How to Find the Right VW Vehicle For You

May 31st, 2016 by

Whether you’re in the market for a hatchback, sedan, or SUV, you’ll find the ideal model in Volkswagen’s new lineup. Ask yourself or your dealer these seven questions to find the right Volkswagen vehicle for you.

What Is My Price Point?
Start the purchase process by narrowing down your budget. If you’re searching for a budget-friendly vehicle, for instance, the small Jetta sedan or compact Beetle is the ideal place to start looking. Drivers with mid-range budgets should consider the mid-size Passat sedan, the Tiguan SUV, or the luxury CC sedan. Those with higher budgets can set their sights on the full-size luxury Touareg SUV. For price specifics and limited time specials on new Volkswagens, contact your Volkswagen of Athens dealer.

How Efficient Do I Want My Volkswagen to Be?
Whether you strive to live an environmentally friendly life or you don’t want to overspend at the gas pump, you’ll need to get familiar with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s fuel economy ratings. The automaker’s most efficient model is the 2016 e-Golf, with a combined rating of 116 MPG. The 2016 Jetta Hybrid comes in second, with a combined rating of 44 MPG. For gasoline-powered vehicles, the 2016 Jetta is most efficient, with a combined rating of 33 MPG.

Do I Want a Gas-Powered or an Alternative Fuel Vehicle?
Most Volkswagen models on the market are gas powered, which means you’ll just need to fill them up at the pump. A select few have alternative fuel types, which means they may fuel up differently. If you’re looking for a hybrid vehicle, which requires a combination of gas and electricity, set your sights on the Jetta Hybrid. This small sedan kicks out 150 horsepower and has a seven-speed automatic transmission with Trptronic and Sport mode. All-electric vehicles are still relatively rare on the market, but the Volkswagen e-Golf makes waves with impressively high fuel economy and easy charging. This hatchback produces zero tailpipe emissions, has a driving range of up to 83 miles, and puts out 115 horsepower.

How Many Passengers Should My Vehicle Fit?
If you’re shopping for a vehicle for yourself, a small yet sporty racing-inspired Volkswagen Beetle R-Line might fit the bill. If you need a little extra space for passengers, luggage, or equipment, go mid-sized with the Passat or the Tiguan, both of which seat five comfortably. For a vehicle that fits the whole family plus additional cargo, opt for the Touareg, Volkswagen’s roomiest SUV.

How Much Cargo Space Do I Need?
If your typical day includes working, shopping, and errand running without substantial cargo needs, the Beetle’s modest cargo space may be all you need. If your average day includes kids, sports equipment, gardening supplies, and much more, consider the Tiguan with about 56 cubic feet of cargo space or the Touareg with about 64 cubic feet of cargo space.

For a compact car that packs an impressive amount of storage space, consider the Volkswagen Golf, which boasts nearly 53 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats down. Its slightly larger Golf SportWagen counterpart has nearly 67 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats down.

How Adventurous Are My Usual Destinations?
Have a blast driving to city destinations with the Volkswagen Golf GTI or Golf R. Both of these Golf models offer extra speed, superior handling, and turbocharged engines. When you get behind the wheel, you’ll take corners like a pro while still keeping your precious cargo safe. Plan long road trips with spacious SUVs designed for the whole family. With available four-wheel drive and room for your whole crew, the Volkswagen Tiguan and Touareg are ideal for lengthy trips and outdoor destinations.

Which Driver Assistance Features Are Available?
Volkswagen offers a wide range of safety- and convenience-focused Driver Assistance features on certain models and select trim levels. Always consult with your dealership to confirm which features are available on the Volkswagen model you’re considering. The 2016 Jetta includes essential features like Blind Spot Monitor to help you keep an eye on what’s happening around you and Front Assist to alert you before a potential collision. The 2016 Golf adds Lane Assist to ensure that you stay safely in your lane and Rear Traffic Alert to give you an extra set of eyes when backing up. The Passat has Park Assist to streamline city parking and Adaptive Cruise control to ensure you maintain a safe distance from the traffic ahead.

No matter what type of VW vehicle you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Volkswagen of Athens. Call us to inquire about our new vehicle inventory or move forward with our new car delivery service and purchase your new vehicle from the comfort of your home.