KBB Expert Ratings Countdown: Volkswagen

Posted 1/26/2016 4:27 PM
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KBB Expert Ratings Countdown: Volkswagen

When talking about German cars, thoughts generally focus on uber-expensive rides reserved for the wealthy, unless there's a VW badge involved. Those two little letters stand for Volkswagen, a trio of syllables that translate to "people's car".

In keeping with that theme, VW sells a wide variety of vehicles built to appeal to everyone from the financially-strapped college grad to the established executive. The former are longtime fans of the entry-level Volkswagen Rabbit (previously the Volkswagen Golf), the Volkswagen Jetta, and the modern interpretation of the original Volkswagen Beetle, now dubbed the Volkswagen New Beetle. Moving up the ladder, you will find the larger Volkswagen Passat sedan and Volkswagen Passat wagon, the svelte Volkswagen CC four-door coupe, and the cute Volkswagen Eos and Volkswagen New Beetle convertibles. Buyers seeking more carrying capacity will be best served by the Volkswagen Tiguan crossover or the Dodge Caravan-based Volkswagen Routan minivan. Offering less utility but a lot more fun are the Volkswagen GTI and Volkswagen GLI. VW lacks a hybrid in its lineup, but does offer the fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine in several models, including the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen and Volkswagen Touareg2.

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