Diesels

2015 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Previewed By VW Golf Variant
2015 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Previewed By VW Golf Variant

We often wonder why Americans aren't a little more tuned-in to the sporty yet economical combination that a good wagon can provide. And here in the U.S., available now, there's no better example than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen--a model that is more engaging to drive than nearly any compact...Read More»

'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI
Catch-22: If Diesel Sales Boom, Will Their Cost Advantage Bust?

To a very small, select group of enthusiasts, diesel cars or utility vehicles have a lot of allure, with their strong, fuel-efficient engines and, for the most part, a great reputation for long-haul durability. Yet for the rest of us who don’t delight in ‘b5’ biodiesel pumps or...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
2014 Ram 1500 Gets 3.0L Diesel

While Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand already claims to deliver best-in-class fuel economy with its Ram 1500 pickup, there’s still room for improvement. In the third quarter of this year, Ram will introduce an industry-first small displacement diesel into its line of half-ton pickups. The...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Priced At $25,695

Diesel fans will soon have another option to consider the next time they're shopping for a new car: the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, which debuts today at the Chicago Auto Show. The new sedan is slated to hit dealerships in the U.S. and Canada this summer. It arrives with a starting...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept: Mid-Size 3-Row Crossover Coming

Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue Concept at today's Detroit Auto Show, showing a mid-size crossover with three rows of seats that takes direct aim at the successful Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The new concept is a thinly disguised version of a production model that won't launch before the...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: High-MPG Diesel, Eight Speeds, And A Facelift

Since its last redesign for 2011, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has held a unique spot in the American family SUV market. While models such as the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder have found softer shapes and more carlike powertrains, the Grand Cherokee is refreshingly different: handsomely rugged...Read More»

2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon
Diesel BMWs, 2012 Tesla Model S, Zombie-Proof Hyundai Elantra Coupe: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Hyundai built a zombie-proof Elantra Coupe and the 2012 Tesla Model S uses aluminum as its secret weapon. Lotus isn't attending the 2012 Paris Auto Show and new car buyers want higher gas mileage. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Is...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2015 Nissan Z, 2013 Cadillac ATS EPA Rating, Diesel Car Guide: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Porsche might have another record year and Tesla said it's working on a BMW 3-Series competitor. The EPA rated the 2013 Cadillac ATS and we take a look at the 2012 and 2013 diesel cars sold in the U.S. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

John and Helen Taylor achieve 1,626 miles on a tank of Diesel in a VW Passat TDI
A VW Passat TDI Drove Over 1,600 Miles On One Tank Of Fuel

It's been nearly two weeks since we've taken delivery of our six-month road test 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI, and we are already impressed with its outstanding fuel economy. Seems we aren't the only ones, as a new world record has been set for the farthest distance traveled on a single tank of fuel...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
2013 Dodge Dart Reviewed, 2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG Driven, Disney: Car News headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Norway loves the Nissan Leaf and Bosch speaks up regarding the future of diesels. A rare Aston Martin is heading to auction and the 2014 Jaguar F-Type will have a V-8 engine option. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Disney showed off...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX
2013 Infiniti JX Reviewed, Lamborghini Urus, Black Boxes: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Jaguar introduced its most luxurious cat yet and Ferrari previewed the Enzo successor's hybrid powertrain. Mercedes might bring more diesels to the U.S. and black box data recorders may be in your next new car. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: First Drive

Forget for a few minutes about your urge to make the absolute smartest fiscal choice. Yes, the economics of diesel ownership often take many, many years to work out as positive. Yes, diesels, as in the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, do generally cost thousands more initially; and yes, diesel fuel...Read More»

Chevy Volt Vs. Nissan Leaf
2013 Lexus RX 450h, Electric Pikes Peak, February Plug-In Sales: Car News Headlines

Today, we see February's plug-in car sales rise, with the Nissan Leaf falling off the pace a bit as the Chevrolet Volt rises strongly. Lexus' 2013 RX 450h gets an official preview before its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next week. Is this your next hybrid crossover? Mitsubishi's iMiev is...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 VW Beetle Goes Diesel; Convertible Due In New York

With less than a week until the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, automakers are already starting to announce new models. Such is the case with Volkswagen as it has announced the 2013 Beetle TDI, which will make its formal debut next week in the Windy City. The TDI will be the most fuel-efficient Beetle of...Read More»

Audi's signature LEDs on the 2013 S7
Super Bowl Ads, Audi Q1, EV-1 For Sale: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we take a look at five cars that beat their EPA ratings and Mazda reconfirms diesel engines are coming to the U.S. Lexus and Audi tease their Super Bowl ads and Top Gear gets ready for season 18. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion, Tesla Model S, Chrysler Diesels: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we introduced a new video section and Porsche's CEO says no to a small roadster. Chrysler is bringing back diesel engines and we spy a 2013 BMW M6 Grand Coupe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We took a look at six ways to end...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
2010-2012 Audi A3 TDI: Recall Alert

Audi is conducting a voluntary recall on certain model 2010-2012 A3 TDI models over concerns about a potential fuel leak from the number two injector. This is the same issue affecting certain Volkswagen Jetta, Jetta SportWagen and Golf models covered in a related recall. A notice on the National...Read More»

All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric
2012 Hyundai Veloster, 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Electric Cars: Today's Car News

The Hyundai Veloster is finally hitting the street, and High Gear Media's taking it for a first drive today. Meanwhile Hyundai's recalling its big Veracruz, and we're thinking diesels are the dark horse in the green-car race. It's all in today's car headlines, right here at TheCarConnection. We...Read More»

2009 BMW X5 xDrive 35d
2009 BMW X5 Diesel: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2009 model year X5 xDrive 35d sport utility vehicles over concerns about a potentially faulty fuel-filter heater. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 2,120. Affected vehicles were...Read More»