2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI - Four Seasons Wrap-Up

A. J. Mueller
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

RATING 4 out of 5 Stars
Overview
body style 4-door sedan
accommodation 5 passengers
construction Steel unibody
Powertrain
Engine 16-valve SOHC
turbo-diesel I-4
Displacement 2.0 liters (120 cu in)
Horsepower 140 hp @ 4000 rpm
Torque 236 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Transmission type 6-speed manual
Drive Front-wheel
Chassis
Steering Power rack-and-pinion
lock-to-lock 3.0 turns
turning circle 35.8 ft
Suspension, front Strut-type, coil springs
Suspension, rear Multilink, coil springs
Brakes f/r Vented discs/discs, ABS
Tires Bridgestone Turanza EL400
Tire size 205/55HR-16
Measurements
headroom f/r 38.5/37.2 in
legroom f/r 41.2/35.4 in
shoulder room f/r 54.8/53.1 in
L x W x H 179.3 x 70.1 x 57.4 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in
Track f/r 60.6/59.8 in
Weight 3328 lb
weight dist. f/r 60.2/39.8%
cargo capacity 16.0 cu ft
fuel capacity 14.5 gal
est. fuel range 540 miles
fuel grade Ultra low-sulfur diesel
Our Test Results
0–60 mph 9.5 sec
0–100 mph 28.5 sec
1/4–mile 17.4 sec @ 82 mph
30–70 mph passing 10.0 sec
peak acceleration 0.47 g
speed in gears 1) 25; 2) 46; 3) 71; 4) 95;
5) 119; 6) 125 mph
cornering l/r 0.85/0.83 g
70–0 mph braking 178 ft
peak braking 0.98 g

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Diesel13
I have a 2009 DIESEL Sportswagon. I am concerned about the HPFP which failed on a TDI that Popular Mechanics was testing. VW blames bad fuel but tdiclub.com believes it is the lack of lubricity.I am concerned that VWofA knows there is a problem but will not fess up or pay up.

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