Official: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Rated at 42 MPG Highway

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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

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  • Allen beohm Allen beohm on Dec 10, 2009

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

  • Jack Kenton Jack Kenton on Feb 27, 2010

    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?