VWs are mostly solid, responsive, and fun-to-drive cars, with a more premium feel than their competitors. They typically have agile handling, a firm and comfortable ride, supportive seats, and good fit and finish. The Golf is one of our favorite compact cars to drive, and the GTI is a fun, affordable, and sporty hatchback. Altas and redesigned Tiguan have proven competitive, and a new Jetta further revitalizes the product line. Reliability varies significantly across the line.
CR's experts identify the cars that are best at keeping the noise outside.
This midsized SUV is based on the three-row Atlas, but it focuses on style instead of how many passengers it can carry.
The Ford F-150, Honda Passport, and others no longer have the designation, but 20 models gain it.
Consumer Reports' annual survey exposes the models with the greatest risks of problems.