The electromechanical steering system is one of the main reasons that Volkswagen cars have earned the reputation for sporty, dynamic steering. Compared to the more conventional hydraulic system, electromechanical steering is more environmentally conscious because it doesn’t produce any waste or require any fluids that need to be replaced. It also helps reduce fuel consumption by only drawing energy from the engine during turning, meaning it essentially turns off while driving in a straight line.¹ Sometimes the details make all the difference.
¹30 highway/22 city mpg (2013 Eos 2.0L TSI®, 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. MSRP excludes taxes, destination charges, optional equipment, registration and dealer charges. Emissions charges may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer sets actual price. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid model with a starting MSRP of $24,995 is available via dealer order only in very limited quantities and only at participating Volkswagen dealers.
✝ Based on manufacturers' published data comparing non-premium midsize sedans.
✝✝ 2013 Passat 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, manual transmission: 31 city/43 highway mpg. Range based on 43 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon tank. Your mileage will vary.
‡ Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). “Top Safety Pick+” based on moderate overlap frontal crash test, small overlap frontal crash test, side-impact crash test, rear-impact crash test, roof strength test. Test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For details, visit www.iihs.org. See vw.com for more information on safety features."