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IIHS: 2022 Volkswagen Taos falters on safety standards
IIHS: 2022 Volkswagen Taos falters on safety standards

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover earned middling results on two key crash tests conducted by the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded safety agency announced Tuesday. The new crossover failed to earn a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, which are widely considered to be the most...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Volkswagen recalls 220,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs for airbag issue

Volkswagen will be recalling more than 220,000 newer Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUV models for an issue with the side airbag deployment, the NHTSA disclosed on Friday. The Atlas three-row SUV and its related five-seat Atlas Cross Sport has front side airbags that might deploy later than necessary...Read More»

2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz
Volkswagen ID.Buzz revealed: Electric T1 Microbus successor truckin' into 2024

The Bus is back, and it's electric. It's no secret Volkswagen put a charge into resurrecting its legendary T1 Microbus as the electric ID.Buzz, but details disclosed by Volkswagen on Wednesday finally give the hive something to buzz about. Styled similarly to the Microbus but without the multitude...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Golf R
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R weathers the storm

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R represent the freshest choices in a withering class of hot hatchbacks. While we await the redesigned Subaru WRX STi and Honda Civic Type R, and hope that Hyundai doesn’t cancel the excellent Veloster N, deciding between the two Golfs reflects a gulf...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos spins a tale of two crossovers

Not all Volkswagen Taos crossover SUVs are built equally. Depending on the review you read or the Taos you test drive, the drivetrain creates a key differentiator hidden in its middling TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10. Choosing all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive in this small VW crossover has big...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen ID.4: Best Car To Buy 2022 nominee

The Volkswagen ID.4 ushers in the ID era of electric vehicles at the world's second-largest automaker. A compact crossover with a spacious interior, the ID.4 combines a 260-mile range and a starting price of $41,120, making it nearly $3,000 cheaper than similarly equipped competitors such as the...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 lays ground game for brand’s EV future

Mark this moment as the turning point in Volkswagen’s history. The iconic Beetle is the past and the ID.4 foretells VW’s future. The electric crossover SUV is arguably the people’s EV with a base price of $41,190, a 250-mile range, and a roomy design. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon presents premium vibe despite mainstream badge

Look deep inside yourself and ask: Do I want a luxury hatchback without the luxury badge? For those few who answered yes, the Volkswagen Arteon exists. For 2021, the sleek VW flagship gets refreshed with more prominent badging, updated LED lighting, and an upgraded infotainment system with new...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE
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»

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