Volkswagen, a humble name meaning “the people’s car” in German, is the fourth largest car producer in the world. Their stylish appeal, strong safety standards, and fuel-efficiency are all factors that have lead to almost seventy years of quality vehicles and reliable service. The following represent an accurate cross-section of VW’s distinguished line.The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is now made even more capable due to the all new Volkswagen Passat redesign. All the attention is now focused on the new turbo diesel engine that delivers 140hp and 236 pound-feet of torque while achieving a claimed 43mpg on the highway. Base models receive the 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine that generates 170hp and comes with standard features such as keyless entry and dual zone auto climate control along with an eight-speaker audio system and Bluetooth connectivity. With a price of around $19,900, the Passat is an affordable option in the mid-level sedan market.
Volkswagen has produced the Golf/Rabbit in some form since 1974. It is now properly called the Golf in the US market and is a hip and youthful approach to the car manufacturing that Volkswagen has lacked in recent years. Starting around $17,900, the Golf is an economical hatchback that gets 33 miles per gallon on the highway. It also has many safety features including side airbags in the front and full-length head curtain airbags as standard options. It is safe to say that the 2012 Volkswagen Golf is the most refined compact car sold on the market today.
The Volkswagen Jetta is the smaller version of the Passat and has proven to be very successful in the US. The Jetta features smooth handling, a powerful engine, and a well-designed interior while still providing unparalleled value that starts at just $16,400. Its small frame and efficient engine allow the Jetta to get 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The VW Jetta received a four star rating out of five during safety testing for head-on collisions with the front-seat passengers. It also receives a five stars rating for front- and rear-occupant protection in side impacts. The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is also available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that delivers an average of 42 miles per gallon on the highway.
Volkswagen continues to produce vehicles that adhere to strict quality standards and engineering. If you are looking for exceptional performance, outstanding safety features, and fuel economy then VW is the right choice for you. Fill out a FREE, no-obligation price quote now and find the lowest price from the Volkswagen dealers in your area!