Save on Fuel Over the Long Haul When You Opt for Diesel-Powered Volkswagen Models

By Product Expert | Posted in New Models, Volkswagen Technology on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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Cost of Ownership is Lower for Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel Models

All too often, the only thing car shoppers look at is the initial purchase price and maybe a few specifications in the brochure, but there is far more that goes into ownership than that. When making a car-buying decision, it is important to consider fuel costs, maintenance costs and insurance costs before you make your final decision. One aspect that often gets forgotten during the process is the cost of fuel over the years and in that regard, diesel-powered Volkswagen models like the Guinness World Record holding 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI are among the best. A recent study performed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows that the cost of ownership is lower for Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models by an impressive margin.

Delving deeper into the cost of ownership for diesel-powered models versus gas-powered models, the recent study shows that while the initial purchase price of diesel models is often higher, along with repair, insurance and maintenance costs, the overall cost of ownership is significantly lower. Basing data on a period of ownership of three to five years, the study showed that car shoppers who opt for Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models or similar options, will save you between $2,000 and $7,000. Study statistics also revealed a lifetime fuel cost savings margin of 27 percent when compared to standard gas engines. After three to five years, diesel-powered models will have a resale value 60 to 70 percent higher than gas models as well due to a longer-lasting design.

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As we mentioned before, the initial purchase price is often higher for diesel models, but will end up saving you money at the pump and down the road. For example, the standard gas-powered 2015 Volkswagen Golf starts at an affordable $17,995 while the diesel 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI has a starting price point of $22,345. To further highlight the benefits and cost of ownership related to diesel power, we took a closer look at fuel economy ratings for those same models, where gas-powered Golf models will achieve up to 37 mpg on the highway and Golf TDI models will make 45 mpg on the highway. If you want to further explore the cost of fuel when you embark on the car-buying process, you can use our convenient online fuel savings calculator.

With countless Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models available in the Volkswagen model lineup, you can benefit from diesel power at Karen Radley Volkswagen. Armed with the knowledge that the cost of ownership is lower for Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models, it may help you make a more informed car-buying decision when that time comes. If you are looking for a great deal on a new diesel-powered Volkswagen model, be sure to check out our current sales and incentives at Karen Radley Volkswagen.