The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the first all-electric model on the brand’s MEB platform, which was developed specifically for EVs. Volkswagen also wants you to look at this model as an alternative to the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. As a result, it looks like your typical compact crossover. It’s got an upright greenhouse to maximize interior space. However, you won’t mistake the … [Read more...] about 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review: Is This the New Age Beetle?
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is the latest entry into the growing subcompact crossover segment. However, it's larger than you think because the Taos is sized more like Subaru Crosstrek rather than a Hyundai Kona. Think of it as a miniaturized Tiguan because it's shorter in length but has a similar width to crossovers a size above it. The family resemblance to the rest of the … [Read more...] about 2022 Volkswagen Taos First Drive: Is This a Mini Tiguan?!
This week saw several important news items but we've also got some forbidden fruit for you wagon lovers out there. News from Germany kicks off with the reveal of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. The brand's most popular model gets a significant refresh sporting a heavily revised front fascia complete with a new grille and reshaped headlights. Volkswagen's IQ Drive suite of driver … [Read more...] about Week in Review: May 9 to 15 News Highlights
This week's news isn't as action-packed as last week, but a couple of key items are worth noting. Polestar Polestar's announced two new major updates to the Polestar 2's infotainment system. The first is the addition of a digital key function, which allows you to use your smartphone as a key via an updated Polestar mobile app. It uses Bluetooth to function and requires you to … [Read more...] about Week in Review: May 2 to May 8
This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available in four trims, the … [Read more...] about Week in Review: April 26 to May 2
The Volkswagen Jetta GLI once played second fiddle to the much more beloved Golf GTI. Before, you’d notice the differences between the two because it was so obvious that the one with the trunk wasn’t as fully fleshed out as its legendary hot hatch sibling. That changes for this generation because the Jetta GLI is essentially a sedan version of the (soon to be replaced) Golf … [Read more...] about 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review: Affordable All-Around Sport Sedan
Until the next generation LCD touchscreen infotainment systems migrates from the 2015 Volkswagen Golf to the Passat, mid-size shoppers get the same RNS-510 system that VW has been using for some time. The base 6.5-inch touchscreen system is joined by 8-speakers, HD Radio and standard Bluetooth for a decent base package. The systems iDevice and USB integration offers no voice … [Read more...] about 2014 Volkswagen Passat RNS 510 Infotainment Review
Join me as I check out Volkswagen's biggest Passat ever: the North American Passat. (OK, so they sell it in China too) This generation Passat was designed to compete head on with the Camry, Accord and Fusion when it comes to interior space unlike the last generation Passat in America that was always a half step smaller than the competition. In the process the Passat's driving … [Read more...] about 2014 Volkswagen Passat Review and Road Test DETAILED
This week I snagged a 2014 Volkswagen Passat and three child seats to see how family friendly the German sedan really is. Thanks to a considerable stretch versus the last generation Passat, this North American (and Chinese market) sedan easily accommodated child seats in every possible configuration. Check out the video to learn more and don't forget to subscribe! … [Read more...] about 2014 Volkswagen Passat Child Seat Review