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 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen Review
MPGomatic.com puts a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen to a week-long
test drive, rolling up over 500 miles. Does this sweet turbodiesel deliver the MPGs? You bet! Full
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel vs. 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
For the love of fuel economy
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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.