2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Beating the EPA is Easy

February 27, 2012


Even with the optimistic self-reporting of which most cars are guilty, I was able to eclipse the Volkswagen Jetta TDI's EPA estimated Highway fuel economy of 42 mpg. I set the cruise to 76 mph and ran the AC the entire 250-mile distance to produce this 44 mpg average. I'm fairly certain this car can get 45 mpg. What are "hyper-milers" getting, 50 mpg?

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 17,902 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in VA is:

$127 per month*
* Explanation