19 Great Alternatives to Your Recalled VW Diesel

Investigating Some Fuel-Efficient Alternatives to Volkswagen Diesel Cars
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Investigating Some Fuel-Efficient Alternatives to Volkswagen Diesel Cars

The Volkswagen Diesel Buyback and Lease Termination program has received a green light from a Federal Court in San Francisco. TDI owners are flocking to VW’s settlement website looking to quickly replace the vehicles involved in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal.

So, what should they buy in place of their VW diesels? In the last few years, hybrid technology has improved, with many models approaching or exceeding the mileage of the VW diesel models subject to the buyback. More and more pure gasoline models can exceed 40 mpg on the highway.

On the following slides, we take a model-by-model look at the best Volkswagen TDI alternatives. When you’re ready to buy, be sure to use U.S. News & World Report’s Best Price Program, where the average buyer saves more than $3,000 off MSRP.

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