The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI offers basic transportation at a bargain and an excellent engine, but techies will want to hold off for the improved 2015 model.
With the same chassis and weight improvements, but more torque than the gasoline version, the 2015 Golf TDI is worth paying just a bit more.
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With the 2015 VW Jetta just around the corner, we were pleasantly surprised to get one last look at this diesel-powered Mk 6.
Now in its seventh-generation, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf is more configurable than ever with a new modular platform, new engine options, and a new infotainment system.
The 2014 Audi A7 TDI includes some of the best connected tech available today in an automobile, and those inclined to put up with a few diesel drivetrain quirks will be rewarded with significantly higher fuel economy than from the gasoline equivalent.
The 2014 Audi Q5 TDI works as a multipurpose vehicle, good for everything from the weekly commute to extended road trips, offering excellent information services through its dashboard electronics.
With diesel fuel economy and its wagon format, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI offers great utility, and adds a premium-car feel, but cabin electronics only cover the basics.
Audi's smashing A7 wears a diesel -- but does it make any sense?
For the 2014 model year, Audi pours its 3-liter diesel engine into the high-tech A7, giving it average fuel economy around 30 mpg.
With its diesel engine, the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI gets about 5 mpg better than the equivalent gasoline version.