Volkswagen has come a long way from being the manufacturer of spartan Beetles of the 1960s to today's set of sporty hatchbacks, sensible sedans, and useful SUVs. The Tiguan is one of our favorite compact crossovers, while many of the Golf models are regularly on our annual 10Best list, especially the thrilling Golf GTI and the Jetta GLI. The Atlas is a great three-row crossover with room for seven and ample cargo room. In addition, a set of all-electric VW crossovers are right around the corner—including the VW Microbus due out in 2022.
The Atlas is hard to beat in terms of value, and it resurrects traditional SUV traits such as a spacious-but-spartan cabin, for better or worse.
After years of teasing us with concepts, VW is finally putting its money where its mouth is with the ID.4 electric SUV—which started life as the ID. Crozz.
The Tarek looks to be the latest subcompact crossover to thrive off the public's insatiable appetite for SUVs of all shapes and sizes.
VW has reinvented and reinvigorated the already exceptional Golf GTI for its eighth generation with evolutionary styling and upped its power levels.
The Arteon is undeniably elegant and spacious, but at this price, we expect a little more excitement from behind the wheel.
With three rows of seating and plenty of room for its occupants, the 2020 VW Atlas offers practicality and a comfortable ride without even a hint of minivan-ness.
Spunky styling, tons of available features, and a roomy interior make the Atlas Cross Sport a stylish mid-size two-row SUV, but it's too similar to its three-row namesake.
The e-Golf offers ample cargo space, a quick-charging battery, and a fun-to-drive nature, but it needs more range if VW wants it to be a relevant electric car.
With a sub-$25,000 starting price and large cargo area for its class, the Golf is affordable and practical, but it's the least fun in the VW family.
More fun than many cars twice the price, the VW Golf GTI is a practical car with a sports-car soul. It's also graced with refinement beyond its price range.
With a fuel-efficient powertrain and big cargo capacity, the 2020 Jetta will satisfy pragmatists while its hatchback counterpart, the Golf, is more oriented towards enthusiasts.
With a lower price tag and a larger back seat and trunk, the 2020 VW Jetta GLI is actually more practical than its hatchback sibling and equally fun to drive.
The Passat is a German-engineered sedan that delivers exactly what families need—a low price, huge back seat space, and a comfortable ride—and nothing more.
Offering a refined driving experience, excellent fuel economy, and an optional third row, the Tiguan stands out from the compact-SUV crowd—in a good way.
The VW Golf GTI is a perennial feature on our 10Best Cars list—along with the rest of its Golf family—and it's as good as ever.
Volkswagen has melded stretched dimensions and fastback design into the sexy, spacious Arteon.
With a boxy shape and chunkily angled styling, the 2019 VW Atlas provides family-friendly passenger and cargo space without so much as a hint of a mom-mobile image.
Its shape is among the most distinctive on the road; happily, the Beetle, offered as a coupe or a convertible, is as fun to drive as it looks.
The 2019 VW Golf may look unassuming with its jellybean body and small stature, but it's one of our very favorite cars to drive.
Just when you thought station wagons had all but disappeared, they have found a way to stay relevant: by mimicking crossovers.
The Golf R is the understated and underrated antithesis of its red-hot hatchback rivals such as the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Honda Civic Type R.
We've been singing the praises of the Volkswagen Golf for a decade.
The 2019 VW Jetta is a sensible sedan that offers outstanding fuel economy and upscale features.
The 2019 VW Jetta GLI is the tuned-up, high-performance version of the Jetta sedan, just as the GTI is to the Golf hatchback.
Despite its German brand name and heritage, the 2019 VW Passat is a thoroughly American-style family sedan, from its limo-like rear seat to its supple ride.
It can be hard to explain America and Americans to Europeans.
Volkswagen’s top-of-the-line CC is an appealing—albeit aging—family sedan.
The Eos is a clever little combo: Its folding hardtop makes it a closed coupe, an open-air convertible, and the roof has a sliding sunroof, too.
The Beetle’s roly-poly retro shape is built upon the bones of the previous-generation Golf.
The Rabbit replaced the aged Golf in 2007 and is basically a hatchback Jetta.
The company that credits itself with inventing the minivan turns to Chrysler to stay in the game.
The name sounds odd, but the Touareg offers a comfortable ride and spirited performance—something we all can understand.
With all the sprightliness and most of the practicality of the regular Golf, the 2019 VW e-Golf is Volkswagen's electric car, and provides all-electric motoring in a handsome little package.