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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan and SportWagen Pricing Announced

The numbers are in and will no doubt add fuel to the Great Diesel Debate of 2008. Volkswagen is bringing a diesel Jetta back to the U.S. after a brief hiatus. The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder is more powerful – it generates 140 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque – and will be cleaner thanks to a new after-treatment system.

What price power and cleanliness, you ask? The Jetta TDI sedan will start at $21,990 – a $2000 premium over a similarly equipped gasoline-engined Jetta SE. Interestingly, that’s only a $700 increase over the last diesel Jetta sold in the U.S., the not-so-clean 2006 model. A TDI SportWagen will also be available, with prices starting at $23,590. Jetta TDIs will be available beginning in August.

We recently told you about the EPA fuel mileage numbers, which come in at 30/41 mpg city/highway for models equipped with a manual transmission (VW’s DSG is an option, and lowers both mileage numbers by 1 mpg). Volkswagen was apparently not happy with those figures so it asked AMCI, an independent certification company, to test the cars for real-world fuel mileage. The results are a big improvement: 38/44 mpg city/highway.

We’re eager to find real-world numbers of our own in the environs of Ann Arbor.

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

MSRP $17,515 S (Manual) Sedan

EPA MPG:

20 City / 29 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):

Best Pick

Horse Power:

170 @ 5700