It’s rare that it takes an entire year to hear a review for a new model, but having the opportunity to drive a new car for a full year to give the most complete information seems to make a lot of sense to really get to know the model. That is what happened with the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. The first thing you notice is how efficiency and sportiness are mixed together in the perfect combination and all the critics have thought this sixth generation Jetta is the best to have come out of all the Jetta versions.
The car that was kept for review was a Tempest Blue 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. This beauty hosts a 2.0 liter turbo diesel inline four that gives 140 horsepower and 236 pound feet of torque matched up to a six speed manual transmission. Along with the options, this same model retails for $24,965 with a $775 destination, so definitely very affordable which is what Volkswagen had in mind for this model.
So far America loves this car to the tune of 177,360 new models rolling off the dealership lots which is 42.9% more than the 2010 Jetta. The navigation seemed to get the most mixed reviews. On one hand, critics don’t like the looks of it, but on the other hand they say even when you zoom out, it retains crisp details. They also liked how it marked diesel filling stations on the routes for convenient fill ups.
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is larger than the 2010 sedan to offer drivers and passengers more comfort and cargo space. The Tempest Blue Jetta hit the streets for 20,718 miles and still looks brand new on the inside, with no signs of the typical wear and tear that 20,000 plus miles on the roads might give you. What especially amazed the critics was the fuel efficiency. They were getting well over 500 miles per fill up and had an average rating of 42.1 mpg.