2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkwagen Jetta TDI: City Engine With Highway Mileage

January 13, 2012


This is easily one of the best engines around for city driving. The instant torque it serves up works perfectly for pulling out of driveways, squirting into traffic and otherwise negotiating all the various stop and go situations that go along with driving on crowded streets.

Then there's the fact that the same engine returns an easy 35mpg on the highway. And I say "easy" because that's this car's overall average over the roughly 16,000 miles we've driven it. On pure highway stints it no doubt returns even better numbers.

Made me wonder how Volkswagen is going to market the new Jetta hybrid. Should be interesting.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com

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