2009 VW Jetta TDI Receives a $1300 Tax Credit

Those saddened by the fact that most hybrids are no longer eligible for tax credits will be happy to learn that the 2009 VW Jetta TDI will receive a $1,300 Federal Income Tax Credit.

Both the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are eligible for the credit. The EPA estimates that the Jetta TDI will have a fuel economy rating of 29/40. According to third-part certifier, AMCI, the Jetta will actually achieve a rating of 38/44mpg in real world conditions.

The 2009 Jetta TDI starts at $21,990. VW is hoping to sell 15,000 of the fuel-efficient models in 2009 and 30,000 in 2010. Both models will be available in all 50 states starting in August.

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