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10 Safe, Affordable Cars

By Joe Bruzek on July 28, 2016


CARS.COM — It can be overwhelming to find a safe, affordable new car, but we simplified it for you. Cars.com looked for inexpensive new cars that earned the one-two punch of robust available safety features and high crash-test ratings from… Read More

10 Safe, Affordable Cars

By Joe Bruzek on July 28, 2016

CARS.COM — It can be overwhelming to find a safe, affordable new car, but we simplified it for you. Cars.com looked for inexpensive new cars that earned the one-two punch of robust available safety features and high crash-test ratings from… Read More

2013-2014 Volkswagen Idle Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 27, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: The engine may idle rough and stumble upon acceleration. This may be due to faulty engine control module software maladjusting the valve timing. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2013 Volkswagen Beetle… Read More

Volkswagen's $14.7 Billion Diesel Settlement Gets Preliminary OK

By Fred Meier on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — A federal court gave preliminary approval today to the proposed agreement among Volkswagen Group, U.S. and California regulators, 44 states and attorneys for VW owners and lessees to settle claims regarding VW's use of an emissions "defeat device"… Read More

VW Close to Another Proposed Fix for 2.0-Liter Diesels

By Kelsey Mays and Fred Meier, Cars.com on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Citing two unnamed dealers who attended a meeting with Volkswagen executives, the Associated Press reports that the automaker is close to having a new proposed fix for the diesel 2.0-liter engines at the heart of its massive emissions… Read More

VW Diesels May Still Pollute More, Even When Fixed

By Kelsey Mays on July 21, 2016

CARS.COM — Even if the Volkswagen Group gets regulatory approval to fix some 475,000 four-cylinder diesel cars in its ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, the repaired systems could still pollute more than they originally certified under. Related: VW Diesel Settlement: What Owners,… Read More

VW Diesel Settlement: What Owners, Lessees Need to Know

By Kelsey Mays and Fred Meier, Cars.com on June 28, 2016

CARS.COM — The Volkswagen Group, regulators and attorneys for VW owners and lessees announced a massive settlement agreement today of civil claims regarding about 475,000 diesel cars in the U.S. from the 2009 to 2015 model years for which the… Read More

Volkswagen Diesel Settlement: What Owners Could Get

By Kelsey Mays and Joe Bruzek on June 28, 2016

CARS.COM — More than nine months after it broke into the public eye, the Volkswagen Group's huge diesel scandal reached a $14.7 billion settlement that should, at long last, answer a lot of questions. Provided it meets court approval —… Read More

Volkswagen Adds Rugged Alltrack, Nixes Jetta Hybrid for 2017

By Fred Meier on June 24, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen is dropping its only hybrid and adding a more rugged-looking, all-wheel-drive Alltrack version of its Golf wagon as it otherwise makes mostly minor tweaks to its lineup for 2017. Related: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review Gone is the Jetta… Read More

2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge: Mileage Drive

By Brian Wong on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM — The Kia Optima was the big mpg winner in our 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge, averaging 36.1 mpg. The Volkswagen Passat took second with 33.7 mpg, more than 2 mpg behind the Kia. Rounding out the top five were… Read More

2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge Video: Device Charging

By Aaron Bragman on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM — In our increasingly connected world, it becomes more important to be able to charge personal electronics when we're on the go. Every one of the nine family cars tested in the 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge has at least… Read More