bags.