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Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI 2013: Diesel Long Over Range But Short At Cabin Tech

This car has all the good aspects of its previous generation, that includes good cabin technology along with some better  materials as well as some little characteristics as armrests that are height-adjustable and the air vents of rear-seat. It has cargo area impressively sized, bigger compared to those in small SUVs as Volkswagen’s Tiguan or Chevy Equinox.

It is a good class car given the impressive economy on fuel presented by TDI as well as good qualities of its old generation still intact.

Trade Good: the cabin technology is a big plus; economy offered due to fuel usage is a big attraction too.

Trade Bad: TDI engine tends to be thrifty; compared to others in its class, cargo space is small; the reliability rating turns out to be poor.

At A Glance: Many users are of the opinion that this car is one great station wagon, though others in the same category provide more space for cargo and improved reliability ratings.

Quick Specifications:

Available Engine Diesel
 Trim levels TDI
Body style Wagon

 

Product specifications:

Entertainment    
MP3 CD-enabled sound system Standard
Satellite radio Standard
Navigation  
Live traffic data Standard
Trip computer Standard
Safety Features  
Antilock brakes Standard
Stability control Standard
Adaptive cruise control Standard
Roadside assistance Standard
Traction control Standard

 

Market Value: According to recent market survey its market  price is $25,795 internationally.

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Performance Of The Car :

TDI Sportwagen supports the turbocharged diesel good of 4-cylinder with 2 litres for 236 lb-ft and 140 hp torque. As optional package, manual transmission that is 6-speed and automated, called DSG is there along with the standard manual transmission of 6-speed. The optional one includes one Sport mode which makes the performance and shifts faster.

Economy of fuel is a glaring aspect associated with this sportswagen making it worth the buy. It is attractive 42 mpg and 30 mpg city combined with manual transmission as well as 29/39/33 with automatic. During a test, Sportswagen TDI along with automated manual DSG went to 60 miles per hour from 0 in only about 8.9 sec.

The Trim Level And Body Styles:

This car is wagon for 5 passengers and available in the trim level of TDI as well, along with S and SE.  TDI adds alloy wheel of 16 inches, supports audio system of 10 speakers along with one touch screen interface and it also has upgraded gauges, HD radio, iPod interface as well as satellite radio.

TDI level makes available alloy wheel of 17 inches as well as one panoramic sunroof according to option. A navigation system as well as keyless entry or ignition is also added to this package by the TDI trim level.

The Internal Design And Unique Features:

Contrary to what was offered by Jetta sedan, this Sportwagen 2013 still presents us with the materials for the interior made of top-class quality, has surfaces that are soft to the touch and small details as the center console that could be adjusted, along with the rear vents at the back, give this car a sensation of something manufactured somewhat above the usual small wagons in the category. The “leatherette” upholstery made of the premium-vinyl feels and appears loads better than the name could suggest to any potential buyer.

Besides acquiring quite a premium feel, this 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen does hit the stride with cargo room and spacious passenger room, especially as for the passengers on the front seat. The passengers sitting on the back seats have to squeeze in tightly though not so noticeable as to be troublesome much. This trade-off finally produces the result in the form of around thirty-three cubic feet space along with the back seats being up and good sixty-seven cubes with back seats being folded.

Cabin features of the Volkswagen 2013 also get a good score where user-friendliness is concerned. Working with the climate and audio controls comes as a simple method, and more importantly, the optional touchscreen interface for the audio is well-liked by many. The system of navigation that comes as an option is also quite simple though much functionality lacks in it due to the small screen.

2013 Volkswagen’s Safety Features:

This 2013 Jetta Sportwagen is available standard with the disc brakes that are antilock, traction control and stability, front seat airbags for side-impact along with full-length curtain airbags at the side. According to a brake test result, Sportwagen TDI supporting wheels of 16-inches stopped in 129 feet from the speed of 60 mph, which turns out to be longer by about 5 feet average shown by other vehicles of this class.

In one crash test by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, this car achieved top score, that’s  “Good” with side-impact, roof-strength and frontal-offset tests.

Concluding Statements And The Impression Its Driving Has In Store For Us:

One could never take this car to be any sport sedan. There is a lot of body roll involved in the suspension system shown by this car to permit any reckless driving, although the steering to much extent is predictable and precise. Anyway, the wagon has its own good features but the users could take lower gravity center as well as better handling as over any tall crossover for any day.

For driving everyday, this Volkswagen gives you comparatively quiet interior and a ride quite comfortable. 2.5 l engine is not very smooth nor does it sounds the best in its category, still it acquires enough power that could deal with any heavier ventures that the car might take on typically.

The attractive fuel economy as well as range of 500 miles with one single tank offered by TDI models is not too rare, though diesel powertrain generates a bit more noise as well as vibration than any 2.5 l engine.

Whatever the small drawbacks, TDI appears to be the best option with useful torque, fuel economy and snappier acceleration.

This car has all the good aspects of its previous generation, that includes good cabin technology along with some better  materials as well as some little characteristics as armrests that are height-adjustable and the air vents of rear-seat. It has cargo area impressively sized, bigger compared to those in small SUVs as Volkswagen's Tiguan or Chevy Equinox. It is a good class car given the impressive economy on fuel presented by TDI as well as good qualities of its old generation still intact. Trade Good: the cabin technology is a big plus; economy offered due to fuel usage is a…

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