• Ralph Posted: 2/19/2010 8:29am PST

    VW has a GREAT turbo direct injection (TDI) diesel that would be perfect for a small to mid size pickup. This engine has more power than the 4 cylinder 175 hp one in my Tacoma. The TDI went up EVERY hill in WVa on I-64 at full speed in 6th gear. The Tacoma needed 3rd gear! The Jetta is 3250 #; Tacoma Accesscab is 3500 #. Put the TDI in the Tacoma, and fuel mileage would be 39 mpg (50% better than a non-turbo gas engine).