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Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel

MORE ON HYBRID VS. DIESEL @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=141626 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.


 


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WRX Takes On Ralliart: Subaru vs. Mitsubishi
FOR MORE WRX VS. RALLIART: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=138347??tid= edmunds.il.home.photopanel..2.* Stuff the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX into a corner, and you know it deserves a rematch with the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. It's no less refined than the 2008 WRX, but it goes in without paralyzing understeer and doesn't keel over as soon as you load the outside tires. Provoke it and you'll get some attitude. When you're back on the throttle hard at the exit, there's no rush to grab 3rd gear. Rescued from last year's rev-starved funk, the 2.5-liter boxer-4 engine wants to see its 6,500-rpm redline again. Most important, the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX isn't trying so hard to distance you from the drive. It rewards your efforts in the cockpit — one of the things that made the previous-generation WRX so likable. Probably this is also why the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is so involving to drive. Introduced last summer, this Lancer Ralliart is the long-awaited head-on challenge to the WRX dynasty and it kicked the 2008 WRX while it was down. Even compared to the 2009 WRX, Mitsubishi's Ralliart is a flashier package. It has mechanical limited-slip differentials both front and rear, a very neat automated dual-clutch gearbox, Recaro seats and the schnoz of a tiger shark. Evo Jr. has a nice stiff chassis, too. If the homely gray Subaru has any shot at winning here, it will have to do more with less.





2008 Fuel Economy Comparison: Prius v Jetta v Focus v Smart
http://www.edmunds.com/advice/fueleconomy/articles/126370/article.html New 2009 Fuel Economy Comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySR0flj6QnQ These days there are a lot of small cars pounding their chests and claiming they get the best gas mileage around. Well, we got tired of the talk and decided to settle the score. Right here, right now! We picked three cars from our long-term fleet known for squeezing extra miles out of every gallon of gas: the spunky 2008 Smart Fortwo with a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine, the thrifty 2008 Ford Focus SES coupe with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, with its legendary 1.9-liter "TDI" diesel engine. Then we added a heavily favored gasoline-electric hybrid to the mix: a 2008 Toyota Prius.





Impreza WRX STi for Cops? Subaru Impreza Specialty Cars @ 2009 CAS
MORE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/chicago/2009/subarucustomimprez awrxstinews.html Subaru has built a custom 2009 Impreza WRX STI for factory rally team driver Travis Pastrana in celebration of his third Rally America National Championship. You can see the car at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, with Pastrana himself expected to make an appearance February 14 and 15 to sign autographs. Pastrana's new ride uses a combination of custom-made parts and accessories from both Subaru Performance Tuning and Subaru Tecnica International. To improve handling, Subaru has added an SPT front strut tower brace and SPT lower chassis brace. The stock 305-horsepower STI engine receives a performance Boost from a tuned ECU and custom downpipe. An STI short-throw shifter is connected to the six-speed gearbox. This special 2009 Subaru WRX STI also receives a custom carbon-fiber hood and rear spoiler along with a chin spoiler, mesh grille and Exhaust finishers sold as STI accessories. Biggie-size BF Goodrich G-Force Super Sport A/S 275/35ZR18 tires are wrapped around 18-inch Work Evolution XD-9 wheels finished in custom satin black. PIAA high-intensity discharge headlights, mud flaps and decals complete the rally look. The interior upholstery is done in blue Alcantara trimmed in yellow piping. Custom yellow stitching also adds accents to the steering wheel, shifter boot and brake lever boot. Carbon fiber-patterned trim adorns the dash, doors and console. The STI's very basic stock sound system has been replaced with Kicker speakers, amplifiers and a 10-inch subwoofer. Subaru has also tucked an Xbox 360 underneath the passenger seat and connected it to the Eclipse head unit.





VW R32 Rips It Up @ the Track
MORE VOLKSWAGEN R32 @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Followup/articleId=123373 You climb out of Bakersfield and go up the slope of the Sierra Nevada on California Highway 178 and the road wanders past Lake Isabella and through the Sequoia National Forest before emptying into the red expanse of the Mojave Desert. The high-speed sweepers flatter both the 2008 Volkswagen R32 and the driver holding its flat-bottom steering wheel. Nothing seduces like flattery. You might even think the VW R32 is the last car you'll ever need to buy.





Can Honda Fit Beat Prius? 2008 Honda Fit vs. 2008 Toyota Prius
CHECK OUT THE HYBRID VS. NON-HYBRID COMPARISON: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/... Consider this: The 2008 Toyota Prius base model costs 50 percent more than the 2008 Honda Fit base model. Then again, the Prius is 50 percent more fuel-efficient than the Fit when you look at the EPA's figure for combined mpg. So how does this add up? You could save $8,425 right now by buying a $15,420 Honda Fit instead of the $23,845 Toyota Prius. Of course, if the price of gasoline goes higher, then the Prius with its EPA combined estimate of 46 mpg will pay you back for your investment sooner than you'd expect. Then again, the Fit with its EPA combined estimate of 30 mpg doesn't carry the same penalty of higher financing charges, insurance costs and taxes as the more expensive Prius, plus the Toyota will be needing a new $2,585 battery pack when the odometer shows 100,000-150,000 miles. Which car is best? It sounds like the kind of question for one of those money magazines. Yes, we've painted ourselves into a bit of a projected-cost corner with this comparison of the base models of the 2008 Honda Fit and 2008 Toyota Prius, but we think we can get out without stepping on too much wet paint





Tank Smashes Prius! Toyota Prius Battles AMC Gremlin & Suffers Crushing Defeat - Roadkill Ep. 17
On this episode of Roadkill, a tank squashes a Prius to smithereens! It runs over that junk without even noticing. That's all you really need to know about this episode of Roadkill, but if you jump straight to the tank carnage you'll miss a bunch of cool stuff. Like when Freiburger and Finnegan attempt a shootout between a Toyota Prius hybrid and a '75 AMC Gremlin, trying to prove that the Gremmie is more of a greenie. It was all fun and games until the Prius engine let go on the race track in a ball of flame. Because Roadkill. After that, you've gotta see the guys once again embrace their own Kryptonite: flat-towing. Yup, as it turns out, dragging a dead Prius with a lighter, smaller Gremlin ends real badly. But in the end, the Prius is wafer thin and the Gremlin's still on the road. Still want to jump right to the tank smash? Don't be that guy. Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RoadkillShow, http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/hotrodmagazine Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel vs. 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
For the love of fuel economy http://www.autoguide.com/car-comparisons/2014-chevrolet-cruze-diesel-vs-201 3-vw-jetta-tdi-3636.html Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AutoGuideVideo YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/AutoguideVideo Facebook - http://facebook.com/AutoGuide Twitter - http://twitter.com/AutoGuide Google+ - http://goo.gl/LBxsP Web - http://www.AutoGuide.com AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and car review videos.





2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Vs. 2012 Toyota Prius
The Ultimate Commuter Car Shootout. Fuel economy numbers are often little more than a lie printed on a piece of paper and stuck to a car's window. That said, they can be terribly misleading in the hunt for a fuel-efficient commuter car. http://www.autoguide.com/car-comparisons/2012-toyota-prius-vs-2012-volkswag en-jetta-tdi-2076.html Whether you're motivated by ambition to save the environment or the simple desire to visit the gas pump less often, two hypermiling machines stand out above the rest, and not just for their impressive fuel economy claims either, but because unlike nearly every other car on the market, they exceed the already impressive EPA rated figures. These two cars are the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Toyota Prius. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AutoGuideVideo YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Autoguide Facebook - http://facebook.com/AutoGuide Twitter - http://twitter.com/AutoGuide Google+ - http://goo.gl/LBxsP Web - http://www.AutoGuide.com AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and car review videos. Produced By Chris Blanchette/Adam Wood. Hosts: Colum Wood/Richard Cazeau





SEMA: Volkswagen Jetta and Passat R GT
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos.Performance tuners are drawn to platforms that capably support increased engine power and that also accept complementary upgrades to such other elements as brakes and suspension. Volkswagens platforms have fulfilled those needs for generations, but never have the worlds of the showroom stock vehicle and the highly modified aftermarket special been as close as they are now. Personalizing a Volkswagen begins as early as the first visit to the dealer, as demonstrated by the 2006 Jetta 2.0T and 2006 Passat 2.0T on display. Each was modified inside and out using Genuine Volkswagen Accessories and shows how the enthusiast, at the time of purchase, can order an even more appealing platform for subsequent upgrades.





2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid vs Toyota Prius Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid gets 45 MPG combined according to VW, while the current generation of the iconic Toyota Prius gets 50 MPG combined according to the EPA. So if you are considering buying a hybrid car the Prius is the clear winner...at least when it comes to fuel economy. But of course fuel efficiency is not the only criteria that new car buyers use to purchase a new car. In this video review we compare the new VW Jetta hybrid to the best selling Prius to see which of the two fuel sipping cars is the best buy.





MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI





VW Jetta TDI vs Toyota Prius Showdown
The Jetta TDI on the track vs. Toyota Prius





2008 Volkswagen Jetta Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/kbb/NewsAndReviews/VideoLibrary.aspx Volkswagen Jetta. The concept of German engineering might seem like a simple marketing ploy but there is actually something to it. Driving privileges for Germanys fabled autobahn arent limited to the fastest, most expensive cars. Relatively inexpensive cars like the Volkswagen Jetta travel the autobahn, too. Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Volkswagen Jetta. Unsurprisingly, the same engineering philosophy that makes the Volkswagen Jetta suitable for the autobahn also makes it pretty darn fun to drive. America car buyers have known this ever since the Jetta was introduced to the US in 1980. Now in its fifth generation, the Jetta continues to offer German style and handling at a price accessible to the common man. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





Toyota Prius 3rd Gen. review by Fifth Gear
http://www.fastmotoring.com - While other automakers have yet to even develop a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, Toyota is already on its third generation of the Toyota Prius. This four-door hybrid has become a hit with consumers because of its stunning fuel economy, uncompromised driving pleasure and acceleration performance.





2011 Volkswagen Jetta: bigger better cheaper
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Chances are that you probably know a friend who at one point in their lives has owned a Volkswagen Jetta. And chances atre pretty good that owner might even be you or someone in your family. So when it came time for Volkswagen to update the the Jetta, the company used a tried and true American formula for success...male it bigger, better and cheaper.




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