2013 VW Jetta Owners Manual – Especially those models that come with the diesel engine, the 2013 VW Jetta is a small sedan that is really efficient and spacious. However, there are other close competitors that are more fun to drive. It is smooth to ride quality, has generous interior and cargo space and has better fuel economy for the TDI Jetta. Drawbacks include expensive TDI, interior materials, unresponsive automatic transmission and less powerful standard powertrain.
2013 VW Jetta Features
There are 5 different trim levels available for the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, the Base, the S, the SE, the SEL and the TDI. The performance-focused GLI, Sportwagen, and the new Hybrid model are also available. The Jetta comes standard with power windows, 15-inch steel wheels, a steering wheel adjuster, a four-speaker stereo system fabric seat cover, and a folding 60/40 backseat. The 2013 VW Jetta TDI comes with turbodiesel powertrain featuring adjustable manual lumbar power two-way front seats, 16-inch steel wheels, a leather-wrapped gear knob, steering wheel, and brake handle, a backseat center armrest, and quality vinyl upholstery. The navigation system is optional for TDI model adding a power six-way driver seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, and keyless entry and ignition.
2013 VW Jetta Performance
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard under the hood of Jetta S generating 115 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque mated with standard five-speed manual transmission and optional six-speed automatic. The automatic Jetta returns 29 mpg highway, 23 mpg city and 25 combined EPA-estimated fuel economy while the manual model returns 34/24/28. A 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine is standard on the SE and SEL model generating 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque mated with standard five-speed manual transmission and optional six-speed automatic. It can hit 8.4 seconds to reach to 60 mph from zero for a manual SEL model. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine is standard on the 2013 VW Jetta TDI generating 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque mated with standard six-speed manual and optional six-speed automated manual dual-clutch transmission.