Volkswagen Golf GTI seen at the New York International Auto Show
Sedans & Coupes

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Will Pep Up Your Boring Commute

Volkswagen introduced the first-generation Golf in May 1974. It was intended to be a sportier, longer range, front-wheel drive (FWD) replacement for the Beetle. The Volkswagen Golf GTI variant was introduced in June 1976 featuring a fuel-injected 1.6-liter engine. Despite its relatively small engine, it had a top speed of around 110 mph—not bad for …

A photo of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan outdoors.

How Does the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Stack Up Against the Toyota RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4 is easily the most popular crossover in America. Even so, that doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you. The RAV4’s most prominent rivals are the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue. But how does the Volkswagen Tiguan stack up against the RAV4? The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has more performance options than the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan  …

A red 2021 Volkswagen Arteon sedan parked in front of mountains on a sunny day
Sedans & Coupes

Do the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon’s Updates Signal Trouble?

The Volkswagen Arteon is one of the German automaker’s latest entries in the American market. But this four-door midsize car is already getting a major update. Volkswagen is no stranger to scandals, so this early update might seem to signal trouble. But that’s not necessarily the case with the 2021 Arteon, and here’s why it’s …

Steffan Knapp, director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, announces the launch of The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Is Built for Comfort Not Speed

The Volkswagen Tiguan was introduced in 2007 as the German automaker’s second crossover SUV. The first-generation Tiguan was built on the PQ46 platform. In 2016, Volkswagen released the second-generation Tiguan on its MQB platform. The SUV’s name was picked from a naming contest and is a portmanteau of the German words “tiger” and “iguana.” It …

Sedans & Coupes

Volkswagen Brings Back Harlequin Golf For 2021

Once you saw one you never forgot them. Those Volkswagen Harlequin Polos from 1995. Do you remember them? 1995 Polos got separately-painted panels of Chagall Blue, Ginster Yellow, Pistachio Green, and Tornado Red. Some loved them, so hated them, but you have to admit it was a crazy idea from staid VW. Now it unveiled …

Sedans & Coupes

Another VW Golf Recall: What’s Going On Now?

The Volkswagen Golf 8 has had a rocky start so far. In Europe, software problems at launch caused VW to make its first recall of the sedan. Now, another Golf recall is upon us. What’s going on over at Volkswagen? This time 56,000 Golf 8s are being recalled The last recall was for software issues …

A red 2021 Volkswagen Arteon travels on a two-lane highway through mountains
Sedans & Coupes

Which 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Trim Is the Best?

The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon has been turning heads for the right reasons. It’s even been ranked among the top five luxury midsize sedans. This hatchback’s unique fit and finish, matched with impressive handling and braking, are just a few reasons this Volkswagen warrants attention. Consumer Reports gave the 2021 model an almost perfect score in …

Hybrids & Electrics

Volkswagen Will NEVER Make The ID. Buzz Retro-Van

On the same day that VW America CEO Scott Keogh told Automotive News, “I think the ID. Buzz is just pure magic Volkswagen, it was announced there would be yet another delay for the retro van. VW now says 2023 is the date. Since 2017, when the ID. Buzz van was announced going into production, …

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is displayed at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Already Has an Annoying Recall

For years many Volkswagen owners have loved the true value that the 2021 Jetta provides, especially for the price. As an entry-level luxury car, the latest models provide comfort, style, and practicality without blowing your monthly budget out of the water. They are also known for being relatively reliable, so it’s surprising to see that …

A dark-colored 2021 Subaru Forester travels on a paved road through grassy hills
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

You’re in the market for a brand-new compact SUV. You’re tired of looking at all the Honda CR-Vs and Toyota RAV4s on the road and want something different. And though the luxury models appeal to you, they’re out of your price range. What to do? For something that fits your style but doesn’t break your …

A silver 2021 Volkswagen Jetta parked with the sun in the background
Sedans & Coupes

The Least Reliable 2021 Compact Cars According to Consumer Reports

To many drivers, compact cars are still the most practical and fun. Another bonus is that models in the small car class are among the most affordable. But for the most head-ache free experience, you’ll want to consider long-term reliability ratings. We’ve gathered a list of the least reliable 2021 compact cars based on info from Consumer Reports. CR is …

Trucks & SUVs

America Needs The 2021 VW Caddy 5 Van/SUV

Ah, yes, another forbidden fruit we wish we could get here in the states. This is the 2021 VW Caddy 5 van/SUV-thingie. The Caddy has sold over 2 million copies in its 40 years of production. VW has deemed it not worthy for sale in the US, instead of providing us with “clean” diesel sedans …

A grey 2021 Honda CR-V driving down a road

2021 Honda CR-V vs. Volkswagen Tiguan: The Better Pick for You Is Simple

If you’re after a vehicle with extra capabilities that’s still relatively small, you’ll want a compact SUV. And out of the models in this segment, the Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Tiguan are among the roomiest. While they exhibit entirely different styles, the 2021 CR-V and 2021 Tiguan share similar performance qualities. Still, choosing between the two is simple. What …

A red 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI driving down a highway

The Most Reliable 2021 Compact Cars According to Consumer Reports

Even as SUVs intensify in popularity, the compact car class is still holding strong. Compact cars or sedans are the most rational choice for city living and everyday commutes. Today you have plenty of options to choose from, whether you want something clever or upscale. We’ve gathered a list of the most reliable 2021 compact cars to help you …

2019 Volkswagen Touareg
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Did Volkswagen Discontinue the Touareg?

Volkswagen has a solid lineup of SUVs, but there’s something exceptional about the Touareg. The Touareg’s European style and rugged charms make it quite compelling. So why did VW discontinue this SUV? About the Volkswagen Touareg There are plenty of reasons why shoppers might be intrigued by the Touareg. It boasts VW’s signature posh looks. Plus, the …

Volkswagen mobile charging robot EV charger
Hybrids & Electrics

Volkswagen’s Fix for Limited EV Chargers: Send in the Droids

Though battery technology is inching towards affordability, major EV adoption still has hurdles to overcome. And as Consumer Reports’ recent survey showcases, one of the biggest is public EV charger availability. Even though fast-charging stations cut recharge time, it only works if everyday consumers can reasonably access them. And Volkswagen recently announced what it claims …

Sideview of a red 2021 Arteon.

Is the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon the Best New Car That No One Cares About?

We know that sedans are a dying breed, but Volkswagen is among the brands trying to bring new life into this realm. Not too long ago, VW introduced the Volkswagen Arteon to shake up the small luxury car class. Though, the Arteon hasn’t been all that popular. Does the 2021 version do enough to make you care? How fast is the …

A blue 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan parked ion a grass lot.

You Might Love the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan If You’re a Certain Type Of Driver

The 2019  Volkswagen Tiguan wasn’t exactly critics’ favorite choice. This VW wasn’t the most popular with buyers either. But if you’re a certain type of driver, the 2019 Tiguan could be the ideal SUV for you. Driving the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan  VW sold over 100,00 Tiguans in 2019, according to GoodCarBadCar. That makes this compact SUV one of the better selling …

The 2020 Ford Escape driving down a city street

Most Unreliable 2021 Compact SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Shopping for a new compact SUV for the 2021 model year is especially exciting because so many models have stellar reviews. The best small SUVs of the year have a few things in common such as modern tech and dependability. Of course, there are some you should probably avoid. We’ve gathered a list of the most unreliable …

The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is displayed at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview
Sedans & Coupes

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Drivers Can Pay $500 for a Key Safety Feature

There are some great active safety features in today’s vehicles. Up until recently, some affordable vehicles didn’t offer features like automatic emergency braking at all. But recently, U.S. News put together a list of affordable vehicles that offer auto emergency braking. One car on that list is the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. Can you get automatic …

A white 2021 Ford Explorer parked on display in front of a country house.

Least Reliable 2021 Midsize SUVs According to Consumer Reports

There are many diverse and upscale midsize SUVs for you to choose from with excellent ratings for dependability. But then there are models that you should avoid if you want a smooth car ownership experience. Here are the least reliable 2021 midsize SUVs that could potentially cause you some annoying problems.  The SUVs on the list are based …