2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Mythbusting
February 22, 2012
Myth: IL is playing "let's see who can get the highest mpg" games with the Jetta. -- commenter @brn.
But I'll have you know, at least speaking for myself, I don't drive the Jetta with fuel economy in mind. And seeing as how editor Dan Edmunds claimed, "Diesel torque rules" in a previous post, I'm guessing a lot of the other editors don't either.
If you're curious to see how the fight for best average mpg played out between long-termers Jetta TDI, Fusion Hybrid, Mazda 3 Skyactiv, Fiat 500 and Mazda 2, hit the jump.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 17,330 miles
July 2011: Editor Ron Montoya upped the TDI's best mpg during Carmaggedon weekend thanks to the fact that "There was nobody on the road."
August 2011: Editor Brent Romans beat Montoya's best mpg for the Jetta and without hypermiling.