Volkswagen Passat vs. Ford Fusion vs. Acura TL

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Volkswagen Passat vs. Ford Fusion vs. Acura TL
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Midsize sedans represent a massive slice of the automotive pie. These four-door cars almost single handedly (or wheely?) form the backbone of America’s personal transportation network, shuttling people practically everywhere they need and want to go. Yeah, they’re kind of a big deal, and as a salute to these hard-working automobiles they’re the subject of… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator
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In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there?  Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 25 – Chevrolet Impala vs. Toyota Avalon vs. Volkswagen Passat

Ask AutoGuide No. 25 – Chevrolet Impala vs. Toyota Avalon vs. Volkswagen Passat
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Before trucks and utility vehicles became all the rage, large sedans used to be the heart of the American car market. They dominated thoroughfares and back roads of this country for decades. Big Buicks, mighty Mopars and forceful Fords were a way of life for drivers just half a lifetime ago. Continue Reading...

2013-2014 Midsize Sedan Comparison

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2013-2014 Midsize Sedan Comparison
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Are mid-size sedans all the car most people need? Some would argue yes. Unless your family exceeds five people, the majority of driving endeavors can be accomplished with one of these family sedans. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Now Sells Seven Models With 40+ MPG

Volkswagen Now Sells Seven Models With 40+ MPG
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The new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has achieved an EPA-estimated 48 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg in the city, making it the seventh vehicle in the German automaker’s lineup that is capable of over 40 mpg on the highway. Continue Reading...

VW Passat Sets World Record for Distance Traveled on a Single Tank

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VW Passat Sets World Record for Distance Traveled on a Single Tank
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Volkswagen continues to flex just how efficient its diesel models are, with a 2012 Passat TDI SE claiming a new world record by traveling 1,626.1 miles on a single tank of ultra-low sulfur diesel. The record was previously held by another Passat, – a 1.6 BlueMotion diesel model out in Europe – at 1,526.6 miles…. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Jetta High End Trim Package, 1.8 Turbo Four coming in 2013

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Volkswagen Jetta High End Trim Package, 1.8 Turbo Four coming in 2013
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The Volkswagen Jetta will see a new top-of-the-line trim level called the SEL Plus later this year, though the more exciting news is that Volkswagen plans to replace its 2.5-liter inline-four with a 1.8-liter turbo-four next year. The new high-end SEL Plus trim will see softer-touch materials in the interior, and like the GLI model,… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Slated For U.S. Market

Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Slated For U.S. Market
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The U.S. could have a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen in the relatively near future. The company already has a hybrid Jetta on the way for the 2013 model year, but this version of the car would take electrical implementation to the next level. We’ve known about the possibility of a plug-in hybrid for quite some… Continue Reading...

2014 Volkswagen Passat Will Lose Some Weight, Plug-In Hybrid Possible

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Will Lose Some Weight, Plug-In Hybrid Possible
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Volkswagen‘s popular Passat out in Europe is overdue for a refresh and it appears that one will be coming in 2014. Rumor has it that the 2014 Passat model will be built on the new MQB platform which can also be seen on Audi‘s A3 and Volkswagen’s Golf. The change to the MQB platform will… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant Receives LEED Platinum Award

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant Receives LEED Platinum Award
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Volkswagen‘s Chattanooga manufacturing plant has become the first and only automotive manufacturing facility in the world to receive a Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). From the onset, Volkswagen had designed their Chattanooga plant, where their popular Passat is produced, to be as green as… Continue Reading...