You don't have to buy a hybrid to get good fuel economy. For enthusiasts who want to tread lighter, VW offers up the Jetta TDI. Like all modern diesel engines it's clean, quiet and efficient. Tom Voelk takes a look at this different way to go green.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, Test Drive
Apparently, Volkswagen was listening when driving enthusiasts asked for a
vehicle that could effectively blend high MPG numbers with a high fun
factor. If your primary driving consist mostly of highway drives, make sure
you check out any current Audi/Volkswagen product with their phenomenal TDI
motor. If you're commute consist primary of sitting in stop and go traffic,
a hybrid may suit you better.
King of Diesel Cars - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volkswagen/jetta/2013/ The Volkswagen Jetta
resides in the most competitive automotive category in the world: the
compact car segment. Over the years this class has been dominated by the
Japanese brands but Volkswagen has managed to carve out a spot with the
Jetta. This small sedan offers German engineering and design at a very
reasonable price point. Add to the mix a very fuel efficient turbocharged diesel power plant and the Jetta TDI
really starts to distance itself from the rest of the pack. The 2013
Volkswagen Jetta TDI has a base price of $23,055.
Research shows that one point or another in your lifetime you will probably
own a compact sedan. Most often compact cars are bought by young people who
cannot afford a high end car or the empty nester looking for reliable
transportation. There are a lot of choices in this segment. From Japan you
have the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and the Nissan Sentra. From Korea you
have the Hyundai Elantra, and from here in the U.S. here is the Chevy
Cruze, Dodge Dart, and the Ford Focus. So you can see there are some very
recognizable cars in this segment.
One thing that set the Volkswagen Jetta apart is that it's engineered in
German which translates into a world class European ride that none of the
aforementioned competitors can match. Another thing that sets the Jetta TDI
apart is that Volkswagen is committed to diesel technology. The 2.0 liter
turbocharged diesel 4-cylinder has an
impressive 236 lb-ft. of torque making this one fun to drive fuel efficient
car. Another thing that adds to the fun factor is a 6-speed manual
Volkswagen is part of the VW/Audi group so in turn the car gets a lot of
help in the design department. The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta looks more
sophisticated than any other car in this segment. On the inside, the
interior of the 2013 VW Jetta TDI is very clean, comfortable, and
sophisticated. There is a very German feel to this car. The overall
industrial look makes it appealing to buyers.
Being a German car company, Volkswagen really understands what it means to
drive a car not just own one. Because of that they put a lot of attention
into things like the seats, the steering wheel, and the engine. For about
$23k you get great fuel economy in a wonderfully styled car.
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Jetta TDI vs Hybrid, 1 tank to San Francisco Challenge
Matthew Welch, GM of Auburn VW believes in his New Jetta TDI so much that
he's accepted the challenge of pitting his car against the Toyota Prius for
fuel economy supremacy. He and a film crew will fill the tanks of both a
New Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Toyota Prius in Auburn Washington.
They'll attempt to drive them both to San Francisco without stopping at a
single gas station to fill up, all under the watchful eye of the film crew
documenting everything. Which one will make the whole journey? Will either
of them even make it?
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Full Test
CHECK OUT THE NEW DIESEL JETTA:
For those alternative-fuel-conscious, carbon-conscientious driving
enthusiasts among us, the big news from Volkswagen is electric, mainly
because it has introduced a car that isn't.
The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel (yep, that's its official name)
is the first diesel-powered new car to be certified for sale across the
entire U.S. — including California and the four states that piggyback
their emissions regulations on the Golden State since they all turned up
their tailpipe-sniffing noses at everyone else in 2006.
So it was probably no mere coincidence that Volkswagen chose Santa Monica,
California, as the site for the introduction of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
TDI. And as we later tested the Jetta TDI near our Santa Monica office by
driving the Pacific Coast Highway and the canyon roads of Malibu, we were
happy to flaunt this turbodiesel's new
clean-and-green status in the backyard of so many Prius-driving members of
the celebrity set.
REVIEW - Jetta TDI Sport Wagon - Clean Diesel
Driving review of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sport Wagon. The space of
an SUV, the handling of a sports sedan and 42 mpg on the highway make this
one of the best choices on the road. See the road trips, interior and
exterior shots and impressions from reviewer Mike Febbo.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volkswagen/jetta/2012/ The sixth generation
Volkswagen Jetta debuted last year as a 2011 model and with an all new
model came an all new TDI version of the car. The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta turbo Diesel gets 45 MPG on the highway and
30 MPG in the city. With an MSRP of $22,775; the TDI is a great value. This
car looks and feels expensive, yet represents one of the most economical
cars you can drive.
The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI rivals the Toyota Prius Hybrid but has the
fun to drive factor in its corner. The Jetta TDI can be purchased with a
6-speed manual transmission that adds to the driving experience. On the
outside the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI oozes with style. The look is upscale
and very premium and that is no doubt due to the fact that VW also controls
the Audi brand. The Jetta TDI drives better than the other cars in its
segment too. On the inside the seats are comfortable and supportive with
the ergonomics of the interior being spot on also. This is German
engineering in a very affordable and economical sedan. And even thought the
Jetta is a compact sedan, the passengers in the rear are comfortable.
The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI will save you about $450 per year by buying
the TDI version over the regular gasoline version. The base price is more
expensive but if you own the car for more than 4 years that price will be
made up in fuel economy savings; plus the TDI models have better resale
value. The heart and soul of the Jetta TDI is 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of
torque. It's the high amount of torque that makes for great off the line
The bottom line of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is that it is all grown
up, looks more sophisticated, is very stylish, and for the money gives you
fuel economy and driving pleasure unmatched by any car in the segment.
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Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel
MORE ON HYBRID VS. DIESEL @ INSIDELINE.COM:
We were locked in mortal combat, just as adrenaline-addled Leonidas and
hubris-filled Xerxes met at the Battle of Thermopylae, when a relative
handful of highly specialized Spartans held off a seemingly bottomless
torque-pit of Persians for seven excruciating days.
Here we have the 2009 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, embodying
up-to-the-minute fuel-sipping methods and machinery intended to take us
immaculately into a spotless future. In the other lane, the newly
introduced 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbodiesel, a rolling relic of tried-and-true
yester-tech locomotion (upon whose sooty breath the Industrial Revolution
itself was built) that has been remastered, reengineered and reintroduced
to be meaner, cleaner and more efficient than ever.
But the battle left us weary — done in by the struggle and tired of each
other like Siamese twins on prom night.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Forget the smoke billowing from 18-wheelers and the stench of a passing
city bus, because diesel technology - as applied to passenger vehicles like
the 2009 Volkswagen jetta TDI - has cleaned up its act