Let’s Golf! Third Auto Builds a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is famous for combining performance without sacrificing practicality. By thoughtfully integrating performance upgrades into the efficient and roomy Golf platform, the brand has been able to build a reputation for the GTI has as a fun car with few compromises and a reasonable price. For 2019 Volkswagen made some trim line changes and added more horsepower and more powerful brakes as standard equipment across the line. Let’s build one of these storied GTI’s to find the…


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact mainstream SUV that slots below the midsize Atlas in Volkswagen’s lineup. Being at the larger end of the compact scale, it has more interior space than most vehicles in its segment and also has an available third-row seat, which expands passenger capacity to seven. Although best suited for occasional use, the availability of the third-row separates the Tiguan from many of its competitors which offer two-row seating only. Prices start at an MSRP…

Sneak Preview: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

The venerable Volkswagen Jetta has received a full design for the 2019 model year. The conservative and restrained exterior design remains, however it’s been more surface detailing outside. Inside, the focus has been placed on VW’s multi-media interface (MMI), with more infotainment features and a prominent display screen coupled with the available virtual cockpit instrument panel. The compact Jetta plays an important role in Volkswagen’s sedan lineup, slotting below the mid-size Passat and forthcoming Areton four-door hatchback. 

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a mid-size three-row SUV. In the Volkswagen SUV lineup its perched between the compact Tiguan and the luxurious midsize Touareg. Prices start at an MSRP of $30,750. The Atlas is among the largest vehicles in its class, offering significantly more interior room than the Toyota Highlander and Kia Sorento. The Atlas’s dimensions closely match those of the Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse.

2018 Volkwagen Passat

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a mainstream midsize sedan, perched above the compact Volkswagen Jetta within the brand’s car lineup. Offering a very spacious interior and classy European styling, the Passat is a conservative alternative to the somewhat over-styled Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Since the model is nearly due for a redesign, expect generous incentives at the dealership for 2018 models. Prices start at an MSRP of $29,995. Pros: Timeless Styling, Large Interior, Long Warranty, Powerful Available V-6, Efficient…

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the brand’s sporty compact car. It has a rich tradition of blending the practicality of the Golf hatchback with a zippier engine and sportier mechanical and interior fittings to create a car that many car enthusiasts regard as near-perfect. Prices start at an MSRP of $26,415. It’s a humble performance car that’s just as suited to sprinting along mountain roads as it is tackling a haul of goods from Wal-Mart.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is the brand’s compact sedan. Combining a more refined driving experience and mature styling, the Jetta looks and feels more grownup than some of its funky competitors. A highlight is the smooth and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines.  Prices start at an MSRP of $18,645. Pros: Graceful Styling, Refined Engine, Roomy Interior, Seat Comfort Cons: Pricier Than Competitors. Cheap Interior Details Looks Best In: Cardinal Red exterior/Cornsilk interior What You…

Cars That Look More Expensive Than They Actually Are

When it comes to cars, sometimes you get more than you paid for, or at least it can appear that way. A select few cars are styled in such a way that they look more expensive than other vehicles within their class. Although priced no more than their contemporaries, these vehicles have a more premium appearance that belies their price. Tasteful applications of chrome, restrained lines and proper proportions lend an air of elegance to designs that punch above their…