"Bought a 2010 - Great car great mileage in TDI version"5.0 starson by RodsterinFL
Pros: MPG, fit and finish, features. overall quality level for the price.
Cons: Had to add some items not offered as options
Summary: I must say that I had some reservation buying a VW from the past reliability ratings but so far this is a great car. I bought the TDI model with Nav, auto, iPod integration, 17" spokes and full mat kit. I have since added, fogs, tinting, the high end euro 9w7 bluetooth unit and homelink rearview mirror. The car is more complete now than my Infiniti G37 (2009) that I traded. The 9w7 adds the latest tech to the car activating systems that are disabled otherwise. So far I get 30-32mpg in city driving and 40-46mpg on the hwy. It varies by speed and AC use. Power was what sold me on this car versus the hybrids. It drives like a sport sedan/wagon and is comfortable. I would suggest that anyone lookinfg for a nice car with cargo space is big as an Escape should look at this car.