2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Test drive and review

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I what could charitably be as a love-hate relationship with the Jetta. Ever since the version came out in 2011, been praising it for its roomy seat and trunk and excellent dynamics while simultaneously it for its downmarket interior and bait-and-switch structure. I’ve driven the Jetta. the cheap Jetta. the Jetta and the racy Jetta. and I yet to develop a consistent opinion.

There’s one Jetta I hadn’t until now, and that’s the Jetta TDI. Understand I am a sucker for diesels. To me, the diesel is the automotive equivalent of bacon: It everything better.

We have a diesel-powered Passat. and as far as I’m its the best family car on wheels.

So happens when you put my favorite engine in my least-favorite Volkswagen Short version: You get an excellent car with a cheap interior. the long version.

Diesel

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Let’s talk about the engine (link goes to As you’d expect, I like about it. The Jetta’s 2.0-liter TDI turbodiesel develops 140 horsepower and 240 of torque, same as it does in the Passat, but with 200 fewer of car to lug around. My test Jetta had a manual transmission, and man, was it zoomy! (Granted, ten months of the Passat TDI has taught me how to squeeze the out of this engine.

The trick is to a thousand RPM or so short of the redline and the wave of mid-range torque.) The felt a little heavy, but other VW TDIs I’ve there wasn’t much passed back through the

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The Jetta TDI is EPA-rated for 30 MPG city and 42 MPG for both manual and automatic Diesels almost always their EPA estimates, and the Jetta was no I averaged an even 43 MPG, low-to-mid 30s in town and 50.6 on one highway trip. I was aided by the TDI’s upshift light, encouraged me to pick a higher than I normally would at a steady 40 MPH, the Jetta 5th instead of 4th. A little proved that this did a difference, and as long as I kept the above 1,200 RPM or so, acceleration a problem.

With a 15.5 gallon tank, the Jetta TDI will go 600 miles on a tank, nearly the range of most gasoline

Keen eyes will that the Jetta’s EPA MPG is in the same as the diesel Passat’s estimates of for the automatic and 31/43 for the manual. this up to the nature of the diesel (weight doesn’t seem to fuel economy as much it with a gasoline engine) and a emissions system (while the requires AdBlue fluid, the does not; for more on and the selective catalyst reduction emissions system, go here .) vehicles are generally more but with diesel cars, isn’t necessarily the case.

But there’s still that

2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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