Diesel Cars

Review update: 2019 Land Rover Discovery Td6 smooths off-roader's rougher edges
Review update: 2019 Land Rover Discovery Td6 smooths off-roader's rougher edges

Diesel powertrains might be on the ropes, but what’s left hits like a freight train. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 is one of the last left standing due to its outstanding applications including the three-row 2019 Land Rover Discovery TD6. For some, the smoother lines of this...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 diesel owners eligible for up to $3,075 in settlement

Owners of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 models fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine will be eligible for up to $3,075 because their vehicles did not comply with federal emissions regulations. A federal judge on Friday approved the $307.5 million between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel engine nabs best-in-class power figures

The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 funneled into dealerships last year, but this summer, the pickup will offer a light-duty diesel engine for the first time in over a decade—and it earns bragging rights for topping Ford and Ram. Chevrolet confirmed this week that the 2019 Silverado's...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jan 2014
Fiat Chrysler to pay $800M to settle diesel emissions suits, fix vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay more than $800 million to settle lawsuits filed by the U.S. Department of Justice and states, and to fix vehicles fitted with a diesel V-6 engine that used illegal software to pass federal emissions standards. FCA said Thursday that the total is on par with the...Read More»

2017 BMW X3
BMW to recall 44,000 diesel cars, crossover SUVs in U.S.

A coolant leak that could lead to a fire prompted BMW to recall about 1.5 million cars globally, including about 44,000 in the U.S. The recall addresses a faulty exhaust gas recirculation component that's part of the emissions and cooling system in diesel-fueled BMWs. In South Korea, officials...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel certified by EPA at 29 mpg combined

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel is one step closer to arriving in showrooms. In certifying the 2018 CX-5 diesel for sale in the U.S., the EPA said that it is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined with front-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, the CX-5 diesel is rated at 27/30/28 mpg. Those...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke first drive: the uncertain diesel pickup truck

Dark clouds above. Snow flurries falling. Gloomy view ahead. Seat heater engaged. It may be the end of April, but Colorado Highway 72—known locally as Coal Creek Canyon Road—isn’t ready for spring. The diesel-fueled 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke I’m piloting up this winding...Read More»

2012 BMW M Performance M550d Sedan
Police raid BMW headquarters in diesel emissions probe

Over 100 investigators raided two BMW facilities in Europe Tuesday searching for evidence that the automaker rigged software for their vehicles to pass tough diesel emissions standards. German police descended on the automaker’s Munich headquarters, while their Austrian counterparts visited...Read More»

Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]
VW settles Dieselgate lawsuit before trial

Volkswagen AG last week reached an agreement with more than 300 diesel car owners just days before what was expected to be a high-profile trial over the automaker's excessive diesel emissions. Reuters reported that Volkswagen reached a settlement Friday with David Doar, a North Carolina man, and...Read More»

2018 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento diesel planned, could offer improved fuel-economy

Kia says that it will offer a diesel-powered version of its Sorento crossover in the U.S. by as early as the end of 2018. When it arrives, it will be one of only a handful of sparkplug-less offerings in this market and it could significantly improve the Sorento's fuel economy ratings. Kia’s...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty F-250
Lawsuit filed against Ford alleges automaker cheated on diesel-emissions test

A law firm that has carved out a reputation for aggressively pursuing automakers over diesel emissions has found a new target: Ford's heavy-duty pickups. The suit comes just days after Ford announced details for its upcoming F-150 diesel and is the latest in a string of accusations following VW's...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona

Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. The plan promises to bring to market new body styles, including the subcompact Hyundai Kona that will go on sale in March, but...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Greenpeace boards ship to keep VW diesels out of UK

Last week, dozens of members of environmental activist group Greenpeace descended on a port in Kent, England, intent on preventing Volkswagen from importing more than 1,000 diesel-fueled vehicles into the UK. Forty people entered the port’s import lot and removed “thousands of...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Diesel deathwatch: No one wants diesels in Germany, either

Germans have had a long, lusty love affair with diesels. While motorists in some parts of the world have largely ignored diesel vehicles (looking at you, America), in Germany, consumers have snapped them up as quickly as homegrown companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz could turn them out. But not...Read More»

2017 Audi SQ7 TDI
Audi engineer implicates top brass in Dieselgate coverup

In the U.S., Volkswagen's Dieselgate drama has been largely resolved, but in Germany, the plot is thickening as a formal investigation uncovers more details about the company's wrongdoing. Most recently, a former Audi engineer has confessed that top Volkswagen officials knew about the company's...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Volkswagen launches cash-for-clunkers program in Germany to get older diesels off the road

In Germany, 2.6 million consumers bought diesel vehicles that were secretly equipped with Volkswagen's defeat devices. Those devices allow vehicles to cheat on emissions tests and may be responsible for 1,200 or more premature deaths across Europe. And yet, unlike the 560,000 owners of similarly...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
EPA approves fix for 326,000 VW diesels, but will owners take it?

If you live in the U.S. and you own one of the 475,000 or so 2.0-liter Audi or VW diesels affected by the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, we have good news and bad news. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good news: your car can probably be fixed. The Environmental Protection Agency and the...Read More»

Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London
UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040

No fossil fuels, please--we're British. That's the message put out by the United Kingdom's Environment Minister, Michael Gove, earlier today. Speaking to BBC Radio, Gove said that the U.K. plans to outlaw the sale of vehicles that run solely on gas or diesel by the year 2040. Completely details of...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec
Daimler will 'upgrade' 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesels in Europe (and maybe some in the U.S.)

The past couple of years haven't been kind to diesels or the companies that make them. Among the hardest hit have been German manufacturers like Volkswagen, which has coughed up over $22 billion in fines and fixes so far, with many more opportunities for payouts down the road. (That said, U.S...Read More»

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