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 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
2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen's first play into an affordable hybrid sedan.
MPG $ Expected 2012
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