2011 Volkswagen Jetta

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

    The good folks over at Consumer Reports are the ultimate rationalists when it comes to testing and buying cars. They don't use media-fleet cars, but buy their test vehicles anonymously. Their rigorous assessments make hard-nosed fleet buyers look like flighty schoolgirls in comparison. In the October issue, the CR gang has published its final assessments of four vehicles: 2011 Chevrolet Volt (extended-range electric compact hatchback) 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid (compact hybrid four-door sedan) 2011 Lexus CT 200h (compact luxury hybrid hatchback) 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI (clean-diesel four-door...

  • 2012 Ford Focus
    2011 New York Auto Show: High-Mileage Compact Car Wars Heat Up

    We're barreling toward the 2011 New York Auto Show, where media days kick off in two weeks. While concept cars like the Lexus LF-Gh luxury hybrid sports sedan will get lots of attention, once the media leave, actual car buyers will be just as curious about fuel efficient cars with high gas mileage...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
    2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2012 Volkswagen New Midsize Sedan

    With the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show past us, it's time to look toward January's 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Which should have a lot of interesting green cars, if early reports are any guide. Never mind the debut of what's now called the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic (nee Aveo). One of the most eagerly...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta leak
    Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid On Track For 2012 Debut

    Volkswagen is intent on becoming the world’s leading automaker by 2018 and that means being the top dog in every segment, including hybrid and electric vehicles. Recently the automaker announced plans to start building its own electric powertrains, and now, following the debut of the new 2011...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
    Preview: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

    Sales of the new 2010 Volkswagen Golf (MkVI) are picking up pace all around the country and considering the car’s solid feel, classy styling and German engineering, it’s easy to understand why. Oh, did we mention that it’s also available with a dual clutch transmission and a frugal...

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