Volkswagen of America has announced the pricing for the much anticipated Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen. The Jetta TDI sedan starts at $21,990 while the SportWagen starts at $23,590. Both models are 50-state compliant and will be available in August.
The EPA has rated both Jetta TDI models 29/40mpg (city/highway). However, a leading third-party certifier, AMCI, says that it performed 24 percent better getting 38/44mpg (city/highway). Volkswagen’s site however says its capable of getting mid-50s/mid-40s (city/highway).
For now pick whatever you want; we’ll just have to wait until the some test results come out after the car debuts in August.
Click through for the press release.
THE PEOPLE WANT BETTER FUEL ECONOMY WITH NO COMPROMISES
Volkswagen Jetta TDI starting at $21,990 and certified at 38/44 mpg
HERNDON, Va.””Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for their eagerly anticipated Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen starting at $21,990 and $23,590, respectively. Fuel efficiency, performance and convenience all come standard with the 50-state compliant Jetta sedan and SportWagen TDI, which meet the most stringent emissions standards in California and the world. Both models will be available this August.
“Our clean diesel vehicles offer consumers a true value with the fuel efficiency that drivers are looking for while providing power, utility and performance,” said Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The Jetta TDI”s offer a no compromise alternative fuel driving experience.”
While the Environmental Protection Agency estimates the Jetta TDI at an economical 29 mpg City and 40 mpg Highway, Volkswagen went a step further to show the true fuel economy of the Jetta TDI. Leading third-party certifier, AMCI, has tested the Jetta TDI and found it performed 24 percent better in real world conditions, achieving 38 mpg in the City and 44 mpg on the Highway.*
The Jetta TDI”s come standard with Volkswagen”s Prevent and Preserve Safety System, consisting of numerous standard safety features. Jetta TDI”s include six airbags, with optional rear side airbags, and like all 2009 model year Volkswagens, Jetta TDI”s also feature standard Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) for added safety.
Also standard for 2009 is Volkswagen”s carefree maintenance program, with this program there are no charges for the scheduled maintenance described in the vehicle”s maintenance booklet for the length of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty””three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first.