More Galleries
Revolving door: Washington to Wall Street Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is headed to Wall Street. See who else has jumped the political ship for a lucrative career in finance. More
How to keep your naked photos out of hackers' hands Follow these steps to make sure that your nude photos and other sensitive information won't get hacked. More
9 reasons to be excited about Windows 9 Microsoft is expected to begin showing off Windows 9's features later this month. Here are the expected changes you should be thrilled about. More

Special Offer
4 of 5
BACK NEXT
2nd place: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2nd place: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Price: (Not current model)
Avg. mileage: 43.81 mpg - 2nd place
Back roads: 47.3 mpg - 1st
City: 32.6 mpg - 3rd
Highway: 48.9 mpg - 1st

VW will bring a new Jetta TDI to the U.S. market this summer. EPA-estimated fuel economy for that car will be 41 mpg on the highway and 30 in the city, thanks to a fuel-efficient diesel engine. The last time VW sold a diesel Jetta here was for the 2006 model year.

Edmunds.com used a 2005 Jetta TDI that was already part of the site's long-term test fleet. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2005 Jetta diesel is slightly less than for the 2008 version. Edmunds.com's Jetta finished first in two of the three driving contests, taking the title of "Best Backroads Cruiser" and "Best Highway Flyer."

It finished second to the Prius in terms of total fuel economy but, if you consider fuel costs, it ranked third because of the high price of diesel.

NEXT: 1st place: Toyota Prius

Last updated June 02 2008: 3:17 PM ET
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.