Want to minimize the amount of time you spend at the service station and maximize your enjoyment behind the wheel? With a 14.5 gallon fuel tank and an EPA rating of 42 miles per gallon (MPG) on the highway, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI delivers a healthy amount of range, while 236 foot pounds of torque, tight handling, and six-speed transmission ensure a spirited drive.

The Golf TDI scores slightly higher highway mileage (42 MPG) with the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic, then with the six-speed manual (41). The 2.0-liter clean diesel engine delivers plenty of oomph throughout the powerband.

Diesel engines are known to become more fuel-efficient once they’re broken in, and the Golf TDI should be no exception. 50 MPG highway and 700 miles per tank (out on the open road) should be well within reason when driven conservatively …

Resource: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Review