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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel Car

2. Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Nearly half of all 2012 sales of clean diesel vehicles are represented by the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. At a base MSRP of $22,990, the clean diesel Jetta sedan undercuts the price of all Prius models, except the wee Prius C. At the same time, it packs a bigger punch of torque than the hybrid can muster. This performance comes with little sacrifice regarding highway fuel efficiency, delivering 42 MPG on the highway.

For another $2,500 or so, green consumers can opt for the Sportwagen version of the Jetta TDI. This adds a generous amount of cargo space to an already compelling package of fuel efficiency, great handling, and speed off the line. In 2012, the Jetta TDI Sportwagen is selling at twice the rate of the next most popular clean diesel vehicle, the Passat TDI also from Volkswagen. Through July, VW has sold almost 30,000 units of the clean diesel Jetta.

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8:22AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

i doubt if they would ever bring the last 3 cars to my country, at least not in the foreseeable future. so i guess its just the prius for me? hmm... will have to see what other car models come out early next year.

8:18AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

love the civiv and the volt!

7:23PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

My wife's Volt.....11000 miles, 25 gallons in 15+ mos....they've treated her very well......

still like my Honda Civic hybrid -- I think it can give most Priuses a run for fuel efficiency mpg, but am considering a plug-in Prius in my future...or maybe a Leaf with the Volt being our distance car......

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11:56PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Thank you! But natural gas is NOT good!!!

11:56PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Thank you! But natural gas is NOT good!!!

11:35AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

I rather buy a VW diesel lean and mean, until there is a better option like a Golf Electric. I am having the solar panels installed already, that will be my eights VW.

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