2010 Honda Insight & 2009 VW Jetta TDI: Fuel Sipper Smackdown 2
August 06, 2009
Last month we hit the highway for the second-annual Fuel Sipper Smackdown. Last year's selection of cars was a little sad sack, not providing many appealing choices for those in search of a fuel-sipping car. This year was a lot different.
We plucked the Honda Insight and VW Jetta TDI from our long-term fleet and pitted them against a Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mini Cooper and 2010 Toyota Prius. Since each was very different, the goal wasn't necessarily to declare a winner. Instead, we would find how each did in different driving environments and compare our real-world results to the EPA estimates and on-board fuel economy meters.
Check out the Fuel Sipper Smackdown 2 article and video for the full results
James Riswick, Automotive Editor