New VW Jetta Diesel Tops Prius in Fuel-Economy Marathon Test
LOS ANGELES ? As oil prices spiked over the summer, consumers had exactly one choice if they wanted to buy themselves a supercar in terms of fuel economy: the Toyota Prius. There were so few options in the marketplace that Ebay saw record numbers of used economy cars and hybrids flood its auction pages. But what about a brand-new clean diesel ride? We drove the Volkswagen Jetta TDi in Europe right after VW introduced it here last fall?at which point many expected this would-be Prius-beater to arrive Stateside in June. It didn't.