A wagon worth braggin’ about: Edmunds Inside Line prefers the Jetta SportWagen TDI to the Toyota Prius V

2011 Jetta SportWagen TDI

We got excited when we heard that Edmunds Inside Line was going to compare the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI and the 2012 Toyota Prius V. After all, we love a little good-natured competition. We got even more excited when we read the article and saw that they described the Jetta SportWagen as “peppy.” (We love that word.)

The folks at Inside Line got big kick out of the Jetta’s big torque, provided courtesy of its 2.0-liter TDI engine that cranks out 236 pound-feet of torque at only 1,750 rpm. The article goes on to praise the Jetta’s six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), which features an automated double-clutch manual transmission for excellent responsiveness and a closer connection to the road. They were also a bit surprised that a car with such a sporty profile has such a roomy interior. In fact, they say lots of pretty things about us, but we don’t want to spoil the ending—read the entire article for yourself at InsideLine.com.

Tell us: what do you like best about the Jetta SportWagen?

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