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Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement
Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos enters the small crossover segment with a big chip on its shoulder. Sized below the Tiguan, the smallest VW crossover is larger than other competitors such as the Chevy Trailblazer, Ford Bronco Sport, and Hyundai Kona. Yet its new turbo-4 engine and 8-speed automatic...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Golf R and Golf GTI
What's New for 2022: Volkswagen

Volkswagen enters the 2022 model year with its smallest vehicles set to make the biggest impact. The eighth generation Golf GTI and Golf R heat up the dwindling hot hatchback segment, and the 2022 Taos enters as the smallest crossover in VW's growing lineup of SUVs. The 2021 ID.4 electric crossover...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan costs up to $2,100 more than outgoing model

The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover SUV comes with a new look, updated technology, and a higher price, according to VW pricing announced this week. New wheel sizes and a new nose with an available light bar spanning the grille define the outward changes, and VW has streamlined its four...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition
Volkswagen Passat sedan discontinued after 2022 Limited Edition model

The Volkswagen Passat joins a growing list of mid-size sedans destined for the automotive graveyard. The under-performing sedan gets one last hurrah with a Limited Edition model for 2022, which will be its last year of production in the U.S., Volkswagen announced Monday. Overshadowed by the larger...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI costs about $1,000 more at $30,540

The redesigned 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R hatchbacks are almost here. Volkswagen confirmed on Wednesday at the Chicago Auto Show that the renowned hot hatch will be quicker, faster, sharper, and safer, with the latest tech. And it'll cost more. The eighth-generation, or Mark 8, Golf GTI...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV fits the bill

The new 2022 Volkswagen Taos puts the “good things come in threes” saying to the test, becoming the company’s third compact SUV alongside the Tiguan and the all-electric ID.4. Though the trio might all be in roughly the same class, there’s enough that’s different to...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan launched Tuesday gets a standard sort of refresh that updates the compact SUV’s technology and styling but leaves the bones of the vehicle alone. What you see and touch will look a little bit different, but the Tiguan’s mechanical parts and spaciousness remain...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4  -  First drive, Portland OR
First drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 plays catchup to Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a good car that needs a better interface and minor controls. It and the forthcoming dual-motor all-wheel-drive ID.4 need to work out the kinks before the arrival of other electric compact crossovers, such as the Nissan Ariya, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and many more...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV costs $24,190, skimps on standard features

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover SUV will cost between $24,000 and $34,000 when it arrives in dealers this June, Volkswagen announced Wednesday. New for 2022, the Taos fills the gap as the smallest vehicle in Volkswagen's growing SUV family, and joins dozens of small SUV or subcompact...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
First drive (again): The 2022 Volkswagen Taos shows off its handling, unwraps interior

Though the 2022 Volkswagen Taos is named after a town in New Mexico, I find myself in the middle of the desert outside of Phoenix at Volkswagen’s proving grounds. “Proving grounds” are the two words that excite me more than “free food,” but I’m not sure what it...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL
Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023

Volkswagen will discontinue the Passat mid-size sedan in the U.S. once it completes its current product cycle for 2023, according to a report this weekend from Wards Auto. The VW plant that produces the Passat in Chattanooga, Tennessee also makes the more popular 2021 Volkswagen Atlas three-row...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen recalls 2016-2018 Jetta for increased fire risk

Volkswagen initiated a recall of the 2016-2018 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan for leaking fuel, the automaker declared in paperwork made public by the NHTSA on Monday. In certain 2016-2018 models with a 1.4-liter turbo-4 built between 2015 and late 2017, improperly tightened fuel rail bolts can...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon is more expensive to start, but cheaper at the top

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Arteon sedan comes with a new look and a new pricing scheme. Volkswagen was quick to update the Arteon flagship sedan that debuted for the 2019 model year. It was also quick to streamline the trim levels and adjust the pricing to undercut the Audi A6 and try to compel...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV shows big promise

by Brian Wong Volkswagen has a big gap where a small SUV should go. Filling that gap will be two compact crossover SUVs in the 2022 Taos and the all-electric ID.4. The electric ID.4 goes on sale early next year and is nearly ready to go. The Taos (pronounced like “house”) has a much...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV has 250-mile range, starts at $41,190

Volkswagen flashed its electric vehicle credentials by launching the ID.4 electric crossover SUV on Wednesday. It's the first member of the ID electric family to come to the U.S. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 compact crossover seats five, is sized similarly to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and has an...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Arteon
2020 Volkswagen Arteon sedan earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon full-size sedan earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced this week. The Arteon previously earned top "Good" ratings on all six crash tests conducted by the IIHS, but until now did not qualify for the award due to headlights that rated "Poor."...Read More»

Volkswagen Taos teaser
Volkswagen Taos enters as small crossover SUV

Volkswagen's forthcoming small crossover SUV will be known as Taos, the automaker announced Thursday. After stringing together a series of teasers throughout the year, as well as rampant speculation over whether the small crossover model sold in Europe will be imported here, the Volkswagen Taos...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas shrugged off fuel economy

Atlas the Titan was condemned by Zeus to carry the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. Atlas the SUV carries the weight of families in its spacious confines, but is condemned by poor fuel economy. Updated for 2021 with a rugged Basecamp appearance package, a bolder design, and a turbo-4 now...Read More»

Volkswagen crossover teaser
Volkswagen hints at small crossover coming next month

Volkswagen has big plans next month for a small crossover coming to the U.S. On Tuesday, the automaker released a teaser image for an upcoming small SUV that will be sold in the States. VW said it will unveil the crossover Oct. 13, but didn't say what it will be called nor how much it will cost...Read More»

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