2015 marks the introduction of the EA288 two-liter diesel engine, and with it, a moderately refreshed mid-cycle 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. The Jetta remains mostly the same at a quick glance, but upon further inspection, you'll likely take notice of the new Jetta's front and rear fascia, along with the fact that wheel covers have gone the way of the dodo bird. The interior, too, has received a good deal of freshening, in order to reduce some of the drabness of the outgoing model.
The Audi Q3 is the latest addition to Audi's rather large fleet of models, hot on the heels of the new A3, which is Audi's most down market car. Unlike the A3, which is a fine car but is too plain to feel like an Audi, the Q3 takes the VW Tiguan, itself one of the better crossovers on the market, and upscales it the Audi way.
This review is special. Why? Because rarely, if ever, is someone handed the keys to test-drive a vehicle and given 11 days with no mileage restrictions. After all, I was headed to the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas via the American Highway - Route 66. When trying to decide what would be worthy of a Route 66 roadtrip across the continent, there was plenty to consider.
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