Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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

84
Priced From $22,995
MPG 36.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan Scores for this style only
Wagon/CUVWagon/CUV Scores for this style only

Car and Driver

10/21/10
2010-10-21
79
100

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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.

CNET.com

06/04/14
2014-06-04
81
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI offers basic transportation at a bargain and an excellent engine, but techies will want to hold off for the improved 2015 model.

CarReview.com

06/06/14
2014-06-06
82
100

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David Colman David Colman Score Pending 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan

The short list of shortcomings here is far outweighed by the many virtues of this efficient, affordable and handsome family sedan.

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.

Edmunds.com

03/09/10
2010-03-09
83
100

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Mark Takahashi Mark Takahashi Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon/CUV

The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI represents a capable and economical alternative to crossover SUVs. An added plus is a refined interior that looks and feels upscale, as well as an amenable ride quality.

Edmunds.com

01/25/11
2011-01-25
83
100

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Mark Takahashi Mark Takahashi Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon/CUV

The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI represents a capable and economical alternative to crossover SUVs. An added plus is a refined interior that looks and feels upscale, as well as an amenable ride quality.

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.

Vehix.com

06/09/10
2010-06-09
84
100

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Nathan D. Adlen Nathan D. Adlen 6.8 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon/CUV

The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen is a very well executed, efficient machine that makes a great argument for wagons over crossovers – if you like driving.

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