Volkswagen Jetta TDI

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

82
Priced From $22,995
MPG 36.0
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Car and Driver

10/21/10
2010-10-21
79
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Mark Gillies Mark Gillies 6.6 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

The new Jetta made for Americans is bigger and cheaper than the car it replaces. But unlike the previous Jetta TDI, there’s not enough goodness in this new car to make it feel worth its premium.

Car and Driver

07/14/10
2010-07-14
79
100

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Tony Swan Tony Swan 7.2 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

TDI Cup racing Jettas are stripped of all nonessentials, which keeps the curb weight well below that of the street car. But our test car was over $30K. That seems like a pretty hefty sum for a race-car replica.

AutoGuide.com

07/13/10
2010-07-13
80
100

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Ken Glassman Ken Glassman 7.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

I loved the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI because of the handling, but hated the sluggish performance. And with a bottom line of just over $30,000, there are a lot of alternatives that might suit most people better.

CarReview.com

10/20/10
2010-10-20
81
100

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Derek Mau Derek Mau Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

If you want a Jetta TDI sedan and like to drive, this is your car. The firmer GLI suspension, larger brakes, and upgraded antiroll bars go a long way towards making it exciting to drive. Of course those upgrades do nothing to address the modest horsepower of a TDI engine.

AutoGuide.com

02/04/11
2011-02-04
81
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

The diesel engine is the Jetta’s raison d’être. Without it, there are other compact sedans on the market that should be more reliable, more fuel efficient and more fun.

AutoBlog.com

06/15/10
2010-06-15
83
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

When you think diesel, a body-kitted sports sedan doesn’t spring to mind. But, given the right stretch of road and a proper set of performance tires, the Jetta TDI Cup Edition has real potential.

Cars.com

10/15/11
2011-10-15
84
100

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Bill Jackson Bill Jackson Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

What the Volkswagen Jetta TDI clean-diesel sedan lacks in electronic gizmos it makes up for with a rewarding driving experience and superior mileage.

USA Today

08/04/11
2011-08-04
85
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

On balance, Test Drive is happy to forgive the interior faults because the Jetta TDI is roomy and comfy, and the engine’s personality quickly makes the car such a pal.

Auto123.com

04/19/10
2010-04-19
85
100

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Rob Rothwell Rob Rothwell Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

Looking for a sporty 4-door German sedan powered by the latest in turbo-diesel technology? The BMW 335d too expensive? If your wallet can sustain a hit of $24,475, the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel may be for you.

Washington Post

06/27/10
2010-06-27
86
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDi sedan is far more than the sum of its parts. It is proof that economy and efficiency need not be in conflict with fun-to-drive.

Vehix.com

03/16/11
2011-03-16
86
100

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Christian Wardlaw Christian Wardlaw Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI is safe, comfortable, and genuinely fun to drive. Well equipped with plenty of standard features, the Jetta also holds its value over time, and doesn’t cost very much to begin with.

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