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VW admits 2013 Jetta Hybrid gets worse mpg than Prius but claims it's for a reason

by Sebastian Blanco (RSS feed) on Oct 30th, 2012 at 10:15AM

When the 2013 Jetta Hybrid was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen suggested the car would get 45 miles per gallon on the combined cycle. Well, we're now 10 months closer to launch – still scheduled for some time in late 2012 at a price that starts at $24,995 plus destination – and that's still the only efficiency number that Volkswagen has been able to hand out. At a media event in Santa Fe yesterday, VW spokespeople did say that they are working with the EPA to get the final city/highway numbers, and that we should see them shortly. But the fact... Read More

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