2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Passat TDI for Green Car of the Year?

October 24, 2011


Can you guess what the Passat TDI and the Jetta TDI have in common? Well, the Green Car Journal just released its list of finalists for its annual Green Car of the Year award, and the Passat TDI got a nod; you may recall that the Jetta TDI was a finalist back in 2009 and went on to win the award. The other finalists this year are the Ford Focus Electric, the Honda Civic Natural Gas, the Mitsubishi i and the Toyota Prius V.

Nominees are selected by the editors of Green Car Journal along with a panel of leaders from national environmental organizations. According to the Journal, "models are considered that feature improved environmental impact and increased efficiencies."

My money's on the Prius V, which is far and away the most fuel-efficient choice in the wagon/compact crossover segment. What's your guess as to which model will come out the winner?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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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