Volkswagen

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

Recall Alert: 2016 Volkswagen CC, Golf R, Tiguan and e-Golf

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,700 model-year 2016 Volkswagen CC sedans manufactured between Jan. 12 and Feb. 3, 2016; Golf R hatchbacks and Tiguan SUVs manufactured between Nov. 25, 2015, and Jan. 28, 2016; and e-Golf electric vehicles manufactured between Nov.… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen offers its five-passenger Golf compact hatchback in a number of varieties, from the high-performance Golf GTI and Golf R to the electric e-Golf and the grocery-getting Golf SportWagen. For our Car Seat Check, we tested the Golf GTI,… 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

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz Still Selling Cars With Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators, Report Finds

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari join the list of automakers that have admitted they still use the most problematic Takata airbag inflators in new cars, according to a new U.S. Senate report. The report, issued July 20 by the Senate's… 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

Musk's New Tesla Vision Stretches From Solar Panels to Heavy Trucks

By Fred Meier on July 21, 2016

CARS.COM —Tesla CEO Elon Musk has outlined a grandly expanded plan for the company that ranges from home power systems to electric heavy trucks and self-driving buses to help transport the way to a "sustainable energy economy." Related: Tesla Model… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Video

By Kelsey Mays on July 21, 2016

CARS.COM — The Volkswagen Golf GTI gets some technology upgrades for 2016. It's still an affordable performance hatchback, though — at least until those speeding tickets add up. Watch the video for more.… Read More