We have news for you, Chicago drivers, diesel isn't just big-rig fuel anymore. Small cars like the Volkswagen Jetta feature a clean-burning diesel powertrain that's powerful on top of being efficient. It's not just the Jetta, either - there's a TDI Volkswagen for everybody. VW offers clean diesel variants of the Passat, Golf, Touareg, and Jetta SportWagen. As if that's not enough, later this year a Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Coupe will roll into Fletcher Jones Volkswagen.
While all of these models are worth talking about, we want to talk a minute to highlight the Jetta, if only because every year, it's the best-selling diesel vehicle here in the United States. It's true, not only to diesel powertrains make up 23.1 percent of all VW sales in America, the Jetta seems to be the favorite.
So, this Jetta TDI, what's all the fuss? Well, it's a compact sedan that boasts 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque and gets 42 mpg on the highway, just to start. The base model TDI comes with all of the features of the Jetta SE with Convenience, special 16-inch alloy wheels, and a multi-function trip computer. That means - Bluetooth technology, satellite radio, iPod connectivity, heated leatherette seats, and a sunroof. How much for all of this? Just $22,775.
Like the traditionally powered Jetta sedan, it boasts class-leading rear leg room and trunk space. Oh, and it's an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
So, how about it? Ready to take one of America's favorite German cars for a test drive? Stop by and see us at Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, 1111 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60610. A member of our team is happy to answer any of your questions and give you a tour of all of the TDI options available in the new Volkswagen lineup.