Official: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Rated at 42 MPG Highway

Official: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Rated at 42 MPG Highway

After much anticipation Volkswagen has finally released the fuel-economy numbers for the 2010 Golf TDI, with the DSG equipped model achieving a rating of 31/42 mg (city/highway). Manual transmission TDI models are rated at 30/41 mpg. As for the standard gasoline-powered Golf with the 2.5-liter engine, it is rated at 22/30 mpg.

The Golf starts at $17,490, while the TDI is priced from $21,990. The price increase for the TDI is based on VW’s decision to take it slightly more up-market, by equipping it with standard features like a stiffer and lower suspension and a touch screen audio system (like in the new 2010 GTI.. reviewed here). DSG models will get steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and expect to pay an $1,100 premium for VW’s advances DSG automatic transmission.

GALLERY: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI


  • Phil Goodfellow

    My checkbook is open, my pen is poised and ready. Mark it down. One Golf TDI already sold!

  • allen beohm

    when will I see it for sale in the U.S. 2010 diesel golf.

  • Jack Kenton

    I had a 1980 Diesel Rabbit. It got 50 mpg back then. Power was either a 65 or 85 HP engine (as best I can recall). It could run at the 70+ speed limits that exist in most places. Why do we need 140HP?