Volkswagen makes great cars. We know that, and you probably do too. But now these cars are winning prestigious awards from a number of groups, and we're proud to share some of them with you.
Volkswagen also has 9 vehicles-- the highest number of recent models out of any US
brand-- that have earned a rating as IIHS Top Safety Picks! That's the highest possible
level, and signifies that these vehicles perform well not only in front, side, and rear
crash tests, but also in roof strength-- and to earn the TOP SAFETY PICK level, cars
must also have electronic stability control and head protection airbags installed. You
can buy with confidence knowing that your VW will keep you and your family safe.
The 2012 Passat has been voted 2012 Car of the Year by Motor Trend! “The well-equipped
Passat is a breakthrough car for Volkswagen, as it has been designed to suit the North
American market and is being built in a brand-new, state-of-the-art assembly plant in
Chattanooga, Tenn.,” said Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief, Angus MacKenzie. “It has one of
the roomiest interiors in its class, a wide choice of powertrains and a well-tuned
chassis. A compelling new entry in the toughest, most competitive vehicle segment in the
U.S. today, it’s a terrific all-around family sedan.”
Two Volkswagen models, the 2012 Golf and GTI took home awards as part of Car & Driver's "2012 10Best Cars" list, citing their excellent mix of performance, refined design, and sporty steering.