6 VW Models Make 2022 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List

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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.

How to Maintain a Car Not Driven Often

2021 Volkswagen ID4 | Lewisville, TX

With more and more workers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area having remote jobs, there’s a good possibility that you’re one of these people who doesn’t drive their car as often as they used to. Working from home in Lewisville can be great for your mental health, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the vehicle parked in your driveway. Here’s what you should do to properly maintain a car that’s not driven often.

Rotate and Protect the Tires

Being parked for a prolonged period puts a lot of pressure on your car’s wheels, especially the tires. This can cause them to form flats spots or weaken their integrity. Roll your vehicle slightly backward or forward every few days to shift which area of the tire is carrying the weight. If you plan on not driving your car for a long time, raise it on jack stands.

Keep the Battery Charged

An unused battery has the potential to steadily lose its charge since it relies on the engine running to juice it back up. Without that, your car’s battery will need something else to keep it charged. We recommend connecting it to a trickle charger, which can keep the battery full when it’s not in use.

Keep the Oil Fresh

Just because you’re not driving your car doesn’t mean the engine oil is staying unblemished. The fluid can still become contaminated over time simply by resting in the motor and coming in contact with the gunk and metal surfaces in there. Make sure you’re still scheduling an oil change at Lewisville Volkswagen every six months at least.

Schedule a service appointment with your vehicle at Lewisville Volkswagen so it’s always ready to drive when you need it.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Arrives at Lewisville Volkswagen

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Arrives at Lewisville Volkswagen | Lewisville, TX

Last fall, we announced that the all-electric future of Volkswagen had arrived with the upcoming ID.4 electric SUV. That future is now well and truly here — the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is now available at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.

The first electric SUV for everyone, the new ID.4 is an all-around dynamo. With a bold look that’s future-forward yet distinctively VW, the ID.4 is unmistakable and unmissable. It’s also exceedingly luxurious and futuristic on the inside, boasting cool features like ID.Light and a level of quality that earned it a spot among Autotrader’s Best Car Interiors Under $50,000. And with space for four passengers and 64.2 cubic feet of max cargo volume, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is as versatile as it is groundbreaking.

If you’re struggling with range anxiety, worry not with the ID.4. The ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition both boast an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles, giving you more than enough power to cover most daily driving needs.* On top of that, you get three years of complimentary access to Electrify America’s expansive network of DC Fast Chargers, where you can recover about 60 miles of range in as little as 10 minutes.**

And if you’re asking yourself whether the 2021 ID.4 is fun to drive, just remind yourself that it’s a Volkswagen at heart. But don’t take our word for it. You be the judge. You can reserve your Volkswagen ID.4 through Lewisville Volkswagen and schedule a test drive to experience this revolutionary EV for yourself.

*2021 ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition EPA estimated total range is 250 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

**ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition equipped with fast charging capability maximum rate of 125kW. Based on charging at a 125kW or higher charger. Charging times will vary and depend on a variety of factors, including ambient temperature, charger type, battery condition and initial state of charge, vehicle condition and others. Frequent and consecutive fast charging can permanently decrease battery capacity.Top of Form

Understanding Volkswagen: What Are GLI and GTI?

What are GLI and GTI? | Syracuse, NY

You’ve probably heard of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Volkswagen Jetta GLI, but what exactly are these vehicles? Briefly, they are high-performance models that embody the heart and soul of Volkswagen, combining high quality, advanced technology, and exceptional driving dynamics at a great price. However, there’s much more to the story than that. Read on to find out what makes these two models so special.

GTI stands for “Grand Tourisme Injection,” while GLI stands for “Grand Luxe Injection.” The GTI and GLI names symbolize a higher level of performance and a focus on luxury and comfort. Back when these models were first introduced, the names referred to a rare direct fuel-injection system. Now, every car has fuel injection, so GTI and GLI simply refer to a more powerful engine and additional high-end features not available on the base models.

Volkswagen GTI and GLI models enhance the exhilarating performance qualities on its sedans. The Golf GTI’s athletic appearance and quick acceleration make it a favorite among those looking for a sporty hatchback. The GLI is also the sportier version of the Volkswagen Jetta, delivering exciting handling and power in a practical, comfortable interior.

If you’re a fan of Volkswagen sedans and want to take yours to the next level, both the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI provide exciting upgrades you won’t want to miss. Test drive both at Lewisville Volkswagen today.

Best Volkswagens to Take Off-Roading in Texas

Off-Road Volkswagen | Lewisville, TX

Spending a weekend in the wilderness is a great way to take a break from the stresses of everyday life in Lewisville, Texas. If you want a vehicle that is an excellent commuter but can also take you on off-road adventures on weekends, consider a Volkswagen equipped with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive. Here are the best Volkswagen models to take off-roading in Texas near Dallas-Fort Worth.

Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent choice for busy business workers who like camping and driving through nature to relax. It is available at Lewisville Volkswagen with three rows of spacious, comfortable seats and dependable 4MOTION®. With the third row folded down, there is plenty of cargo space to store your camping gear or off-roading equipment.

Atlas

If you like hitting the dirt trails, choose the Atlas. Its 4MOTION® AWD system automatically directs power to certain wheels as needed, using a four-wheel drive configuration that its crucial for off-roading. The Atlas also comes with a powerful 276-horsepower V6 engine for plenty of push on steep hills.

Golf Alltrack

The Golf Alltrack comes standard with 4MOTION® AWD for maximum stability to conquer sand dunes and mud. It offers many off-roading enhancements like a raised ground clearance and drive mode selector.

There are plenty of great state and local off-road parks in northern Texas to go off-roading. We at Lewisville Volkswagen want to make sure that you have the right vehicle to go exploring, so visit us to find your next car or SUV.

Welcome To Lewisville Volkswagen’s Blog

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Welcome to the new Lewisville Volkswagen blog. We’re happy you found us!

Lewisville Volkswagen is located in Lewisville, Texas, right outside of Dallas. We are open Monday-Saturday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for sales and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for service (closing early at 5 p.m. on Saturdays). We offer a massive inventory of new Volkswagen vehicles, as well as a wide range of used models from various automakers. If you are looking for a new or used vehicle in Dallas, Texas, or just need some routine maintenance, we recommend checking us out!

Here at Lewisville VW, we offer

  • A no-pressure sales environment where our sales staff is committed to transparency and helpfulness.
  • One of the largest inventories in the area.
  • Great prices on tires.
  • Genuine OEM-certified parts for Volkswagen service.
  • Factory-trained technicians.

Check in to our blog regularly to find out what is going on in the Lewisville community; we’ll talk about great seasonal events and fun things to do. We will also highlight updates about the Volkswagen brand and vehicles that will be arriving to, or are already on, our showroom floor. On top of that, we will be writing about vehicle maintenance, driving tips, and other DIY topics related to car ownership.

On behalf of everyone at Lewisville Volkswagen, welcome to our blog. We look forward to hearing from you and doing business soon.