Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel
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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.
DRIVE Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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.
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
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.
Volkswagen Jetta Road Test
Watch our Volkswagen Jetta road test with this video from Consumer Reports.
The Volkswagen Jetta comes in a variety of styles. The diesel gets great
fuel economy. The wagon is roomy, and the Rabbit is a hatchback. Get more
car info on our website:
2014 VW Jetta GLI Edition 30 -- First Shakedown on Angeles Crest Highway
MotoMan takes the 30th anniversary Volkswagen Jetta GLI to California's
famous Angeles Crest Highway for a shake down and to demonstrate the
difference between the GLI from the other go fast VW he just drove: The
2015 MK VII Volkswagen Golf GTI . . .
Also check out our 2015 MK VIIVW Golf GTI First Drive film:
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
In Volkswagen's quest for higher sales numbers, the company has decided to
give us a bigger, cheaper, and more spacious Jetta for 2011. It may not be
what the VW faithful wanted, but American consumers seemed to have
responded well, with it quickly becoming the brands best-selling model. We
especially like the 2013 updates, if you're in the market for a compact
sedan with a large back seat and baby Audi-looks, make sure you check one
out. Although, we would advise you to avoid the base Jetta S trim.
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.
A preview of the Jetta TDI diesel
A preview of the Jetta TDI by the four-cylinder 2.0liter common rail diesel
that will appear in both sedan and Sportwagen versions in summer 2008.
Prueba Volkswagen Jetta 2015 (Español)
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