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  • Brown 2011 Volkswagen TDI Sportwagen listed for sale after emissions repairs

    The brown diesel wagon I’m driving spent last winter confined to a dusty parking lot south of Colorado Springs. Thousands of other TDIs, ranging from Beetles to luxurious Audi Q7 crossovers, remain captive in massive holding facilities across the U.S. Some are finally heading home, to used car lots after VW and the government worked out a fix that removes the software cheats and makes the cars fully compliant with 2011-era emissions standards.

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    Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta the most fuel-efficient small car?

    Over the lifetime of a car, small things can make a big difference. When it comes to fuel economy, just 1 or 2 mpg can add up to hundreds of dollars left in owners’ pockets. That may not mean much to luxury buyers, but for compact sedans that start at less than $20,000 and their owners, every...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production
    New batteries for Bolt EVs, possible new name for Subaru electric, new Twitter poll, electric car fees: Today's Car News

    To address a sudden loss of power, some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery packs. We explain why. Subaru files for a trademark on a new name for its upcoming plug-in hybrid. Volkswagen releases fuel economy figures for its new Jetta. And we ask: "When will buying gasoline cars seem weird?" All this...

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    How 2019 Volkswagen Jetta inched up its EPA fuel-economy ratings

    While plug-in electric cars get lots of media attention, they remained just 1 percent of U.S. vehicle sales last year. And while the Trump Administration appears dead-set on rolling back emission limits and fuel-economy requirements established years ago, that effort will undoubtedly face lengthy...

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    More VW court misery: Jetta Hybrid braking suit won't be arbitrated

    A lawsuit related to the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid won't go to arbitration.

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    Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled from VW's U.S. lineup in 2017

    Volkswagen released details on its 2017 lineup for the U.S. yesterday, including the launch of its crossover-like Golf Alltrack wagon, some new Beetle versions, and greater availability of electronic safety systems across more models. But one entry in the VW lineup was missing. Volkswagen's William...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

    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 European turbodiesel engine, which effectively competed with the long-established Volkswagen Jetta TDI, the only other mainstream compact sedan fitted with a diesel. But of roughly 300,000 Chevy Cruze models sold from last July through June of this year, a mere 5,974 were the diesel model--or just 2.0 percent. DON'T MISS: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel: Ultimate Guide As reported in trade journal Ward's Auto last...

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    2015 Volkswagen Jetta Live Photos: Full Details Of Updates For New York Auto Show

    Volkswagen is to launch a revised 2015 Jetta sedan at the New York Auto Show--but wagon duties will move to its VW Golf sister car. The 2015 Jetta is denoted by subtle styling revisions, a new TDI diesel powerplant and a series of equipment and safety system improvements. Styling improvements If...

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    Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

    Tell us what car you would replace this Volkswagen Jetta TDI with.

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    2014 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Passat Get Smaller, More Efficient Engines

    Volkswagen is finally dropping its long-serving 2.5-liter gasoline engine from several models, in favor of a more efficient, downsized turbocharged 1.8-liter. The 1.8 turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder develops 170 horsepower, the same as the naturally-aspirated 2.5. However, its 184...

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    2015 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen: We Drive It In Europe (In Golf Drag)

    Now approaching its 30th year and in its 7th incarnation, the Volkswagen Golf is a mainstay of the European car market. Offering everything from economical TDI diesel family cars and load-carrying wagons through to the performance-oriented GTI and R32 models, the Golf brand-name is used by many as...

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    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: Quick Gas-Mileage Test

    The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is VW's second hybrid model, and the first hybrid sedan we've had in the U.S. market from the German automaker. It's also interesting because the Jetta is available with a fuel-efficient TDI turbodiesel engine--and VW discovered that hybrid and diesel buyers are...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct 2012

    Volkswagen has sold small numbers of its Touareg Hybrid crossover utility vehicle for two years now, but it's never had a mass-market hybrid entry. That will be the role of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, a new entry this year that complements VW's long-established line of fuel-efficient TDI diesel Jetta and Golf models. The new hybrid uses a small, 150-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, with a single 20-kilowatt (27-hp) electric motor between the engine and a modified version of VW's excellent seven-speed direct-shift automatic gearbox. The total combined output of the...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct 2012
    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: German Sales Start, Buy Soon In U.S.

    No longer is Volkswagen's Jetta sedan all about diesel engines--it's the hybrid which now wears that car's high-mileage crown. German dealers have just started taking orders for the car, and American dealers should also now be taking deposits, with the Hybrid set to arrive in U.S. dealers in the...

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    2013 VW Jetta Hybrid: EPA Rating Of 45 MPG

    Volkswagen has finally revealed estimated EPA numbers for the 2013 Jetta Hybrid. The latest, greenest addition to the Jetta range achieves a combined 45 mpg in EPA testing. That puts its combined rating 11 mpg above that of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, the previous economy champ in the range...

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    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: First Drive

    The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid gives VW something it hasn’t had before: a way to appeal to hybrid buyers who won’t consider its TDI diesels—no matter how fuel-efficient they may be. The result is a relatively sporty, conventional looking compact sedan that’s fun to drive...

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    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: What Do You Want To Know?

    The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sedan was never going to match the 50-mpg combined fuel economy rating of this year's mileage champ, the Toyota Prius. When the new Jetta Hybrid was unveiled at January's Detroit Auto Show, VW executives predicted a combined rating around 45 mpg. According to...

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    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: Priced From $24,995

    Volkswagen of America has finally announced pricing for the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, set to be the most fuel-efficient Jetta in the line-up. Jetta Hybrids will start at $24,995, with the higher-specification SE models priced at $26,990. That means the Hybrid starts at $2,005 more than the...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid land speed record car

    For a week each year, speed freaks from across the globe descend on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, for a chance at walking away with a land speed record. All sorts of vehicles show up, but predictably, being green isn't always on the minds of the competitors. Still, there are other ways of proving that green technology works, even if it's not always about sipping gas. Volkswagen has shown just that, by walking away with a record 185.394 mph with its 45 mpg Jetta Hybrid. With Motor Trend journalist Carlos Lago at the wheel, the modified production Jetta Hybrid beat the previous hybrid...

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    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 Honda Civic Hybrid. Now it's the turn of a car known for its fuel, rather than its drivetrain--the Volkswagen Jetta TDI...

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    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

    Volkswagen has for many years pushed clean-diesel TDI options to car buyers interested in better fuel-efficiency, with the Touareg Hybrid given a very small second stage. But for 2013 that's set to change with the introduction of the new 2013 Jetta Hybrid. Slated to offer the highest mileage in the...

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    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Debuts At Detroit Auto Show

    While Volkswagen has been selling its large Touareg Hybrid sport-utility vehicle for a couple of years now, most VW buyers still have no idea the company offers hybrid vehicles. That's about to change, with the introduction of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show. The Jetta...

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    Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Electric Concept At Detroit Auto Show

    Volkswagen is on a roll in the States these days, with sales of its redesigned Jetta sedan and its all-new mid-size 2012 Passat surging. The only mass-market German automaker intends to keep the momentum going at next month's Detroit Auto Show. It will unveil a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid and show...

  • Tiny Darth Vader uses the force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat
    VW Ditches Darth Vader, Goes All Yoda With 2013 Jetta Hybrid

    If you remember Volkswagen’s Super Bowl advert from earlier this year involving a pint-sized Darth Vader, its 2011 Passat had a particular affinity with the dark side of the force. But as of 2013 the evil Pasatt will have a nemisis in the form of the 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid, complete with a...

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