2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car review — Volkswagen Jetta MkV

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Posted on 06.22.2009 by Terence 1

Volkswagen is proving you don’t have to purchase a in order to drive a green That is the idea behind the automotive manufacturer’s alternatively 2009 Jetta TDI. Our car equipped with a 2.0 Liter diesel power plant 140 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque and still and EPA estimated 40 MPG on the highway when to our car’s DSG gearbox. Starting out at a over $22,000 the VW Jetta TDI is an alternative to other environmentally vehicles. Our Reflex Silver four door medium sedan rode on a set of stylish 16 alloy wheels and aside the TDI badge on the trunk, this looked just like any Jetta in the VW family.

The interior was with goodies like air conditioning, V-Tex leatherette seats and a 6 disc CD changer auxiliary input jack for all MP3 needs. One of the nicer features comes with our TDI, or any new for that matter, is 24 hour side assistance for the first 3 or 36,000 miles of ownership. Not to that thanks to the new common fuel delivery system, the TDI is the only diesel in the U.S. meets the strict European II Bin 5 emissions requirements without the aid of any additive, that is the equivalent of an LEV II rating from the California Air Board. Coming in at $25,070 the Jetta TDI is a pretty good to pay for such a well finished, and fun to drive package.

Exterior impression:

Volkswagen not to expose their alternatively Jetta with large or gaudy emblems, instead our TDI to be the same as any other MKV platform with room for five and a there is no difference between our Silver Metallic Jetta TDI and the compact four door from VW. Aside from the 16 inch rims, the only that gives this car away is the TDI badge on the trunk . We like the blue “I”, a at the German automaker’s cleaner with cars like the Sport Roadster .

The headlights are and friendly, the car is proportionately sized, the chrome treatment in the grill is but it’s a shame that has decided not to differentiate the front of the Golf and Jetta like used to, that always for some pretty cool GTIs with square Not that there is anything with the exterior of the TDI. The of the TDI comes under the hood and at the although it would be nice for VW to up the color blue a little bit . perhaps on the lips of the rims or on the just something subtle to the car from the rest of the VW lineup. One is for certain, if you like the looks of the you would have no problem, the TDI.

Interior impression:

The inside of the TDI is just what you would from the German automotive the interior was comfortable, with a laid out instrument cluster and stack that not only good, but was very user as well . The seats were wrapped in black V-Tex a durable, attractive and a very leather substitute. The material is breathable than leather, but not as as a cloth covered seat and isn’t as cushy or grippy as the material. However a few important like the multi-function steering and hand brake lever are in the real thing.

The radio was top it stored up to 6 CDs that can also MP3 burned discs as well as the auxiliary input jack. The can pick up AM/FM and Sirius radio signals, which all easily found thanks to the well placed dials and friendly layout. The only we found with our Jetta TDI is Volkswagen continues to use the same coating for items like the switches that are found to peeled back exposing the underneath in many used There was also a plastic in the middle of the dash that had started to lift at the corners, a byproduct of the car’s tight

The drive:

Surprisingly the suspension on our was stiff, and made he car feel like a sports car than you should be getting a tax credit for . This is only a likely effect of having TDI emblems to the side of the Volkswagen Group’s Le winning endurance race VW must see diesel differently the rest of the world, where we in the U.S. see dirty pollutants, in the turbo diesel trend is the best thing in the high market.

Our car cam equipped with a DSG gearbox, however when with the 140 HP 2.0 Liter TDI power . the combination takes some used to, especially when to pass on the highway. When you out and mash the gas, the TDI falls on its face before finding a gear and pushing through its RPM range. We found ourselves to apply a substantial amount of to the accelerator in order to get the Jetta to with decent vigor. while driving on city the power train combination a different story, we found feathering the throttle, because if we not delicate our heads would be thrown back into the from the diesel’s outstanding 236 of torque when attempting to forward in traffic.

From the seat, the Jetta TDI carries of the traits of traditional oil burners. The time you will know you are behind the wheel of a diesel is the second that you creep from a stop, this is the time that the insulation the engine cover doesn’t the clacking of the compression ignited fueled power plant gets a hybrid-like EPA estimated 29 MPG in the and 40 MPG on the highway.

Why to buy?

If you are a father, looking for a reliable ride for your and have the foresight to think about maintenance and fuel the Jetta TDI is for you. The diesel plant has less moving which means less to go and fewer potential problem Despite the exorbitant cost of fuel in the U.S. it is still a economical option over based on the alternative fuel’s range characteristics.

Volkswagen Jetta MkV

If you want to fly the green car radar in a green and still feel like you can fun in the twisties, take the TDI over a pass, you’ll fall in

This is also the car to buy if you want to in the Jetta TDI Cup. a one make racing series for the diesel Volkswagen.

Why not to buy?

If you are still about diesel power, it is due to the selective supply, inflated or just because it is different; but want to save some at the pump and show off how green you are to friends, you should look at a The Toyota Prius is a great and will instantaneously earn you credit as a hyper miler or you can at the more affordable Insight Honda ; although neither of options offer the same styling as our Jetta TDI .

If you want a Jetta because you are for the traditionally affordable four VW think again, this one probably be a little too uncomfortable. The is set up more like the hot hatch GTI . sprung and slightly harsh, for carrying speed through but not so great for going over bumps in the mall parking

Top Speed Final Verdict:

The TDI experience is surprisingly different what you would expect looking at the car from the outside. four door VW has been with the spirit of a GTI and the soul of a vehicle. Our Jetta TDI took a getting used to, but once we it out, we liked what we driving . especially when it time for a fill up, something never happened. We enjoy the ride, but question whether is what American new car buyers are for from the familiar four Jetta.

Our TDI was able to throw you in the seat with it’s 236 of torque . which can be easily with some computer This Jetta has more under the hood than you ever expect from sister’s car. One of the interesting about our Jetta TDI was the needle on the it moves around more a tire pressure gauge something connected to a traditional combustion engine, we aren’t whether this is attributable to the engine or the double clutch

Either way it didn’t bother us too our only recommendation would be to drive a manual version as to see what you prefer. By the way, the 2.0 Liter turbocharged engine is the diesel on the road today meets the strict European CO2 regulations without the help of a additive, like AddBLUE . Now green.

Volkswagen Jetta MkV
Volkswagen Jetta MkV
Volkswagen Jetta MkV
Volkswagen Jetta MkV
Volkswagen Jetta MkV

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