2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Review Car Reviews — Volkswagen Golf Country

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The Golf TDI is back, but is it as good as hoped it would be?


1. The Golf TDI returns to North for 2010, after being since 2006.

2. The turbo-diesel makes 140-hp and 236 ft-lbs of

3. The TDI is offered in 3 and 5-door trim, from $22,189.

4. Fuel is rated at 30/42 mpg (city/hwy) the DSG automatic, although testing has that real world economy may be higher.

Yes, the Volkswagen Golf TDI will do at 41 mpg on the highway, and 1 mpg better with the of the DSG dual-clutch transmission. That this German frügalwagen a of about 700 miles (1100 on that “range” later.


How can a dino juice-burning engine get comparable to the (slightly less Toyota Prius? Actually, the TDI is, at least the equal of that hybrid. On the highway, in real-world people have been to get upwards of 50 mpg in the V-Dub.

Of course, the Volkswagen has one big advantage: one of diesel fuel contains energy than a unit of Since you’re getting energy (147,000 British Units per gallon of diesel 125,000 BTU of gasoline), you shouldn’t all that much when the of diesel fuel is more than gasoline.

Even you may be paying more for fuel, make lots of sense if traveling long distances as range means you’ll be less often for fuel.


Volkswagen calls its latest its sixth generation, or in Internet speak, the MkVI. It still the same basic platform as year’s Rabbit. There be no Rabbit or Jetta Sportwagen moving forward — they’ve replaced by the Golf and Golf respectively. Of note, the Golf is basically a refreshed Jetta

Back to the changes. Up front, new and chiseled lines denote the face of Volkswagen. In the rear, square tail lamps the car much closer to what expect from a branch of the family tree.

Inside, an touchscreen audio interface and niceties abound. While manufacturers try and emulate the look and “feel” of the Golf, it’s trying to hit a moving target. German hatch is that

Available in both three and door versions costing $22,189, standard features a multi-function steering wheel, shift knob, Bluetooth prep, air conditioning, cruise touchscreen sound system and CD player, six month of Sirius radio, pollen filter, locks, power (heated!) power windows, fog lights, six and a full suite of electronic aids. You know, like traction control, ESP,

Options? Heated washer and seats ($225), sunroof xenon headlights ($700), spoiler ($380), DVD-based system ($1750), and Dynaudio ($476).

Fully loaded — the “Sport Styling Kit” and 18-inch wheels — you’ll be out the in a 5-door for a shade under

With the Rabbit, aspects of the felt tinny and lacking The new Golf? Well, in top trim basically what you’d from a lower-priced Audi.


About that Audi”: the Audi A3 TDI starts at A Golf TDI equipped with a DSG costs $24,639. Sure, the comes with leather and a few luxury touches you can’t get on the — still, fully-loaded, the V-Dub save you about $1000.

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will compare the Golf TDI to a or Honda Insight, and the verdict is if you want a conventional car and do mostly driving that you’ll for several years, the Golf every time.

If you drive mostly in stop-and-go and lease your vehicles — but care about your consumption — a hybrid is best. An pick, especially if you’ve got a is the sweet-handling and very impressive Fusion Hybrid, from


A Golf TDI is among the relaxing cars I’ve In traffic, with the DSG, the torque (236 ft-lbs 1750 – 2500 RPM) it’s hardly ever hard. More revs more noise — sure, at a modern diesel is slightly than a gasoline motor — but are you sitting in an idling car?

torque translates into in-town performance and a good for getting up to speed on the highway. performance is good, despite you’d think from 140 horsepower.

Handling is balanced, predictable, and — exactly what you’d from a Volkswagen. The added of the diesel motor up front a detriment to performance, either. it drives like a much car.

Back to those numbers. The Environmental Protection (EPA) tests every sold in the US and provides official consumption figures of 30 mpg city and 42 mpg (with the DSG.) But using or European testing, those jump to 35 mpg city and 50 mpg highway — a 15 per difference.

Real-world experience has that the latter figures to be more accurate, too. And without what hybrid call “hypermiling.”


put: The new Golf TDI is a class-leading with a class-leading engine. The cost of a diesel motor for itself quickly in highway and the car’s refinement is hard to

If you’re concerned about the country’s need for fossil you know using less is the answer. The car’s impressive coupled with driving and practicality of a normal car mean the TDI is an unapologetic way to make some cupcakes…and eat them, too.

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