Price Range (MSRP): $17,895 (Jetta) to $49,495 (Touareg)
Volkswagen is a German car manufacturer known for its extensive lineup of affordable, yet premium vehicles. For 2017, Volkswagen has expanded the Golf family with the new Golf Alltrack. The Driver Assistance Package has been updated and made available to more vehicles.
The Beetle is available as a compact hatchback or convertible. This year, all Beetle have received new aggressive front- and rear-end styling. Two new special variants have been added to the lineup: the Pink Beetle and a Dune Convertible.
The Golf has several variants, which includes the e-Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf Sportwagen, and Golf Alltrack. The regular Golf comes as a two- or four-door hatchback. The SE and SEL trim levels get a Driver Assistance Package that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, and automated parallel and perpendicular parking. A new Wolfsburg Edition makes its way to the lineup.
For an even more fun driving experience, the Golf GTI is available. For 2017, a new Sport trim level has been added with the Performance Package standard.
Those looking for an adrenaline rush should look at the Golf R, which comes with a 292-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a new 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The Golf Sportwagen is a versatile, 5-door compact wagon. All-wheel drive is now available for the S trim. The Driver Assistance Package is available for the SE and standard for the SEL.
The Golf Alltrack is a new Golf SportWagen variant that comes with standard all-wheel drive, more ground clearance, and rugged off-road styling.
The Jetta is a compact sedan that powered by a standard 150-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder mated to a 6-speed automatic. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 28/39 mpg city/highway. The GLI comes with a sporty front fascia, honeycomb front grille, and front fog lights. A Jetta Hybrid version is also available.
The Passat is the mid-size sedan that now comes with standard forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking. The R-Line and SE trims gain even more standard features, which include a blindspot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert. A 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 is available for the SE and higher trim levels.
The CC full-size sedan is powered by a 200-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2.0T R-Line Executive gains standard active safety features, which include forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
The Tiguan is a compact SUV that gains new Wolfsburg and Sport trims, but loses the R-Line and SE trims. All Tiguan models are powered by a standard 200-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter V-6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. The Sport trim comes with standard leather upholstery.
The Touareg is a mid-size, luxury crossover that seats up to 5 passengers. It is powered by a standard 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The Lux trim has been replaced by the Wolfsburg Edition, which makes its way to the Touareg lineup.