Volkswagen AG’s diesel lineup dominates the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of the most fuel efficient vehicles, but brings up the rear for overall environmental performance. Volkswagen places eight of its diesel vehicles among the 14 honored for highest fuel economy. But the EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide, determined by combining fuel economy and emission levels, shows four VW diesels among its poorest performers. With 42 mpg city and 50 mpg highway, the diesel-powered, manual ...

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