Toyota Prius vs VW Jetta TDI Comparison - Hybrid Cars Forum - Hybrid Forum
Hybrid Car Forum Hybrid Car Forum
 

» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Hybrid Cars Forum - Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News

Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News This section contains news relating to all Hybrid technologies: Hybrid Cars, Hybrid, Hybrid Vehicles, Hybrid Car, Hybrid SUV, Hybrid Vehicle, Hybrid News, etc. (Only Administrators may start new threads/polls in this section.)

HybridForums.org is the premier Hybrid Cars Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Toyota Prius vs VW Jetta TDI Comparison



Quote:
THE ULTIMATE COMMUTER CAR SHOOTOUT
by Colum Wood

Fuel economy numbers are often little more than a lie printed on a piece of paper and stuck to a car’s window. That said, they can be terribly misleading in the hunt for a fuel-efficient commuter car.

Whether you’re motivated by ambition to save the environment or the simple desire to visit the gas pump less often, two hypermiling machines stand out above the rest, and not just for their impressive fuel economy claims either, but because unlike nearly every other car on the market, they exceed the already impressive EPA rated figures. These two cars are the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Toyota Prius.

Unlikely rivals in many respects, their strongest feature, that of being ultra efficient, makes them direct competitors. They’re also both compact cars (technically the Prius is classified as a mid-size) with seating for five, every day practicality and prices that, while varied, can stack up almost directly.

DIESEL VS GASOLINE-ELECTRIC

Powering the Jetta TDI is the same turbodiesel engine you’ll find in a range of VW products, from the Beetle to the Passat. Power is rated at 140 hp, while torque is an impressive 236 lb-ft at 1750 rpm.

The Prius, on the other hand, uses Toyota’s signature Hybrid Synergy Drive system, mating a gasoline engine, an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The numbers aren’t as easy to follow, with individual outputs for the electric and gas components, but the final number is 134 hp.

In base trim the Jetta is the more affordable option, starting at $22,775 though the car you’re going to want is $24,215 and a fully-loaded model with navigation retails for $25,345. The Prius on the other hand begins at the level of a mid-trim TDI starting at $24,000 but can escalate to $29,805.
Read the complete Toyota Prius vs VW Jetta TDI Comparison at AutoGuide.com and watch the shootout review.
AutoGuide.com is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Hybrid Cars Forum - Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Video First Look: 2012 Detroit Auto Show AutoGuide.com Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 01-11-2012 08:41 AM
VW Jetta Hybrid is the German Prius: 2012 Detroit Auto Show AutoGuide.com Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 01-10-2012 10:31 AM
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Gets 45-MPG Combined: 2012 Detroit Auto Show AutoGuide.com Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 01-09-2012 04:24 PM
2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid to Bow at Detroit Auto Show in January AutoGuide.com Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 09-16-2011 03:54 PM
Toyota Confirms Prius Vehicle Line; Prius MPV, Concept Debuts Planned for Detroit AutoGuide.com Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 12-23-2010 03:24 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
(c) AutoForums.com, Inc. - This is an enthusiast Hybrid Forum dedicated to all Hybrid Cars - We are not affiliated with any manufacturers.