With solid cabin tech, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel competes well with compact sedans and gets stellar fuel economy, but high initial cost and the price of diesel eat into the savings.
The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
In response to the scandal over its diesel car emissions, Volkswagen withdraws its application to the EPA to certify its 2016 model year diesel vehicles in the US.
With its Duramax Plus option, the Sierra 2500HD pickup truck gets massive torque. Meanwhile its cabin sports a Wi-Fi hotspot and enough charging ports to support any gadget load.
The longtime Volkswagen Group chief executive steps down amid growing scrutiny and mounting costs stemming from emissions calamity.
German automaker orders its US dealerships to halt sales of affected cars, says that 11 million vehicles are impacted globally.
In an open letter to the automaker and an official release, the EPA claims that VW's diesels aren't as clean as you'd think.
Few SUVs offer the capability, comfort and cabin tech of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, and those that come close cost considerably more.
VW's rapidly mushrooming diesel emissions conundrum could cost it up to $86B, argues major financial services company Credit Suisse.
With body-on-frame construction and a powerful diesel engine option, the Sierra 2500HD maintains work-truck capability while enhancing the cabin for the modern contractor.
New software reportedly will be added to as many as 11 million of Volkwagen's diesel cars to bring them in to compliance with emissions laws. The fix could cost $6.5 billion.