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VW Jetta TDI: Long-term test report

VW Jetta TDI
Inside Line has started a long-term test report of the VW Jetta TDI.

The 2009 Jetta TDI comes equipped with a fair number of luxury features as standard equipment, as VW has positioned this car as the top of the Jetta line. Among them are a leather-wrapped steering wheel, iPod-friendly aux input, an in-dash six-disc CD changer and a 10-speaker audio system. That TDI designation also means the Jetta in question is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC inline-4 fueled by ultralow-sulfur diesel.

Making 140 horsepower is one thing. Making 263 pound-feet of torque at only 1,750 rpm is something else. And mixing these figures into a sedan body weighing 3,364 pounds and cranking out an EPA rating of 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway is something fantastic.

Helping the Jetta on its way to these hybrid-esque numbers is Volkswagen’s industry-changing DSG dual-clutch automated manual transmission.

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Source: Inside Line