Volkswagen

Prior to 2010, Volkswagen flirted with high-mpg hybrid and sub-compact concept cars, but only around then began work towards its first production hybrid for model year 2013 – the Jetta Hybrid. A fairly sporty car with dual clutch auto that can be manually shifted, it’s the first of more electrified and all-electric cars to come, including the electric Golf. Where VW has long-since made its name however is with diesels. The company’s turbo-diesel “TDI” models have surpassed real-world tests of 40-plus mpg on the highway, and done respectably next to gas variants around town as well. Unlike gas-electric hybrids, clean diesels can be pushed hard and still earn those high-mpg numbers. Mercedes, BMW and Audi—all luxury carmakers—are also vying for clean diesel customers, but Volkswagen appears to be the only carmaker aiming at maximum mileage at a minimal cost. That’s a winning combination. See our list of Volkswagen cars and read the latest news about Volkswagen’s fuel efficient models.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review – Video

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review – Video

Volkswagen's 2013 Jetta Hybrid is the first hybridization of the Jetta, now in its sixth generation. It merges fun to drive and frugality in one.
45 MPG Hybrid $24995 Now
Volkswagen Jetta TDI – Video

Volkswagen Jetta TDI – Video

The Jetta TDI is the best-selling clean diesel car sold in the U.S.
34 MPG $22900 Now
2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI offers 140 horsepower, 42-mpg on the highway, and a wagon option.
34 MPG Diesel $23000 Now
2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Review

2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Review

Combines a direct injection engine and hybrid gas-electric system for maximum benefit.
22 MPG Hybrid $62000 Now
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Practical sporty clean diesel. Excels in highway MPG.
35 MPG Diesel $22200 Now
2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

MPG Diesel $42800 Now