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VW Diesel Settlement: Buyback, Modification Amounts

VW Diesel Settlement: Buyback, Modification Amounts

Last week, Volkswagen, the FTC, the EPA, and other government agencies announced that they’d agreed on a settlement, the sum total of which could cost VW nearly $15 billion. It was indicated that Volkswagen would be paying between $12,000 and $44,000 (accounting for Audis) to TDI owners based on a number of factors. Now we know what the buyback values are likely to be car-by-car.

The values are published in the full case filings published at ftc.gov. The values are based on what the cars were worth before September 2015, when the scandal broke. The values quoted below could change, however, if your car has higher or lower than standard mileage when you sell your car back.

If you choose to sell your car, you will get the value of your car, as laid out below, plus a cash payment—also listed beside your vehicle in the column labeled “Approved Emissions Modification.”

If, however, a fix is possible and you opt for it, you will get it free of charge as well as the cash payment of between $5,100 and $10,000 (accounting for Audi owners) listed beside your car in the column labeled “Approved Emissions Modification.”

People who leased, meanwhile, will also be entitled to a cash payment, as listed in the chart below, in the second chart. You will also have the option of terminating your lease, without penalty, or hanging on to your car and waiting for a fix if and when it becomes available.

The charts below are simplified versions compiled by the NADA. For a full list of buyback values, by vehicle, trim level, and options visit ftc.gov.

Owners

Model Year Model and Trim Buyback                             Approved Emissions Modification
2009 Jetta Sedan TDI $12,475 – $14,025 $5,100
Jetta SportWagen TDI $13,600 – $15,125 $5,100
2010 Golf Hatchback 2D TDI $15,025 – $16,877 $5,100 – $5,302
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $15,500 – $17,447 $5,100 – $5,397
Jetta Sedan TDI $13,675 – $15,350 $5,100
Jetta Sedan TDI Cup Street Edition $15,625 – $17,087 $5,100 – $5,337
Jetta SportWagen TDI $14,775 – $16,607 $5,100 – $5,257
2011 Golf Hatchback 2D TDI $17,657 – $19,817 $5,432 – $5,792
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $18,497 – $20,657 $5,572 – $5,932
Jetta Sedan TDI $16,217 – $18,347 $5,192 – $5,547
Jetta SportWagen TDI $18,227 – $20,357 $5,527 – $5,882
2012 Golf Hatchback 2D TDI $19,457 – $21,707 $5,732 – $6,107
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $20,267 – $22,517 $5,867 – $6,242
Jetta Sedan TDI $18,317 – $20,867 $5,542 – $5,967
Jetta SportWagen $19,907 – $22,097 $5,807 – $6,172
Passat Sedan TDI SE $19,007 – $21,467 $5,657 – $6,067
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $23,267 – $23,387 $6,367 – $6,387
2013 Beetle Coupe GTI $20,627 – $23,447 $5,927 – $6,397
Beetle Convertible TDI $24,047 – $26,147 $6,497 – $6,847
Golf Hatchback 2D TDI $20,657 – $23,117 $5,932 – $6,342
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $21,377 – $23,837 $6,052 – $6,462
Jetta Sedan TDI $20,777 – $23,897 $5,952 – $6,472
Jetta Sportwagen TDI $23,357 – $25,727 $6,382 – $6,777
Passat Sedan TDI SE $21,587 – $24,257 $6,087 – $6,532
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $26,807 – $26,927 $6,957 – $6,977
2014 Beetle Coupe TDI $22,907 – $25,847 $6,307 – $6,797
Beetle Convertible TDI $27,047 – $29,237 $6,997 – $7,362
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $23,957 – $26,177 $6,482 – $6,852
Jetta Sedan TDI $21,137 – $26,117 $6,012 – $6,842
Jetta SportWagen TDI $26,657 – $29,117 $6,932 – $7,342
Passat Sedan TDI SE $26,117 – $28,877 $6,842 – $7,302
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $28,847 – $28,967 $7,297 – $7,317
2015 Beetle Coupe TDI $24,156 – $31,686 $6,515 – $7,770
Beetle Convertible TDI $27,937 – $33,835 $7,145 – $8,128
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI S $21,806 – $26,700 $6,123 – $6,939
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI SE $24,022 – $29,306 $6,493 – $7,373
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI SEL $24,022 – $31,728 $6,493 – $7,777
Golf SportWagen TDI S $24,043 – $28,588 $6,496 – $7,254
Golf SportWagen TDI SE $26,282 – $30,743 $6,869 – $7,613
Golf SportWagen TDI SEL $24,022 – $32,876 $6,493 – $7,968
Jetta Sedan TDI S $21,410 – $24,696 $6,057 – $6,605
Jetta Sedan TDI SE $22,800 – $26,458 $6,289 – $6,899
Jetta Sedan TDI SEL $24,809 – $30,149 $6,624 – $7,514
Passat Sedan TDI SE $28,367 – $31,127 $7,217 – $7,677
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $32,747 – $32,867 $7,947 – $7,967

Lessees

Model Year Model and Trim Lessee Payment
2011 Jetta Sedan TDI $2,634 – $2,807
Jetta SportWagen TDI $2,877 – $2,922
2012 Golf Hatchback 2D TDI $2,902 – $3,062
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $2,969 – $3,157
Jetta Sedan TDI $2,807 – $3,019
Jetta SportWagen TDI $2,939 – $3,122
Passat Sedan TDI SE $2,864 – $3,069
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $3,219 – $3,229
2013 Beetle Coupe TDI $2,999 – $3,234
Beetle Convertible TDI $3,284 – $3,459
Golf Hatchback 2D TDI $3,002 – $3,207
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $3,062 – $3,267
Jetta Sedan TDI $3,012 – $3,272
Jetta SportWagen TDI $3,227 – $3,424
Passat Sedan TDI SE $3,079 – $3,302
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $3,514 – $3,524
2014 Beetle Coupe TDI $3,189 – $3,434
Beetle Convertible TDI $3,537 – $3,717
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI $3,277 – $3,462
Jetta Sedan TDI $3,042 – $3,457
Jetta SportWagen TDI $3,502 – $3,707
Passat Sedan TDI SE $3,457 – $3,687
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $3,684 – $3,694
2015 Beetle Coupe TDI $3,314 – $3,915
Beetle Convertible TDI $3,650 – $4,052
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI S $3,064 – $3,364
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI SE $3,348 – $3,689
Golf Hatchback 4D TDI SEL $3,553 – $3,886
Golf SportWagen TDI S $3,284 – $3,471
Golf SportWagen TDI SE $3,528 – $3,834
Golf SportWagen TDI SEL $3,713 – $4,008
Jetta Sedan TDI S $3,064 – $3,446
Jetta Sedan TDI SE $3,239 – $3,468
Jetta Sedan TDI SEL $3,406 – $3,755
Passat Sedan TDI SE $3,644 – $3,874
Passat Sedan TDI SEL $4,009 – $4,019
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