Diesel

Diesel Versus Hybrid: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 Versus 2016 Lexus RX 450h

By Joe Bruzek on February 10, 2016


CARS.COM — The all-new diesel engine in the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 boasts impressive EPA fuel economy ratings: 22/29/25 mpg city/highway/combined. We put a carload of people and luggage into the new Td6 model to test its… Read More

Diesel Versus Hybrid: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 Versus 2016 Lexus RX 450h

By Joe Bruzek on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — The all-new diesel engine in the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 boasts impressive EPA fuel economy ratings: 22/29/25 mpg city/highway/combined. We put a carload of people and luggage into the new Td6 model to test its… Read More

We Bought a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI

By Joe Bruzek on February 3, 2016

CARS.COM — Call us crazy, but Cars.com just welcomed the problem child from Volkswagen's diesel scandal to our long-term fleet: a 2013 Jetta SportWagen TDI. Under the hood of model-year 2011 to 2014 SportWagen TDIs is the diesel engine that… Read More

VW Diesel Crisis: Department of Justice Files Civil Suit

By Kelsey Mays on January 5, 2016

CARS.COM — The Department of Justice sued the Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Porsche, for violations against the Clean Air Act for every U.S. diesel vehicle sold since the 2009 model year. Monday's lawsuit covers some 584,000 vehicles. It's "an… Read More

Land Rover Diesel Engines: First Drive

By Joe Wiesenfelder on December 23, 2015

CARS.COM — More than just the most recent manufacturer to introduce diesel engines in its U.S. models, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive has vowed to provide diesels for all of its models except the Jaguar F-Type coupe and roadster. The first… Read More

Volkswagen: Emissions Software Not a One-Time Mistake

By Kelsey Mays on December 10, 2015

CARS.COM — Volkswagen admitted today that its emissions-evading software was not a one-time incident, but rather a "chain of errors" that began once the automaker decided to push hard for U.S. diesel expansion in 2005. The automaker revealed that its… Read More

Used VW Diesel Prices Continue to Decline

By Mike Hanley on December 3, 2015

CARS.COM — Volkswagen rolled out a program that offers cash, dealership credit and extended roadside service to owners of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel cars with non-compliant emissions systems in November. It was a thoughtful gesture, but perhaps a bittersweet one… Read More

VW Makes $1,000 Goodwill Offer to Diesel Owners

By Kelsey Mays on November 9, 2015

Volkswagen announced today it would make a $1,000 goodwill offer to owners of diesel four-cylinder cars affected by the automaker's ongoing emission crisis. It's in the form of a $500 Visa prepaid card and a $500 dealership credit that can… Read More

Audi, VW Halt Sales on Six More Diesel Models

By Kelsey Mays on November 4, 2015

Hours after Porsche halted sales for the Cayenne Diesel, Volkswagen and Audi have followed suit with six more diesel models. One of them wasn't named in the EPA's recent allegations of new cheating by the Volkswagen Group, which includes all… Read More

Porsche Issues Stop-Sale on Cayenne Diesel

By Kelsey Mays on November 4, 2015

Porsche has issued a stop-sale order for its Cayenne Diesel, a model that accounts for about 30 percent of all new Cayenne SUVs on Cars.com. The luxury brand, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, says it's doing so "in… Read More

VW Launches VIN Tool for Diesel Owners

By Jennifer Newman on October 19, 2015

Volkswagen has updated vwdieselinfo.com, its consumer site for vehicles affected by the diesel crisis, with a vehicle identification number look-up tool to help VW and Audi diesel owners determine if their car is affected by the automaker's diesel scandal. Related:… Read More