CleanMPG?s Car of the Year and you decide who wins!
Our final nominee is the all-new 2009 VW Jetta TDI. With an 08 EPA combined rating of 34 mpgUS, this compact fuel miser is the ?welcome back? addition to the US as the first diesel to beat the Tier II/Bin5 emissions requirement. Along with the new cleaner emissions and excellent FE ratings, we experienced an 09 TDI at TDIFest 2008. With four in an 09 TDI with a stick, it allowed a decent 65.x mpg over a 20 mile driving loop per the aFCD. Maybe not the FE killer we had hoped for but given the TDI takes less than 8.5 seconds to 60 mph, handles well and is reasonably priced off the showroom floor, it is a welcome competitor for the CleanMPG Green Car of the Year.