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Volkswagen has Adolf Hitler to thank for its start. In 1933 Hitler asked Ferdinand Porsche (yes, that Porsche) to discuss the idea of an affordable car that could carry five people. Prototypes appeared shortly and the KdF-Wagen was released in 1938. The KdF-Wagen would later become known as the Beetle and go on to sell in the millions.

Volkswagen Sedan Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Passat Review

2013 Volkswagen Passat Review

Despite the “Americanization” of the Passat being feared by VW fans, consumers have spoken with their wallets. Still, does the made for (and made in) America Passat stack up against more traditional competitors?
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

As with past iterations, the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI continues a strong tradition of offering boy-racer performance in a finely tailored suit.

Volkswagen Compact Car Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Review

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Review

No longer the girly-girl Beetle of recent memory, the more masculine Bug gets more muscle under the hood. But the question still remains: would you be caught driving it?

Volkswagen Crossover Reviews

Volkswagen SUV Reviews

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Review

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Improved in so many ways, perhaps the biggest change to the Touareg is the price, meaning there’s now very little gap between this Volkswagen and its Porsche sibling.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Is Volkswagen’s entry-level crossover too late and too expensive to compete with the competition from Toyota and Honda, or will the SUV’s build-quality help it carve out a spot in this ultra-competitive segment?

Volkswagen Hybrid Car Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review

Earlier this year we compared the Volkswagen Jetta TDI to the Toyota Prius in our Ultimate Commuter Car Shootout. But does VW have a more capable rival in its Jetta Hybrid?

Volkswagen Coupe Reviews

Volkswagen Convertible Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Review

When VW introduced the “new” Beetle back in 1997 it instantly became an icon… for all the wrong reasons. Quickly branded a “chick car,” especially the convertible model, with its latest redesign the bubbly two-door has received more masculine styling but is it enough to attract male buyers or is it still estrogen on wheels?
2009 Volkswagen Eos

2009 Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen’s hard-top Eos convertible delivers fun and quality German engineering, putting it on par with cars like the BMW 128i Convertible.

Volkswagen News View All Volkswagen News

Volkswagen Golf R Gets Even Hotter with 395-HP

Volkswagen Golf R Gets Even Hotter with 395-HP
How hot would a Volkswagen Golf R be with 395 hp? This hot. The German automaker has unveiled the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, getting its name for having 400 PS, or 395 hp. That means it’s a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine pushing out even more power than the... more

Volkswagen Golf GTD May Not be America Bound After All

Volkswagen Golf GTD May Not be America Bound After All
If you’re holding your breath on the Volkswagen Golf GTD to arrive in the U.S., you may want to exhale… and it’s not in relief. The German automaker is thinking twice about bringing the Golf GTD to the U.S. stating that importing the diesel engine would add too much cost. The 2.0-liter TDI engine found... more

Volkswagen Phaeton to Return in 2018-2019, No Pickups for US

Volkswagen Phaeton to Return in 2018-2019, No Pickups for US
Volkswagen CEO Michael Horn has disclosed some of the German automaker’s future plans for the U.S. market and they include one big vehicle, but not another. Horn confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg that the Phaeton full size sedan will likely return to the U.S. market in 2018 or 2019. But most revealing from the interview... more

Volkswagen Recalls Over 26K Vehicles for Fire Hazard

Volkswagen Recalls Over 26K Vehicles for Fire Hazard
Volkswagen has recalled over 26,000 vehicles for a possible fire hazard. The recall comes shortly after the German automaker asked its dealerships to stop selling certain models which include the 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible and Passat. All affected vehicles are equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with a torque converter automatic transmission. According to... more

Volkswagen R400 Concept Sketches Reveal 395 HP Hot Hatch

Volkswagen R400 Concept Sketches Reveal 395 HP Hot Hatch
Volkswagen is bringing a new concept car to Auto China in Beijing, teasing a sports car that goes well beyond anything the German brand has for sale right now.  The R400 Concept is based on the Volkswagen Golf R, but this car uses a reworked version of the Golf R’s four-cylinder engine to make 395... more

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Video, First Look

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Video, First Look
Is something really new if you can’t tell that it’s new? That seems to be the case with the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, which the German automaker vows has been refreshed. Styling wise, the refresh is as mild as it gets in the automotive world, with a new front grille, mildly altered front bumper and LED... more