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The has traditionally been Volkswagen’s top in the U.S. and previous generations little more than of the Golf two- and four-door sedans. That changed Jetta’s model-year 2011 – although the SportWagen retained its with new front sheetmetal to the sedan’s looks. The redesign the Jetta’s price, enlarged space and sparked a sales that placed it fifth in the class for calendar year a position it has retained through the half of 2012.

Volkswagen has a history of integrating diesel into its lineup and is the leader in modern, clean diesel to the U.S. The German automaker offers four clean models with sales total more than all of the diesel offerings combined. The TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection), and SportWagen, is the leading seller, up more than 28,000 through July.

For 2013, the TDI SportWagen has only minor over 2012 models; a multi-function steering wheel and display on the S Trim.

This was done on the East Coast a DSG automatic transmission-equipped version Larry Hall’s Pacific review of a manual-transmission model.

for the 2013 sedan TDI build on a of changes VW began last that include exterior tweaks and new interior appointments. On the the sedan gains chrome accents and chrome window Inside now includes power-recline and front passenger seats in to a leather-wrapped steering wheel, knob, and handbrake lever. A new trim enhances the dash and panels. Later in the model the TDI sedan will receive a dash.

The top-of-the-line TDI Premium Navigation trim now includes a power driver seat and new aluminum-alloy wheels that it from the 16-inch standard of other models.

Pricing for the Jetta TDI sedan starts at a $215 increase over the 2012 model. The SportWagen TDI has a price starting at $25,540, the as last year. EPA estimated economy for both models is 30 highway and 34 combined.

Jetta TDI

The most significant change for the Jetta TDI sedan was that it its own platform – it’s no longer a hatchback with a trunk to the rear end. The car strains the of compact, pushing the envelope into the mid-size arena. Its grew 2.9 inches, to 104.4 and length is increased the same, to inches.

By adding nearly three to the space that must be by hips, thighs, knees and VW turned the backseat into territory. And the trunk is large to handle more gear any other sedan in the compact

The growth was accompanied by a new body-style continues for the 2013 model Tossed was the distinctive wide grille, replaced with a determined and synchronous face. of the toned-down proboscis, the look is Germanic, more generic. the Jetta is not stirring or striking, it is with sharp lines provide an overall appearance of sophistication. It’s a look outdistances its intended compact car

The exterior’s contemporary look is inside the car, with a instrument cluster and uncluttered stack. When used, has that solid feeling in a German automobile. That the cabin is the first place the bean counters’ influence is – the rich looking, soft-to-the-touch of the outgoing model were by shiny, not-so-soft plastic. VW is correcting that.

The inside the only place where the types had their way with the Jetta. The multi-link rear was replaced with a less torsion-beam design. Those who check the engine’s vital will find the gas struts hold up the hood are gone, the trunk lid struts, replaced gooseneck type hinges intrude into the trunk

Jetta SportWagen TDI

The 2013 SportWagen TDI is basically the same it’s been for several with an underbody structure of the Jettas. Notwithstanding its own distinct the SportWagen is easily identified as a family member. The cabin with high-quality materials are noticeably better than the

Riding on a three-inch-shorter wheelbase, the is smaller than the Jetta resulting in a more constricted seat area than the But if you’re buying a wagon looking for cargo room and the boasts 32.8 cubic of cargo volume behind the seat and 66.9 cubic with its rear seat That’s comparable to many

There’s a new SportWagen in the works should show up in fall and may or may not be named a Jetta SportWagon. expected that there be shortages of the wagon around the end of the so, if you like the current edition, sooner than later is

For 2013 both the sedan and are equipped standard with keyless entry; power locks and outside mirrors; air an AM/FM radio with CD adjustable front seats; and a and telescopic steering wheel. of the usual options are available a navigation system that the new Fender audio system an SD card slot and iPod

On The Road

Volkswagen provided a TDI sedan with a six-speed transmission for a weeklong evaluation. TDI is a injection system where is sprayed directly into cylinder, rather than a pre-combustion chamber. A turbocharger and are also used. Together, components result in cleaner and better acceleration, the latter due to higher-torque characteristics. The 2.0-liter diesel furnishes 140 horsepower and a healthy 236 pound-feet of torque.

We did stints with our Jetta TDI to get a on fuel economy: We clocked 56 on city streets, 241 miles of interstate driving and a fun-filled 137 on two-lane back county

During our in-town driving I put on my “conservative” driving hat and forced to shift gears according to the arrow on the instrument cluster. into fourth gear at mph, as the arrow directed, was But apparently the folks at Volkswagen how one should drive to squeeze out economy because I wrung out mpg. (So much for the way EPA arrives at its

The following day we topped off fuel two away from Interstate-5 and south from Olympia, to Portland, Oregon. On this leg we mostly in the right lane and speed to between 60 and 65 mph. On the far left lane driving more like the natural for the Jetta and we cruised most of the way at mph. We exited where we and pumped 5.63 gallons of That’s 42.8 miles per

Three days later it was for the turbo to spool up and stay – and never mind the fuel There are some marvelous, two-lane roads in the South area of Washington State Blacktop surfaces range silky smooth to almost with stretches of flat or straight-aways and an abundance of blind and off-camber hairpin turns. For of the 137 miles the transmission was in 3rd or 4th gear, sure that the 30 to 50 mph posted weren’t exceeded by too much. The 236 of torque produced by 2.0-liter arrives at 1,750 rpm, that you don’t need a displacement gas engine to have And a 140 horsepower diesel validates you can have a smile on your while averaging 32.3

The stretched wheelbase improves the ride quality and despite the to a torsion-beam rear suspension, the hasn’t lost its taut, feel on the road. Steering is well weighted and communicative and the are strong under foot and in their response. Cabin is at a minimum, even at highway with less road and wind whistle than for the class.

On The Green Side

On top of super-greenies and energy security can run biodiesel in the Jetta TDI. The warranty only allows a 5 blend of biodiesel, but for some, are made to be broken – especially considering the stakes of continuing our dependence on oil. Biodiesel a 100 percent petroleum-free alternative (We can’t tell you what to do; let conscience be your guide.)

opportunities are only possible Volkswagen overcame the hurdle of Tier 2, Bin 5 emissions standards. the Mercedes Bluetec system, injects urea into the system to convert NOx to nitrogen and the Jetta uses a NOx storage which holds the emissions in a until they can be burned off by the In addition, the common rail injection uses piezoelectric injectors, which permits injection pressure than a system. These clean technologies, developed in partnership Audi and Mercedes Benz, are a in terms of neutralizing emissions and out diesel-related particulates.

Exciting but when looking at overall low diesels still can’t with hybrids. It’s a big for a diesel to pass California’s 2, Bin 5 standards, but that’s still about average for a new vehicle. the squeakiest of squeaky-clean standards is the reserved for the Toyota Prius, Civic Hybrid, and a handful of vehicles including the conventional of the Volkswagen Jetta.

Diesel-makers will be quick to out that the difference between 2, Bin 5 and SULEV is negligible—considering that of these standards are many cleaner than past of cars and trucks. That is supported by the federal government’s the Jetta TDI is an “Advanced Lean Technology Motor Vehicle.”

upon a time, we all figured fuel efficiency would be the hair shirt—righteous but painful. the 2013 Jetta TDI, has given lie to dire expectation and a car that not only dispenses exceptional fuel efficiency, actually a lot of fun to drive.


Prices are suggested retail price at time of publication and do not include charges, taxes or licensing.

Automatic Transmission-Equipped Jetta TDI

For his Larry Hall drove a Jetta TDI with six-speed transmission in Washington state, and month in Pennsylvania, I followed up a Premium Jetta TDI with Nav and DSG automatic transmission.

His write-up well covers the car, so than restating things, I a video and will add a couple here with regard to the DSG and miscellaneous details.

While the and roads are compelling in both between the two transmissions, I think had the better time of it.

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The Dual-Shift (DSG) is actually a sophisticated arrangement, electronically controlled, roots back to Porsche. It can be shifted with the gear and returns the same EPA-rated economy as the automatic.

One nitpick is there’s a slightly longer usual lag time compared to automatics from the moment one the accelerator and the time the car decides to go. can occur either from a or on the road.

It’s all rather odd that peak torque at only 1,750 rpm and max pulling is theoretically available virtually a standstill.

Nor am I the first to notice as other reviewers and VW owners observed the same.

This Larry, who recounted a semi-harrowing in which he was in a VW Toureg similarly needed to make a quick maneuver, put the accelerator to the floor, and the car before complying.

Without harping on the safety overly much, I’ll say I like a car that does I tell it to when I tell it to, and not a or two later. This wouldn’t with a manual gearbox the car is in a suitable gear.

Once it going, the TDI with DSG accelerates and it would appear the slight results from the electronic governing the system’s operation.

And take me wrong: If I really an automatic, I might still go the DSG assuming the car otherwise met my needs. But the response can be disconcerting and – to coin a on an old phrase – it would make me pause.

Aside from the car does offer much to It’s uncluttered, spacious for a functions well, returns mileage, and at least in theory, the could last a long

The power delivery takes a getting used to though. As I to explain in the video, the car gives its right off the line. Spinning the feels less rewarding would a higher strung car which progressively accelerates as the rise.

Frankly, it is a bit strange the TDI would spin the front a quarter or half turn as it going, then almost mozy up to speed as the engine out in an attempt to keep the initially pace.

This is no pokey but it is also no sprinter. It’s a long-legged runner that its own cadence, and if you are OK with that, it has known to make loyal

And, if you do get one, be prepared to a member of a semi-exclusive club. fuel, while definitely is less plentiful in some not to mention more pricey. At the station I visited on one occasion in a suburb, there was a single pump on the side of the lot along about 12 other gas pumps at dispensing the usual regular, and premium.

One man was occupying the spot I to be in, refilling his wife’s 2013 TDI – he too told me they’d steered of the DSG for reasons described but loved TDI. We chatted it up as fellow VW drivers – him full time, me – and I’m glad I was not in a hurry as he apologized, his car parked in the spot, and went to pay because there was no credit swipe on this old school It took a few minutes.

Of course, situations vary so this is not meant to suggest is what you’ll get – but in other besides, it is a somewhat rarefied driving a type of car that 1 percent of Americans buy.

But you what? I don’t mind a little unique, and this too is not a breaker for me.

I actually like the TDI and could see myself living it, as the car is teutonically competent in most

But give me the six-speed manual. I shifting for myself anyway, and the DSG’s electronically induced to respond, there’s no question would make more for me.

Of course I’d wait for a 2014 if I as VW will be replacing the independent suspension deleted in 2011 and it also be getting electro-mechanical steering to replace the hydraulic

This move follows we’ve already noted in VW saved money in its 2011 redesign with a functional but costly – and probably less – torsion beam rear

For 2014 all U.S. Jetta will once again from four-wheel independent whereas presently only the GLI sedan is so equipped.

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