Jetta TDI

VW Diesel Acceleration, Fuel Economy Fall Without 'Cheat Mode' (Video)

VW Diesel Acceleration, Fuel Economy Fall Without 'Cheat Mode' (Video)

As Volkswagen works overtime to figure out what changes it will make to 482,000 TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with a "cheat mode" that let them comply with emission rules, an obvious question arises. What will those cars be like to drive and own when they're fixed? Consumer Reports, one of only... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Chevy Cruze Diesel Sales: Mediocre At Best, So Far

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel went on sale almost a year ago, the first diesel passenger car sold by General Motors in 28 years. Hopes were high for the Cruze with the... read more July 31, 2014 by 

"Hybrid VW" license plate from 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid drive event

VW Diesel Buyers, Hybrid Buyers: Both Want Fuel Economy, But Beyond That...

When the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid arrives at dealers in late December or early January, VW will become the only carmaker offering both a diesel engine and a hybrid model... read more October 31, 2012 by  57

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Or Jetta TDI: Which Would You Buy?

Volkswagen has long put faith in diesel technology as a way of offering both performance and economy to car buyers. In October, buyers will be granted a second option... read more August 10, 2012 by  33

Three Nissan Leafs

Five Ideal Companion Cars To The 2012 Nissan Leaf

You’ve taken the plunge and shelled out anything from $33,000 upwards for an all-electric 2012 Nissan Leaf. Quiet, efficient and full of gadgets, you’ve... read more May 17, 2012 by  18

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Best Used Green Car To Buy: Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Last week we started a series of the Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. We've already looked at two of the best-known green cars, the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius and the 2006-2011... read more April 30, 2012 by  4

diesel badge on 2011 Porsche Cayenne (euro spec)

Are Diesel Cars Less Relevant Than Ever In The U.S?

Spend time in any European city, and you'll quickly become used to two sounds. One, is the constant buzz from thousands of mopeds, by far the quickest way of navigating the... read more February 1, 2012 by  14

2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen, Audi Recall Clean-Diesel TDI Cars For Fuel Leak Problem

The Volkswagen Group 2.0-liter clean-diesel TDI engine has been fitted to quite a number of VW vehicles over the years, as well as the Audi A3 TDI. Now the company has... read more October 6, 2011 by  0

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

Our MPGs Vs Consumer Reports: Volt, Civic Hybrid, Jetta TDI, Lexus CT 200h, Fiat 500

The good folks over at Consumer Reports are the ultimate rationalists when it comes to testing and buying cars. They don't use media-fleet cars, but buy their test vehicles... read more August 23, 2011 by  14

Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Not Just MPG, MPH On Offer Too

Diesels: Dirty and slow, right? Only if you've never left the 1980s. Diesel engine technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the past two decades and the best of... read more August 17, 2011 by  12

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

More Volkswagen Diesel Woes: Feds Investigate 2011 Jetta TDI

Volkswagen's TDI diesel engines have long attracted fans and repeat buyers. But now a second investigation this year into the reliability of its TDI engines may cast a shadow... read more August 8, 2011 by  3

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

NHTSA Investigates 2009, 2010 VW, Audi TDI Diesel Fuel Pumps

Got a 2009 or 2010 Volkswagen Golf or Jetta with the TDI clean diesel engine? Or an Audi A3 TDI? Ever had the engine stall unexpectedly? If so, the National Highway Traffic... read more February 14, 2011 by  2

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Quick Drive: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup

Before unveiling the redesigned 2011 Jetta, Volkswagen decided to drop a special treat into the lineup of the 2010 model--a TDI Cup Street Edition. Like the old SCCA Showroom... read more October 20, 2010 by  0

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Preview: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Sales of the new 2010 Volkswagen Golf (MkVI) are picking up pace all around the country and considering the car’s solid feel, classy styling and German engineering, it’s... read more June 15, 2010 by  0

2010 Ford Super Duty F-450 4WD Crew Cab Lariat Grille

Why Can't 'Flex-Fuel' Clean Diesels Run Entirely On Biodiesel?

Our article last week on Ford's doubling of its flex-fuel models included a mention that diesel models of the new 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks will run on either pure... read more May 11, 2010 by  3

Public Charging Station for electric cars, courtesy Mitsubishi Motors

Five Alternatives to Buying an Electric Car

Electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt won't arrive on the U.S. market until the end of the year. And they'll be sold in very small numbers for the... read more February 16, 2010 by  5


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