Volkswagen Passat

New VW Base 2.0-Liter Coming for 2018

By Fred Meier on Wed May 31 12:13:08 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — Volkswagen has a more efficient new version of its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for the redesigned 2018 Tiguan going on sale this summer. The engine will also become the new base engine for the 2018 Passat and Beetle,… Read More

New VW Base 2.0-Liter Coming for 2018

By Fred Meier on Wed May 31 12:13:08 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Volkswagen has a more efficient new version of its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for the redesigned 2018 Tiguan going on sale this summer. The engine will also become the new base engine for the 2018 Passat and Beetle,… Read More

VW Diesel Crisis: Timeline of Events

By Cars.com staff on Fri May 19 13:10:04 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Researchers first raised concerns about Volkswagen diesel emissions in mid-2014, culminating in the disclosure of alleged "defeat devices" installed in nearly 600,000 Volkswagen diesel cars from the 2009-2016 model years. Below is a timeline of major events; we'll… Read More

More VW Diesels Get Emissions Fix

By Kelsey Mays on Fri May 19 13:01:54 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The Volkswagen Group has received regulatory approval to fix more than 84,000 cars with a batch of diesel four-cylinder engines involved in its ongoing diesel-emissions scandal. The EPA and California Air Resources Board have approved a fix for… Read More

2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat: Recall Alert

By Jennifer Geiger on Fri May 19 09:40:18 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 84,000 model-year 2012-14 Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Gearbox dual-clutch automatic transmissions The Problem: The underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat,… Read More

Buyers Show for Last New VW 2.0-Liter Diesels

By Fred Meier on Thu May 04 07:00:22 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Diesel may be dead to Volkswagen, but apparently it's not to diesel's fans. VW got EPA approval March 30 to fix and begin selling about 12,000 brand-new model-year 2015 2.0-liter diesel models that were stranded on dealer lots when… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Android Auto?

By Rick Popely on Tue May 02 12:36:45 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allow operation of… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

By Rick Popely on Tue May 02 10:50:35 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allow operation of… Read More

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe With These Cars

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Apr 12 00:00:57 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Traffic fatalities in the U.S. are up an alarming 10 percent — the biggest jump in decades — and teens are 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash than adults. If you're a parent shopping… Read More

VW Cleared to Sell 2015 Diesels After Fix

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Mar 30 09:57:11 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Diesel shoppers will soon be able to add certain Volkswagens back to their list, but only a select group of vehicles. The EPA has granted the automaker permission to sell new and used model-year 2015 diesel four-cylinder cars.… Read More

Tesla Will Repair Highway Hero's Model S

By Fred Meier on Fri Feb 17 13:29:58 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company will take care of repairs for a Model S driver who put his pricey car - and himself - in harm's way to save the life of a stricken driver, as well as… Read More