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Volkswagen Reviews

Originally conceived in 1937 as an affordable car for the average German citizen, Volkswagen (which literally translates to "people's car") remains a beloved badge with a fiercely loyal fan base due to its high-quality, low-maintenance vehicles. Once known for quirky cult cars like the Beetle, the Microbus and the Rabbit, today VW remains a frontrunner in design and innovation with its forward-thinking line of stylish rides that now gravitate toward cool rather than kitsch. And although Das Auto may no longer be the exclusive property of the German people, Volkswagen's acclaimed engineering and uniquely European ethos have allowed it to assume its place as a worldwide leader in the global car market.

A three-quarter front view of a 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune coupe

Volkswagen Beetle Dune
The "Dune Buggy" is back with this retro, retuned edition of a Volkswagen Beetle Dune. Complete with a sportier look and cool 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, this beach bug is ready to soak up the sun!

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A three-quarter front view of the all-new Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium

Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium
An updated Passat has made its way into Volkswagen's 2016 model line-up. Bringing with it, a "muscle-car-inspired" power-dome hood and 19-inch alloy wheels, to name a few.

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A three-quarter front view of the all-new Jetta SE TSI in tornado red

Volkswagen Jetta SE TSI
A new turbocharged engine is just the start for this redesigned Jetta SE. It also includes a 4-inch navigation and media screen as well as optional Sirius XM radio.

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A three-quarter front view of the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen
The Golf Sportwagen is a stylish alternative for those who need the utility of a CUV or SUV, but want the dynamics and lower ride height of a car.

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium

Volkswagen e-Golf
The electric version of the multi-purpose Golf hatchback features plenty of tech and a 90-mile urban range.

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2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6

Volkswagen Touareg V6
The mid-sized Volkswagen Touareg SUV shares a platform with the pricier Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, and as such, benefits from a solid and high-quality driving feel.

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2015 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI
The practical yet sporty GTI is refreshed for 2015 with more power and more refinement.

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2014 VW Tiguan R-Line

Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
The practical Tiguan crossover gets handsome new wheels and a firmer suspension with the R-Line package.

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2014 VW Jetta GLI

Volkswagen Jetta GLI
The handsome and refined Jetta sedan comes alive when fitted with the GTI's turbocharged 2.0 liter direct-injected motor.

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2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Volkswagen Touareg TDI
This clean-diesel SUV offers sporty performance and stylish looks with the premium R-Line package. A 3.0-liter V6 with Volkswagen's TDI technology achieves up to 29 mpg highway while churning out 406 lb-ft of torque.

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A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

Volkswagen Tiguan SE
Built on the same chassis as the Jetta and Golf, and powered by a turbocharged inline-4, the Volkswagen Tiguan offers a small car feel in a roomier, more versatile package that is perfect for families.

Volkswagen GTI 4-Door
Volkswagen's classic hot hatch continues to set the standard in its segment with its winning combination of efficient performance, smart amenities and value-oriented price.
A side view of a 2014 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Volkswagen Passat TDI
Engineered with Volkswagen's TDI clean diesel technology, this eco-conscious sedan gets great gas mileage without sacrificing performance or passenger comfort.

Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible
As one of few diesel drop-tops available in the States, the Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible is both fun to drive and fuel-efficient, earning up to 41 mpg highway.
A three-quarter rear view of a yellow 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE
This smart and stylish hybrid sedan balances practicality with performance, earning up to 48 mpg highway while still offering 170 horsepower and a driver-friendly ride.

Volkswagen Golf R 2-Door
Four years after the last R32 hit showrooms, Volkswagen is back with another R-branded Golf — and has even further improved upon its classic hot hatch formula.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Volkswagen Golf R 2-Door

A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Volkswagen Routan

Volkswagen Routan SEL
This German-made minivan offers enviable amenities along with attractive Teutonic touches for a uniquely European spin on the family vehicle. Offering a cavernous interior with room for seven, the Routan is perfect for cruising with the kids — although full-sized adults should have no qualms with the spacious seating, either.

Volkswagen Passat 3.6L SEL
This no-nonsense, large family sedan is reminiscent of American cruisers with its drivability and ease of use. Fitted with an athletic 280-horsepower VR6 engine, the Volkswagen Passat 3.6L SEL also offers plenty of pep for parents in a rush.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L SEL

A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI

Volkswagen Jetta
SportWagen TDI

Perfect for the soccer mom who never slows down, this smart and sporty wagon is sure to keep up with the hectic pace of your day-to-day life. Fitted with an athletic and efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, the SportWagen TDI boasts peppy acceleration while still earning an impressive 39 mpg highway.

Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
With the Beetle Turbo, the iconic coupe's stock 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder is replaced by an athletic yet efficient 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 with direct injection that boosts the well-priced coupe from 0-60 in under 7 seconds.
A three-quarter front view of a silver 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

A side view of a 2012 Volkswagen Eos Executive

Volkswagen Eos Executive
Named after the Greek goddess of dawn, the Volkswagen Eos is an ideal vehicle for soaking in the sun during a summertime cruise. Featuring a peppy direct-injected 2.0-liter inline 4 that's good for 200 horsepower, this sprightly two-door convertible strikes a smart balance between sports coupe and fuel sipping economy car.

Volkswagen CC Lux Limited
This luxurious 4-door sports car from Volkswagen is a departure from the German automaker's other offerings; however, while the CC Lux Limited may exude the kind of opulence not normally seen in a VW, it is still made with value in mind.
A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2012 Volkswagen CC Lux Limited

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2011 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L
Returning after a two-year hiatus, the revamped VW Beetle offers the same retro-chic outlook as its predecessor in a sleeker, slimmed down package. Looking less bubbly and more business than the New Beetle, this cool city coupe provides decent power from its 2.5-liter inline-5, topping out at 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

Volkswagen Touareg TDI
VW has been trying for decades to make diesel converts of us all, and with the 2011 Touareg TDI, the German brand makes a strong case for its favorite alternative fuel. Getting up to 28 mpg highway out of its peppy V6, this capable clean diesel bests the fuel economy of many hybrid SUVs and offers plenty of great amenities, to boot.
A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

A three-quarter rear view of a 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
As Volkswagen's first foray into hybrid technology, the 2011 Touareg Hybrid points to great things for the European automaker's electricity-fueled future. Marrying German engineering with the latest green technology, this hybrid SUV offers acceptable MPG figures while still delivering solid performance.

Volkswagen Jetta
With the unveiling of the all-new 2011 Jetta, Volkswagen's cute compact sedan just got a whole lot more attractive. Starting at around $16,000, this roomier, revamped VW is priced to compete with the likes of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord while still providing Volkswagen's famed precision German engineering.

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI
VW's latest edition of their iconic hot hatch features the same elements that made the GTI a hit when it first arrived on American shores nearly 30 years ago—cool looks, lively handling, and fine-tuned German engineering.

Volkswagen Golf TDI
Coupling clean-burning diesel technology with a surprisingly powerful turbocharged engine, the Volkswagen Golf TDI is not only a sporty and fun new take on the 5-door hatchback, it's also an extremely fuel-efficient option for those looking to save money at the pump as they help to save the environment.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

A three-quarter rear view of a Volkswagen Passat Lingyu

Volkswagen Passat Lingyu
What will run the car of the future? Perhaps it’ll be hydrogen fuel cells, which powers this concept sedan that gives off only water-vapor for emissions. While still rough around the edges, the Lingyu may someday be refined enough to make it to U.S. highways.

Volkswagen Rabbit S
This sporty and value-oriented two-door hatchback features a 170-horsepower five-cylinder engine, providing a fun and zippy feeling on the road. The Rabbit makes for a reliable urban daily driver and comes standard with amenities such as all-wheel disc brakes and an electronic stabilization program.

A side view of a white 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion

Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion
While not easily defined, this four-passenger sedan is certainly comfortable, showing an athletic exterior, an upscale demeanor and a range of value-oriented features.

Volkswagen Jetta TDI
This elegant compact sedan contains an efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which is compliant in all 50 states and able to reach 41 mpg on the highway. The fun-to-drive TDI’s value also includes a comfortable interior, quality standard features and a relatively low starting price.

A three-quarter front view of a white 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 V10 TDI

Volkswagen Touareg 2 V10 TDI
This powerful sport utility vehicle contains a formidable 5.0-liter V10 diesel engine and easily handles treks off paved roads with its four-corner air suspension, electronic stabilization program and permanent four-wheel drive. While capable of leaving civilization behind, this VW pampers its inhabitants with numerous features.

Volkswagen Routan SE
As the offspring of Volkswagen’s partnership with Chrysler, the Routan is a seven-passenger minivan capable of hauling the entire family for a day at the beach. Its features include a formidable 3.8-liter V6 engine, heatable (and powered) side mirrors, and a spacious 83 cubic feet of available cargo space.

A three-quarter front view of a white 2009 Volkswagen Routan SE

A three-quarter rear view of a Volkswagen Passat Turbo

Volkswagen Passat Turbo
Well-rounded with fuel-efficient and reliable performance, this roomy five-passenger sedan features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, an all-wheel independent suspension and an assortment of extras, such as a multifunction trip computer, heatable front seats and manual sunshades for the side and rear windows.

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen SE
Although it's a compact, this five-passenger station wagon provides a spacious interior and a well-rounded experience. The Jetta SportWagen SE has quick handling and features a 2.8-liter 5-cylinder engine capable of propelling the car to a top speed of 127 mph.

A side view of a silver 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen SE

A three-quarter rear view of a white 2009 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI
Now in its fifth generation, this aerodynamic five-passenger compact sports a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and can reach a fuel economy of 29 mpg on the highway. Along with its reliable performance, the GTI’s interior offers accessories like an in-dash, six-CD changer and SIRIUS satellite radio.

Volkswagen Tiguan
As people leave oversized SUVs behind, they are flocking to compact sport utilities like the Tiguan. This V-Dub features decent acceleration from its 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, agile handling and a load of options.

A three-quarter front view of a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Jetta GLI Fahrenheit

Volkswagen Jetta GLI Fahrenheit
This special edition GLI delivers a pick-me-up on the open road, delivering a burst of speed with its 2.0L turbocharged direct injection engine and a punch of color with its sporty yellow interior and exterior.

Volkswagen Triple White Beetle
This Limited Edition take on the Beetle cleans things up with its white exterior, white interior and white cover. Buyers can be sure that the goods under the hood will still allow them to get down and dirty while cruising on the open road.

VW Triple White Beetle

Volkswagen Rabbit
The practical yet racy VW Rabbit has burst back on the scene, with a 205-liter, 150 horsepower in-line 5 cylinder engine. With a price that is as appealing as its perks, it is ready for family life as well as a night on the town.

Volkswagen Eos
This new entry in the hot coupe-convertible market will make waves as it undercuts the price of other luxury convertibles by thousands. Powered by the GTI's 2.0-liter turbo-4, this nifty hardtop convertible provides plenty of fun come rain or shine.

Volkswagen Phaeton W12
Some may say the company who brought the world "the people's car" may have gone astray with this $100,000 luxury car, and perhaps they're right. Nevertheless, this is one super-luxurious 12-cylinder Autobahn cruiser worth a look for those looking for a decadent wolf in humble sheep's clothing.

Volkswagen Passat Wagon 2.0
If only there was a type of vehicle that had the storage space of an SUV, but the driving characteristics and fuel economy of a sedan. Wait a second, there is—a wagon! This offering from VW sports the GTI's turbocharged 200-horsepower inline-4 and a thorough list of luxury features.

Volkswagen GTI
The high-performance fifth-generation GTI digs deep into its roots for some "fast" inspiration. The turbocharged 200-horsepower engine, lightning-quick DSG transmission, 18-inch wheels and classic styling cues highlight this nostalgic hot hatch.

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 2.5
Along with a few styling tweaks and new 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, the New Beetle offers a generous amount of features, decent space and an unprecedented amount of cuteness.

Volkswagen Jetta 2.5
Despite a new grown-up look and a larger sedan feel, the new Jetta is disappointing in its performance and features.

Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Today's diesels are a far cry from the old smoky and noisy versions of the past. Extremely high tech, they are much cleaner, efficient and employ Volkswagen's advanced "Pumpe Düse" technology, i.e. "unit injectors."

Volkswagen Phaeton
Ready for a new car? Here's a really new set of wheels, both for you and the manufacturer. VW joins the ranks of the sport luxury sedan market with this big, ultra comfortable, very cool and totally new automobile. We had the chance to ride in silk for a week and drove a car that answered all of our demands.

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 1.8 T
Really, how many automobiles come with an integrated flower vase? Would that qualify the New Beetle Convertible GLS 1.8 T as the most romantic car? Anyway, it's a good start and we certainly fell in love with this convertible.

Volkswagen Touareg
We like the look, the overall size of the car and its manufacturing. It is, simply put, well made. The design, choice of components and attention to details made us appreciate this new offering. Beyond the first look, you've got an agile car with a good turning radius, a smart car loaded with electronics.

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