Every year, Car and Driver names the top vehicles in the automotive industry and recognizes them for their quality, innovation, and enjoyability. It’s a major feat for an automaker to be recognized multiple times in the same year, yet that’s what Volkswagen did!
Six Volkswagen models were honored on the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List for 2022: the Mk8 Golf GTI hot hatch, turbocharged Golf R hatchback, ID.4 electric SUV, Taos small crossover, Jetta GLI compact sedan, and three-row Tiguan. For the Golf GTI, this is its 16th time making it into the highest echelon of the ranking, the Car and Driver’s 10Best list. All of these models were recognized as outdoing their competitors in their respective segments.
Although all of these models have very different designs and highlights, they all had similar underlying characteristics that Car and Driver judges recognized, including leading safety features, enjoyable driving dynamics, smart packaging, and great value. The editors mentioned highlights like the sporty handling, practicality, and smooth ride on many of their verdicts for these models.
If you’re interested in owning any of these acclaimed Volkswagen models, check out what Lewisville Volkswagen has in stock. We have a large inventory of new and used Volkswagen models, including these top Car and Driver choices.
According to Autotrader, a car must offer stylish looks and high-tech features to appear on its annual list. It also must be affordable and have a combined fuel economy of at least 30 mpg — something the Jetta manages easily. The 2021 model, for example, gets up to 41 mpg on the highway.*
The publication specifically recommended the Jetta from model years 2016 to 2018, which are nearly as efficient. “The 2016 model year is a good spot to begin your search because that’s when the Jetta got a standard touch-screen infotainment system and USB port plus a new turbocharged base engine,” explained the Autotrader editors.
Certainly, the Jetta is a great introduction to any buyer to the Volkswagen brand. It has lively handling characteristics and a spacious cabin and trunk that belie its compact dimensions. When you’ve just graduated from college and need an affordable car to drive to work, it’s tough to beat a used Jetta.
Visit Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas, for a closer look at our used inventory and to test drive the awesome VW Jetta!
*30 city/41 highway mpg (2021 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
The Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV is on its way to the U.S. in late 2021, and when it arrives it’ll already have won some serious hardware. After input from more than 90 international journalists representing 24 countries, the VW ID.4 was named the World Car of the Year 2021.
This is the 17th year for the World Car of the Year awards and at the virtual award ceremony, the judges recognized the VW ID.4 for its driver-assist technologies as well as its status as an electric vehicle. The jury also appreciated that VW will be maintaining its software with over-the-air updates. The standard ID.Light assistant, which communicates things like vehicle charge and turn signals using a bar of colored LED lights, was also singled out for praise.
“The World Car of the Year award marks a great success for our entire ID. team,” said Thomas Ulbrich, Board Member for Development at the Volkswagen brand. “We have succeeded in developing a car that starts the system change to e-mobility in the world’s most important segment — compact SUVs — and offers excellent everyday usability. We are making innovative electric mobility in the volume market something that can be experienced by everyone.”
Volkswagen hopes to build and deliver about 150,000 VW ID.4 vehicles this year in the U.S., China, and Europe. To learn more about its availability in the area, contact us at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.
Car and Driver magazine has added the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI to its prestigious “10Best” list for 2021, marking the 15th consecutive year that the GTI has received the honor. The annual “10Best” list names the 10 most favored new vehicles based on value, fun, and mission fulfillment.
Noted for their playful and premium driving experience, the Golf GTI and Jetta GLI excel as performance sedans. The GTI and GLI combine high-tech features with high-quality driving dynamics at an affordable price. The sporty compacts include a turbocharged engine that generates 228 horsepower paired with a standard six-speed manual and a quicker, available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Both models also achieve great fuel economy.
Now in its seventh generation, the 2021 Golf GTI includes painted side-view mirrors and a rear-lip spoiler in glossy black. The SE and Autobahn trims welcome a new MIB3 infotainment system and new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The 2021 Jetta GLI also comes in two trims replete with upscale features, including the new MIB3 infotainment system and Adaptive Cruise Control. When it comes to their interiors, the GTI and GLI both provide plenty of passenger and cargo space, boasting great practicality on top of their powerful performance.
You can give both of these award-winning vehicles a test drive when you visit Lewisville Volkswagen today.
In January 2020, Cars.com named the new Volkswagen Atlas the Family Car of the Year. Several factors determine the winner of this award, including passenger and cargo space, safety features, and crash test ratings.
The editor-in-chief of Cars.com, Jenni Newman, said of the
Atlas, “The three-row SUV has a cavernous interior that can easily handle
hauling kids and their car seats, and unlike many of its competitors, the Atlas
has a third row that’s roomy enough for taller teens or adults. It also sports
a sizable cargo area, meaning families don’t have to choose between carrying
people or their stuff.”
For families in the market for a new vehicle, the 2020
Volkswagen Atlas is an excellent contender. The Atlas provides comfortable
seating for as many as seven passengers, and has plenty of room for car seats
and cargo. Depending on your family’s needs, the Atlas is available in seven
unique trims levels. Regardless of the trim level you select, the Atlas offers
standard Wi-Fi® connectivity and a plentiful list of driver-assistance
If you want your loved ones to ride in the 2020 Family Car of the Year, bring them in for an Atlas test drive today at Lewisville Volkswagen.