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New VW Passat proves that 1.8 L is enough

VW equips its latest midsize sedan with a 1.8-liter engine, using a turbocharger and direct injection to compete with larger engines in the segment.

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New VW Passat features small engine, big sound (pictures)

VW reduces the size of the engine in the Passat to achieve better fuel economy, and gives the car a Fender audio system, one of the best in the segment.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL

The new 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium competes in the toughest category with the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. Brian Cooley takes it out for a drive and checks the tech.

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VW Beetle R-Line: Close, but no cigar

The Beetle R-Line gets the same engine and transmission choices as the 2014 GTI, but suspension tuning keeps this icon back from being a real hot hatch.

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The iconic Volkswagen Beetle powers up for 2014 (pictures)

Volkswagen gives the Beetle and R-Line trim for the 2014 model year, with a 2-liter turbocharged engine making 210 horsepower.

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2014 VW Beetle R-Line

The Beetle Turbo is now the basic Beetle, so the sportier version of the Beetle Turbo is dubbed the Beetle R-Line. Brian Cooley drives it and checks the tech.

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Moviegoers stunned by VW's 'don't text and drive' ad (or are they?)

In an attempt to put people's heads in the moment, moviegoers get a text, just as the action on the screen unfolds. But is it all a setup?

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI has an exceptional diesel engine

I'm not a fan of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, but this TDI variant has been blessed with one heck of an engine and transmission combo.

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One last look at the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI (pictures)

With the 2015 VW Jetta just around the corner, we were pleasantly surprised to get one last look at this diesel-powered Mk 6.

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Torque, efficiency make the TDI the best of the Mk7 Golfs

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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Seventh-gen Golf TSI is larger, lighter

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI's design isn't revolutionary, but under the skin it's become larger, more powerful, and more customizable than ever.

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VW's electric e-Golf more than just a cart

With refined driving manners and torquey acceleration, the e-Golf makes for a street-worthy electric car.

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