2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Home on this Range

June 21, 2011

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I'm in Santa Cruz getting ready to drive back to my home in the Los Angeles area, 363 miles away. I know the range on the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is the best in the business so I check the distance to empty gauge and find I've got about 380 miles before I need a fill up. That's not so good. But then I look at the trip meter and find I've already driven 202 miles.

Five and a half hours later, I pull up in front of my house with 10 miles left to empty. Some people might consider that cutting it close. But I liked the fact that I covered all the distance without breaking my stride (except for coffee). By the way, I averaged 44 mpg over the 363 miles cruising between 65 and 75 mph.

Philip Reed, Edmunds senior consumer advice editor @ 5,937 miles

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