VW Passat — Is this refresh enough? photo

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

There is still a market for mid-sized sedans, but it's a shrinking segment and it takes cutting-edge products with new technology, new designs and bigger and more fuel-efficient engines to keep buyers engaged. Several automakers have stepped up with new and desirable products in an effort to win over crossover buyers.

VW Jetta GLI — Sports sedan on a budget

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Traditional sedans have been caught up in a massive avalanche of crossover SUV sales that threaten to all but eliminate the conventional passenger car from the North American marketplace. But take heart sedan lovers, there are still some very interesting and pleasing choices available if you look in the right places.

VW Tiguan — More room, more features

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Ten inches can make a big difference in the world of small crossover utilities. Just ask the marketing people at Volkswagen. The company's small Tiguan has been a solid value since its introduction in 2009, but has never resonated with buyers in North America because of its small cargo and passenger space compared to competing vehicles in the segment.

Volkswagen Jetta — A value proposition

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

If you are seeking a small family sedan that can give you the most bang for the buck without sacrificing quality or driving enjoyment we recommend a stop at a Volkswagen dealership to test drive the all-new seventh-generation 2019 Jetta. You will find a conservatively styled, well-equipped, fuel-efficient, and thoroughly modern vehicle at a very affordable price.

Volkswagen Golf R is a true 'pocket rocket'

By David Finkelstein

Even if you're just an occasional "motor head", I suspect that you've heard the term, "pocket rocket!" To define the term, it generally describes a sub compact, or similar size automobile with a higher level of performance being generated from the car's engine. That said, Volkswagen is wanting to draw your attention towards their 2018 Golf R Model.

Volkswagen Passat GT — A performance bargain

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

If the 2018 Volkswagen Passat looks totally familiar, that's because it has been around since 2012 with basically the same look, only refreshed in 2015. Most rival mid-sized sedans have been redesigned at least once since that time.

Volkswagen Passat gets upgrades and design tweaks for 2018

By David Finkelstein

With a number of upgrades and changes for the 2018 model year, Volkswagen is making its Passat mid-sized sedan available in six trim levels including the base S version, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, GT, and SEL Premium. Replacing the 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, Passat's new base powertrain features the most advanced 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI engine it has ever offered.

Volkswagen Golf — Standard equipment abounds

By David Finkelstein

It has been 41 years since Volkswagen introduced the iconic Golf hatchback in the U.S., and now its in its seventh-generation. Known for its forward styling, acclaimed value, roominess for five, fuel efficiency and rolling technology, the five-door compact has been refined and improved to a point in which it's clearly competitive with the likes of the Honda Civic, Kia Forte5, Ford Focus, Mazda3 5-Door and the Subaru Impreza.

Volkswagen Atlas — Family friendly

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

As sales of crossover SUVs exploded, Volkswagen continued to fall behind with just two entries, the slow-selling compact Tiguan and the larger and expensive Touraeg. The two European-style crossovers are highly regarded as well-made vehicles, but have not resonated with the car-buying public. Enter the spacious mid-sized Atlas that gives the German company its first eight-passenger SUV in the U.S.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

INDIANAPOLIS — With a name conceived as some amalgamation of a tiger and iguana, the Tiguan was always part car, part SUV and styled like a Golf on heels.  It identified as a Volkswagen, but looked bland.  But, driving it was a spicy delight with that turbo engine propelling it down the left lane of fast freeways.  Well, it’s all new for 2018 and it’s gone from bland to a big spicy habanero.