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 Full Test
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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.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen shakes up the Jetta lineup for 2008 by reconfiguring the trim levels and doing away with the turbo option. If that 200 horsepower, 2 liter turbo model holds more appeal, then you'll now have to step up to the GLI in order to get it. That leaves the Jetta with a 2.5 Liter 5-cylinder across the 3 new trim levels available.
GLI Fahrenheit Edition # 59
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. It competes with the Subaru Impreza and Honda Civic.
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Jeremy on the Volkswagen Jetta - Top Gear - BBC
In this great behind the scenes out take, Jeremy Clarkson tells us why he's currently driving a Volkswagen Jetta.
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