I do not know, perhaps the dart is better?
Chevrolet Cruze Eco as well good economy ride
The review begins with this introduction: "If you're looking for a commuter car that doesn't just get good, but exceptional fuel economy, there are two standout options." Then it goes on to point them out, the Jetta TDI and the regular model Prius. What the heck? You know VW supporters would complain to no end if they had compared a regular Jetta to Prius. Yet, this brand new review published today made no mention that a plug-in model even existed.
Had there been some disclaimer, like an "another category" or "at a later time" reference, that would be understandable. There is simply no excuse to for a professional automotive organization to totally ignore. People expect them to be well informed and comprehensive. An omission like that is misleading. And since the introduction put focus specifically on fuel economy, that could qualify as greenwashing.
That being said, the sticker-price of the base model Prius PHV is $32,500 and it easily delivers double the MPG of the Jetta TDI. It's significantly cleaner too.
The review itself was actually fairly good. It featured a mix of priorities with a variety of opinions and seemed reasonably objective... but makes you wonder how much longer excluding models will be able to continue without backlash.
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