The majority of Volkswagen's sedan line-up provides general families with a taste of German engineering typically associated with premium vehicles. A sedan commonly associated with the brand is the long-running Volkswagen Jetta. Efficient and affordable, the Jetta GLI has featured a performance-minded boost. In the 1990s, the Passat was introduced as the new top-end sedan in the Volkswagen line-up. Another performance-themed model part of Volkswagen is the CC styled as a four-door coupe. For a brief period of time in the mid 2000s, Volkswagen offered the high-end Phaeton sedan in the United States. Offered with gasoline engine power, Volkswagen sedans also prominently feature propulsion from TDI diesel technology.
A compact five-passenger car available as a two-door or four-door hatchback, the 2004 Volkswagen Golf is available with a TDI turbodiesel engine which is rated at 42 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.