2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid


$9,757 - $12,171

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid was new.


This model has never been fully tested for interior. Its overall score is being calculated without interior.

Most reviewers like the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid’s well-made, attractive cabin. As a hybrid, the Jetta doesn’t have as much cargo space as its gas-only competitors. However, reviewers are impressed that adults fit comfortably in the rear seats. That’s rare for a small hybrid.

  • "All hybrid, TDI and 2.5 SEL models now have a soft-touch dash, and most Jettas also get extra padding on their door armrests. These details along with an upgraded trip computer in the instrument cluster give the place a classier feel than before - and go some distance in justifying the hybrid's price tag." -- Edmunds 


According to auto critics, the 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid’s five-seat cabin is spacious for a hybrid sedan. They even say its cabin space is competitive with some midsize sedans'. Reviewers report that the front seats have an abundance of head- and legroom and good visibility in all directions. Similar evaluations apply to the rear seats, which are spacious enough for adults and offer very good head- and legroom for the class.

  • "Headroom and legroom are very good, almost to the level of many midsize sedans. The seats are long-haul comfortable, but adjusting them is awkward. High-set seats contribute to fine all-around visibility." -- Consumer Guide
  • "In fact, the Jetta's rear seat is one of the most spacious in the class, with 2 inches more legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze or Honda Civic, and 5 inches more than the Ford Focus. The Jetta's space makes it that rare compact sedan that no longer causes embarrassment when you unexpectedly need to shuttle upper-level career-makers to an important lunch." -- Edmunds
  • "In real-world situations, four adults will be plenty comfortable. Rear-seat legroom is commendable, as is headroom." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "That sum - $995 more than a Prius and $800 more than a Honda Civic Hybrid - puts buyers behind the wheel of a spacious sedan that's noted for having generous rear legroom." -- Cars.com

Interior Features

The base Jetta Hybrid comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and an auxiliary input jack. Features available on higher trims include a Fender premium audio system, a rearview camera and a touch-screen navigation system.

Reviewers don’t comment on the Jetta Hybrid’s interior features very much, but the gas-only Jetta’s interior is similar. Reviewers who tested this model say the climate controls are easy to use and mention that they are easily accessible for the driver and front passenger. They also think the navigation system is pretty easy to use, though they find that some inputs are a little complicated because the system houses the stereo controls. Reviewers really like the Fender sound system.

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  • "The climate controls are very simple to operate and easy for driver or passenger to access. The available navigation system is pretty simple to program, thanks to the combination of a touchscreen and BMW iDrive-style rotary knob. The system absorbs some audio controls, however, complicating what should be simple adjustments." -- Consumer Guide
  • "We're also fans of the available touchscreen stereo interface, which features a redundant control knob ideal for controlling an iPod." -- Edmunds (2012)


The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has 11.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is typical for a small hybrid sedan. One reviewer mentions that the trunk has an unsual shape.

  • "Trunk capacity dips to 11.3 cubic feet in the Jetta Hybrid versus 15.5 for regular Jettas. The trunk has an odd shape, but unlike in most hybrids, you're still able to fold the seats." -- Edmunds

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