Used Car Spotlight: Volkswagen Jetta TDI
If you’re reading this, you probably already know that TDI stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection; which is a type of diesel engines designed by the Volkswagen Group. You probably also know that TDI engines can achieve fuel economy of over 50 mpg and still return amazing performance. In fact, a diesel powered SEAT Leon (a car which is built on a shared VW platform) won the World Touring Car Championship in 2008 and 2009, and it was racing predominately traditional gasoline powered vehicles.
Oh Yea! This Jetta TDI Gets 42mpg on the highway!
It sure does! And unlike the 2012 Toyota Prius which is rated for 48 MPG highway, you don’t have to replace a battery after 8 years for the tune of $3,000. But batteries are totally environmentally friendly, right?
Is the 2012 Jetta TDI Green?
No, this one is silver. But seriously, Diesel cars today run on a low sulfur fuel that is one of the cleanest types of fuel worldwide, greenhouse gas and NOX emissions are way down too. Even Green Car Reports ranked the Jetta TDI as one of the best used cars to buy.
This 2012 VW Jetta TDI is Fuel Efficient and Environmentally Friendly, Is it Slow?
No. On paper the VW Jetta TDI’s 140 horsepower might not sound like much, but the whopping 236 lb-ft of torque make the engine feel much more powerful. This TDI will take you from 0-60 in a respectable 8 seconds flat. But more importantly, it will take you, your friends, family, dogs, skis, sandwiches, or whatever else you can fit into the massive trunk up to the mountains without breaking a sweat. Plus, diesel engines do much better than their gasoline counterparts at altitude, so this Jetta won’t run out of breath before the Eisenhower tunnel unlike those other sedans doing 30 mph in the left lane.
It’s only had one, local, owner and done just over 41,000 miles. The exterior is spotless and the interior looks just as new. It features a premium package which includes indulgently comfortable leather seats, a terrific stereo with all the modern features you want, and all the features you will come to love, like heated seats and heated mirrors. Check out a pristine example of one of the coolest-fuel efficient cars ever. See all the details and 50 photos here.