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.
Interior and exterior styling are evolutionary, and the powertrain remains the same.
Compact sedan focuses on room and value, abdicates sporty driving.
What this recall means to you and what actions you should take.
CR’s experts won’t be sad to see these hit the proverbial road.